Sisense is a full-stack product with a columnar data store, an ETL layer and a set of front-end tools for constructing dashboards and visualizations. The proprietary data store called “elasticube” is more flexible than OLAP cubes, with much less reliance on data modeling. Sisense has also abandoned the familiar in-memory technology common to visualization tools for an “in-chip” solution which uses the data storage provided by the chip set, in addition to RAM and disk storage. This removes some of the speed limitations of traditional disk storage and has none of the size limitations of in-memory RAM solutions. One of the big advantages of this platform is that it can process very large volumes of data in the columnar database, and the in-chip memory innovation is fast and efficient.
Sisense is Top Rated in the mid-sized company segment.
|Location:||New York, New York|
|Most compared to:||Tableau Server; QlikView; Microsoft BI|
|Best fit for:||Sisense is designed for companies with a need to process disparate data sources or large data volumes without heavy reliance on an IT organization. It also provides self-service analytics tools that are designed for the business user rather than the IT organization.|
|Sisense Pros||Sisense Cons|
|Good UI for dashboard creation
||Some features need additional documentation
|Easy & quick to deploy
- Sisense's unique technology does not require upfront data modeling to detail join types. Join paths are created on the fly at time of query to optimize the query execution. This difference, frees Sisense users from typical, time consuming data prep processes that most BI tools require, including upfront modeling of inner/outer and left/right joins.