Seamless Upgrade of Tableau Server for a Top Retail Business in Spain

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Seamless Upgrade of Tableau Server for a Top Retail Business in Spain

Client Background:

Our client is one of the leading retail businesses in Spain, boasting a strong presence in the market with a wide range of products and services. With a commitment to innovation and staying ahead in the competitive landscape, the client has invested in technology to streamline operations and enhance customer experiences.

Client Problem:

Despite their success, the client faced a critical challenge with their existing Tableau Server version. Running on an outdated system posed risks in terms of security, performance, and compatibility with newer Tableau features. Recognizing the need to upgrade to the latest Tableau Server version, the client sought a reliable solution provider to facilitate this transition smoothly.

Tasrie IT Services Solution:

Tasrie IT Services was engaged to address the client's requirement of upgrading their Tableau Server to the latest version. Leveraging our expertise in IT solutions and project management, we devised a comprehensive strategy to ensure a seamless transition with minimal disruption to the client's operations.


  1. Assessment and Planning:

    • We began by assessing the current Tableau Server setup and identifying the necessary steps for the upgrade.
    • A detailed upgrade plan was formulated, outlining tasks, timelines, and resource requirements.
  2. Backup and Infrastructure Setup:

    • A full backup of the existing Tableau Server was taken to ensure data integrity and recovery in case of any unforeseen issues.
    • A new, supported Linux server was provisioned to host the upgraded Tableau Server environment.
  3. Installation and Configuration:

    • The latest version of Tableau Server was installed on the new infrastructure, ensuring compatibility and performance improvements.
    • All required drivers for data sources were installed and configured to maintain seamless connectivity.
  4. Data Migration and Testing:

    • The backup data was restored onto the new Tableau Server environment to replicate the existing setup.
    • Tableau Desktop versions were upgraded across relevant user devices to ensure compatibility with the new server version.
    • Comprehensive quality assurance and functional testing were conducted, involving business users to validate the integrity and functionality of reports and dashboards.
  5. Go-Live Planning:

    • A meticulous go-live plan was prepared, outlining the sequence of steps to transition from the old to the new Tableau Server environment.
    • Coordination with stakeholders ensured alignment and readiness for the cutover process.
  6. Cutover and Deployment:

    • The latest production data was backed up to facilitate a smooth transition to the new Tableau Server environment.
    • Final testing and validation were performed to ensure data accuracy and system performance.
    • DNS settings were updated to point to the production URL, enabling users to seamlessly access the upgraded Tableau Server.


The implementation of the Tableau Server upgrade yielded remarkable results, benefiting the client in several ways:

  • Upgrade to Latest Version: The client's Tableau Server was successfully upgraded to version 2023.3.4, ensuring access to the latest features, enhancements, and security patches.

  • Zero Downtime: Throughout the upgrade process, there was no significant downtime experienced by the client's users. Business operations continued uninterrupted, minimizing potential revenue loss or operational disruptions.

  • Seamless Transition: The transition to the new Tableau Server version was executed seamlessly, without encountering any major issues or disruptions. Users experienced minimal changes in their workflow, fostering a smooth adoption of the upgraded platform.

  • Improved Performance and Security: With the latest Tableau Server version in place, the client benefitted from improved performance, enhanced security features, and better compatibility with evolving data sources and visualization requirements.

  • Stakeholder Satisfaction: The successful completion of the Tableau Server upgrade project earned accolades from stakeholders, demonstrating Tasrie IT Services' commitment to delivering high-quality solutions and exceeding client expectations.


Tasrie IT Services' expertise and meticulous approach enabled the seamless upgrade of Tableau Server for our esteemed client, a top retail business in Spain. By leveraging best practices, rigorous testing, and effective communication, we ensured a smooth transition to the latest Tableau Server version, empowering the client to unlock new possibilities in data analytics and visualization while maintaining business continuity and efficiency.

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