It would be amazing if Tableau Desktop could connect to a data source that is stored in the cloud without the need to download it first. I know at my organization, we are moving more towards cloud storage and away from local storage. I envision the ability to connect via the download url these services provide, but the data is not downloaded. It would act just like a regular local storage connection. Taking this further, be able to publish cloud stored data sources to Tableau Server and set refresh schedules. That would be fantastic.
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