Leverage the cloud
Don’t be constrained or afraid to combine pieces of cloud technologies to serve the Analytics structure.
Become durable / resilient
Even though there are very high monthly uptime percentages, just be prepared for something to break. If you do that, you’ll have even *more* creative freedom (crazy, huh?).
Choose to: (1) scale laterally or (2) scale vertically
This is all about re-framing the question around Projects vs Sites.
Why you have Sites over Projects or Projects over Sites? And that can’t be the only choice, right? (Hint: it’s not the only choice)
I’ve seen benefits to both but the extra work involved with Sites make scaling laterally (Sites) much more difficult than vertically (Projects), not to mention the challenges of stepping into the compliance realm.
Remove all the pieces from your base install that can be done elsewhere (eg: collect the ‘garbage’ but store on AWS S3 with a good lifecycle policy). That way, your Analytics infra is light and fast.
I challenge you to think *bigger* with Tableau. How can you provide more fluid access to insight than anything else?