Tableau Integration

This page describes how to set up Tableau Desktop and configure it for use with Rockset. You can integrate Tableau with Rockset to power real-time dashboards on NoSQL data.

The steps below require that you have the Rockset Java SDK jar version 0.7.0+. For instructions on building the jar, refer here. You can also download the jar (rockset-java-$version-uberjar.jar) from Maven.


Tableau Desktop is a data analysis and visualization software. Tableau Desktop uses JDBC driver to perform operations.


Note: Make sure your Tableau Desktop installation is version 2019.2 (or later) and you have
Rockset Java SDK version 0.7.0 (or later).

  1. Create an API Key using the Rockset Console under Manage > API

Create New API Key

  1. Place the Rockset Java SDK jar in the following folder depending on the operating system:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Drivers
    • Mac: ~/Library/Tableau/Drivers and/or ~/Library/JDBC

    Refer to
    Tableau Documentation and
    Tableau Help
    for more detailed instructions.

  2. In Tableau, navigate to Connect To a Server and select Other Databases (JDBC):

Tableau Connect

  1. Configure the connection as follows:
    • Use jdbc:rockset:// for URL (or the api url for your region if not
    • Select PostgreSQL as dialect.
    • Enter apikey as Username and Rockset API Key as the password.
    • Click on Sign In

Tableau Rockset Information


Explore the schema of all Rockset collections present in your workspace:

Tableau Explore

Publishing to Tableau Server

Publish a workbook along with a data source to your Tableau server:

  1. Select Publish Workbook from Server in the Menu.

Tableau Publish Workbook

  1. Edit Data Sources and select Published Separately for Publish Type and Embedded password
    for Authentication.

Tableau Publish Configuration