SQream’s Tableau connector, based on standard JDBC, enables storing and fast querying large volumes of data. This connector is useful for users who want to integrate and analyze data from various sources within the Tableau platform. With the Tableau connector, users can easily connect to databases and cloud applications and perform high-speed queries on large datasets. Additionally, the connector allows for seamless integration with Tableau, enabling users to visualize their data.

SQream supports both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server on Windows, MacOS, and Linux distributions.

For more information on SQream’s integration with Tableau, see Tableau Connectors.


It is essential that you have the following installed:

  • Tableau version 9.2 or newer

Setting Up JDBC

  1. Download the SQream JDBC Connector .jar file.

  2. Place the JDBC .jar file in the Tableau driver directory.

    Based on your operating system, you may find the Tableau driver directory in one of the following locations:

    • Tableau Desktop on MacOS: ~/Library/Tableau/Drivers

    • Tableau Desktop on Windows: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Drivers

    • Tableau on Linux: /opt/tableau/tableau_driver/jdbc

Installing the Tableau Connector

  1. Download the Tableau Connector SQreamDB.taco file.

  2. Based on the installation method that you used for installing Tableau, place the Tableau Connector SQreamDB.taco file in the Tableau connector directory:

Product / Platform


Tableau Desktop for Windows

C:\Users[user]\Documents\My Tableau Repository\Connectors

Tableau Desktop for Mac

/Users/[user]/Documents/My Tableau Repository/Connectors

Tableau Prep for Windows

C:\Users[user]\Documents\My Tableau Prep Repository\Connectors

Tableau Prep for Mac

/Users/[user]/Documents/My Tableau Prep Repository/Connectors

Flow web authoring on Tableau Server


Tableau Prep Conductor on Tableau Server


Tableau Server

C:\<directory_name>\Tableau\Tableau Server\<directory_name>\Connectors

  1. Restart Tableau Desktop or Tableau server.

Connecting to SQream

  1. Start Tableau Desktop.

  2. In the Connect menu, under the To a Server option , click More.

    Additional connection options are displayed.

  3. Select SQream DB by SQream Technologies.

    A connection dialog box is displayed.

  4. In the connection dialog box, fill in the following fields:

Field name




Defines the SQreamDB worker machine IP.

Avoid using the loopback address ( or “localhost” as a server address since it typically refers to the local machine where Tableau is installed and may create issues and limitations or


Defines the TCP port of the SQream worker

3108 when using a load balancer, or 5100 when connecting directly to a worker with SSL


Defines the database to establish a connection with



Enables (true) or disables (false) the load balancer. After enabling or disabling the load balance, verify the connection


Specifies the username of a role to use when connecting



Specifies the password of the selected role


Require SSL

Sets SSL as a requirement for establishing this connection

  1. Click Sign In.

    The connection is established, and the data source page is displayed.