Sigma

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Sigma Computing

Overview

What is Sigma?

Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.
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Recent Reviews

Sigma at a startup

6 out of 10
January 04, 2023
I use Sigma to create queries joining multiple data sources to create dashboards, reports, and surface key business metrics and insights.
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Sigma Update

7 out of 10
January 04, 2023
We are currently using Sigma for KPI reports and Histograms to determine how select models are performing as well as certain brands.
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Sigma is a game changer

8 out of 10
August 26, 2022
I use Sigma for all of my reporting needs and analyzing data from all sources within the company. I love that it is pretty flexible but it …
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How Sigma Differs From Its Competitors

Self-Service Analytics

Everyone can easily go into Sigma Computing, view tables, and analyze what they need to accomplish. And because everything is in spreadsheet format, people can build their reports quicker, leading to faster decision-making.
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma has made data reporting more accessible for non-technical users but there is still a learning curve. Sigma has made decision making more efficient for sure.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma has a lot of filtering and drill down capabilities that are quite useful for large and complicated datasets.
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Self-Service Analytics

We are still building all of our reports in Sigma and have not had users test it yet but I would suspect users will be content with the end product.
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma Computing allowed me to easily and seamlessly hold account-level reviews on a dime with day-to-day clients. In addition, I can pull data in real-time and with ease during meetings to help the team make decisions at the moment instead of having to wait days for a BI pull and then a follow-up …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma Computing has enabled a wide spread of teams to be able to view the same data/views since user management is easy with Sigma Computing. In our team, the data team is the one who creates the views/dashboards while the non-technical users remain as viewers. So far, the results have been …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma Computing has enabled us, along with BigQuery, to view our data from multiple sources in a cohesive manner. This has proved to be very useful in decision-making.
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma Computing is incredibly helpful, as I outlined in my prior question. As long as the dashboards are built well, they're easy to view and use for informed decisions.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

I don't recommend Sigma Computing for this. It takes too long to sort thru data and the drill-down features include more datapoints than just want you wanted to drill down on, in my opinion.
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Self-Service Analytics

Prior to implementing Sigma, we were downloading query results and analyzing them in a spreadsheet, which was time-consuming and error-prone. Sigma has sped up this process significantly and increased the quality and consistency of the reports by automating the process.
This helps us inform …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma has made a positive impact on our ability to conduct iterative ad-hoc analyses by making it quick and easy to create new reports when one is requested, or thought of. If the report identifies a continuing trend, it's trivial to convert it to an ongoing report or dashboard to track the impact …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma Computing gives fast data access to the business users and gives business users an easy way to set up simple dashboards and plots to present their work, check and show the market status. Its ability to visualize data easily helps people to understand the results, which fastens the business …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma Computing saved me a lot of time by auto updating the results of queries and showing the result all the time. By having the Sigma Computing dashboard, I can directly send a link to some ad-hoc ask instead of re-run the query every time. Also, its live updating informs the breakdown and helps …
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Self-Service Analytics

Previously users did not have access to the data that we are now providing through Sigma. Or they didn't have access they knew how to use. The only access was through sheets or BigQuery console.
Sigma allows IT to provide data from outside sources in a way that was not possible before.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

The ad hoc analysis is soooo easy to do in Sigma. I love quickly building a dataset and immediately being able to "Explore" how the dataset looks like as a visualization.
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma has been great for our business, especially when dealing with multiple stores and comparing between them. We're able to track improvements made and also track where opportunities are arising for specific locations. Additionally, pulling Sigma data and creating Google Sheets has been …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Based on personal experience and dealing not with just one store but with three stores that all use Sigma, I can use Sigma to track an item's path through the warehouse and see which associates "touch" the item. This helps us track where something went wrong with the product and ultimately may …
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Self-Service Analytics

It's fine for most people honestly. If you are just a user of sigma dashboards and not creating them or responsible for the data integrity (/ what the query behind a visualization actually looks like) it's great! However, in my role data integrity is quite important and it's impossible to lift the …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma has opened a new world to those that do not know SQL as with a nearly database-only driven company, analysis of data would have to begin with someone that could provide a dataset small enough for the end user to use with Excel, for example. This has saved money (and time) as it is a domino …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma has GREATLY impacted the ability to perform ad hoc analyses due to the efficiency it provides. For example, the time it would take to run a SQL query to narrow a dataset and subsequently analyze/run pivot tables/charts within Excel has been reduced by at least 25%. It has been my first …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma makes our data more easily accessible to users and, along with lots of training and time spent, is helping to improve data literacy with the less savvy users. It fits well into the processes we already have built that allow users to facilitate ingest and analysis of data in near real time.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma has only been used at this level with our most technical users. It makes diving into data and analysis really simple for a tech savvy user and can easily drill in to find what you need once you identify a subset of data you want to explore. The ability to quickly filter (right click, include …
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Self-Service Analytics

It has helped with our day-to-day analysis of data and made some things faster in that area. We have more reports and more flexibility so that helps with making decisions. We have also found more reports to use and data to analyze because of the flexibility. The only bad thing is the downtime and …
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Self-Service Analytics

Always up-to-date dashboards, they don't depend on the Analysts to send the reports by e-mail. Once you are used to it, it's really easy to create a new dashboard with filters, multiple selections, etc.
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma has made it easier for non-technical users to lead their own data explorations. This has allowed us to spread out and speed up our data analysis across the board.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Sigma's ability to deal with large tables has helped speed up our analyses and ultimately our ability to quickly make decisions.
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Self-Service Analytics

We are finally able to provide fundamental metrics throughout the organization on customer behavior, platform health, financial results, HR, and other areas. Having a single delivery mechanism helps with training and onboarding new users. The product team has been able to use the platform activity …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Our focus has been on dashboards, not as much on ad hoc. However, our customer activity dashboard, with its pivot table support and visualizations does help the customer success team look at any customers and drill into what might be behind changes in customer behavior. The dashboard was designed …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma has substantially increased or business users' ability to analyze data w/o distracting engineering team. Its easy-to-learn, excel-like interface has a very soft learning curve so we can get up and running in a few hours with the tool. With more metrics available faster, we're able to adjust …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

We can make decisions much faster now, since we can have new analytics ready for a project on day one. With KPIs easily available to our admins and clients throughout the program, we can easily steer our project with more granularity than before. Faster access to the data directly results in …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma Computing dashboards I have created have made content performance data easier to access for a broad group of non-technical editors & authors. Now that they no longer need to reach out to the analytics team for that data (& potentially wait for a turnaround), we find that they are leveraging …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

It's allowed me to flag more things that are happening and a broader set of patterns, but I often find myself doing the full ad hoc analysis & exploration in the respective platform, such as Adobe or Google Analytics.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

There is a feature in Sigma Computing that breaks down chart-building into steps. So when some errors happen, it's relatively easy to spot-check which step goes wrong.
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Self-Service Analytics

For business users who are not on the Data/Engineering Team, Sigma has been exceptionally good at allowing them to use Excel-like language to find insights. I may have mentioned this already, but this is a time saver for business intelligence engineers/data analysts. The fewer time data team …
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Ad Hoc Analytics

Depending on one's level of permissions, Sigma will allow stakeholders to do a "drill down" analysis. This empowers users to take the initiative in searching for insights into data they may be already familiar with but not sure how to access what they need. In addition, the drill down option also …
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Self-Service Analytics

Sigma is used broadly by data roles at my company. It has definitely allowed for a more data-transparent culture, in which many people are using Sigma not just for dashboarding purposes, but also for ad hoc analyses as you can easily translate SQL code into visualizations and tables.
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Ad Hoc Analytics

I mainly use Sigma for dashboarding purposes, which needs to be shared with my business partners and stakeholders. For this, Sigma is extremely useful. For Adhoc analyses, I actually tend to use Snowflake directly or work in R. In R; the visualization functionalities are much more feature-rich.
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Popular Features

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  • Report sharing and collaboration (117)
    8.9
    89%
  • Customizable dashboards (116)
    7.9
    79%
  • Drill-down analysis (112)
    7.9
    79%
  • Formatting capabilities (118)
    7.5
    75%

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What is Sigma?

Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.

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Product Demos

What Can Sigma Do For You?
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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

7.5Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

7.9Avg 7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.3Avg 7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

6.4Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Sigma?

Sigma is a business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform purpose-built for the cloud. With Sigma, anyone can use the spreadsheet functions and formulas they already know to explore live data at cloud scale, down to the lowest grain of detail. Its familiar spreadsheet-like interface delivers SQL into the hands of any user while keeping data fresh and secure within cloud data warehouses.


Data-first companies can use Sigma to empower their employees, customers, and partners to break free from the confines of the dashboard and explore data for themselves to make better, faster decisions. The software was built to capitalize on the performance power of cloud data warehouses to combine data sources and analyze billions of rows of data instantly – no coding required.

Sigma Features

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates
  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Sigma Screenshots

Screenshot of Anyone can add custom calculations to tables and visualizations – no SQL skills necessary.Screenshot of No need to ever summarize your underlying data, no matter the size.Screenshot of Allow users to create custom bins to drive complex cohort analysis without SQL code.Screenshot of Build complex cohort analyses without code.Screenshot of Lookups provide familiar spreadsheet functionality to business users.Screenshot of Sigma Workbooks bring together spreadsheets, charts, and data narratives onto a live, collaborative canvas.Screenshot of Easily sort, filter, and drill into visualizations, or get to the unconstrained underlying data.Screenshot of Use spreadsheet formulas to add calculated fields to pivot tables without coding.

Sigma Videos

What can Sigma do for you?
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Sigma Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.

Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, and Looker are common alternatives for Sigma.

Reviewers rate Report Delivery Scheduling highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Sigma are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Mendy Shallman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our BI team suggested we start using Sigma Computing to help save time on all of our requests every day. Once we moved over we discovered the amazing possibilities it offers and currently use it daily to review daily customer transactions and insights, overall business trends, and automated reports for sales and leadership teams. Sigma Computing has helped ramp up our productivity and internal insights in a way no other platform has been able to. It also saved countless hours we used to spend manually tying data together from different sources across our databases.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is our main business intelligence tool, and is used in tandem with Google BigQuery to be a connection point where teams and stakeholders can draw analysis and create reporting from our multiple data sources. The business problems this address includes ranges from internal analysis (such as providing cohesive reporting for our finance teams) to external problem solving (product, customer success, sales, and marketing).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The team I am on, has a small headcount for the number of clients we're supporting. Sigma has helped us massively reduce the amount of time it takes for us to compile reports and actionable business intelligence from dozens of hours a week down to 1-3 hours. Moreover, it's helped us in supporting our sales reps with information on their specific clients. The scope of use for our team has only continued to grow as other teams realize use cases based on what I've built so far for my team.

On a daily basis, use it to determine a broad range of things:

Product performance:
  • Observing past trends and predict future trends in product usage
  • Identify broad trends that could lead to product improvements
  • Help clients get the maximum potential from our product by observing how its being used
  • Identify areas where costs to us, or the client, may be unnecessarily high and address
Operations/Customer service:
  • Proactively identify issues and reach out to clients for troubleshooting and resolution
  • Reach out to clients who are not using the product to its maximum potential and assist in helping their projects succeed
  • Maximize delivery to our clients by identifying the causes of shortfalls
December 14, 2022

Sigma Computing Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Sigma Computing to build dashboards to show results to collaborators and broader groups. My use case is to set up daily updating dashboards that can track and visualize data in order to help the Ops team track the status of our experiments and markets. It also helps people in the company to check the live status of my work.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sigma is a toll that works in the same way a spreadsheets work. But with data joining functionality similar to SQL and far easier to create visualizations. We chose Sigma because it makes data easy to access and use for a business user. IT resources are scarce for creating new reports and versions of reports.
Kimi Vu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sigma Computing as an embedded solution for our users. We use Sigma to help our customers see high level overview how they are doing in terms of the jobs they completed within the day. If the user is looking at the reports from a management perspective, the reporting shows how their employees are doing at a high level.
Christopher Lamarca | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Sigma to track employee performance as well as deep dive inventory issues. I also use Sigma to audit employee actions and also use Sigma data to lead performance evaluations with my team. Additionally, I can also use Sigma to compare my site's performance with that of other sites across the nation. Sigma does a great job at compiling all relevant information onto one easy-to-read spreadsheet.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sigma Computing is used to make our data sharable with people that don't have SQL expertise and to create easily accessible reports to track client statistics/metrics. Most reports are either used on a weekly basis for business reporting purposes or ad-hoc as tools to pull relevant data or information based on specific inputs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company deals with millions of transactions on a daily basis that requires analysis which is unachievable with Excel unless possessing SQL knowledge to limit datasets. We have several databases and individuals that do not know SQL. Sigma allows for seamless integration of databases in an Excel-like interface that is comfortable and quite intuitive. Sigma is used to build daily distributed reports for multiple departments as well as management dashboards and Adhoc query/report requests.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sigma Computing is used for all of our reporting and analytics in the organization. It is used daily by many users in the company to track KPIs and other more detailed facets of the business as well. Sigma is also used for external presentations and leave behinds for our teams.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Sigma for all of my reporting needs and analyzing data from all sources within the company. I love that it is pretty flexible but it has gone down several times and when that happens we cannot do our jobs. I would also love it to be more spreadsheet-like with multiple sorts and other options.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sigma Computing on a daily basis to monitor the health of our business. We track the main KPIs, the results of the different experiments, how are our campaigns performing, the conversion funnel, etc. Also, we monitor some operational items, like data conciliation between different sources with an alarm to inform us when a difference is found.
Daniela Chita-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've built our newest product, WageScape, a labor market analytics application, using Sigma Computing. WageScape helps you see what’s coming on the horizon for pay trends and labor market intelligence by collecting and presenting important data points from public-facing sources in easy-to-use data visualizations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sigma Computing allows us to give our employees easy access to our data. We use this data to determine marketing channel efficacy, measure the success of new product features, and track usage information. We have set up Sigma Computing as the central location to combine data from the product, marketing spend, and revenue to give us a holistic view of LTV and CAC. The spreadsheet-like interface has made it easy for non-technical users to get up to speed quickly and makes it approachable to dig into the deeper capabilities.
August 25, 2022

Sigma user survey

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Sigma to build debugging tools to check the configuration and metadata input by Ops and Customers. I am quite proficient in writing SQL and query data, but not everyone is. It's really handy and let people use the tools so that they can figure out the issue on their own, instead of leveraging engineers time.
  • I like the conditional highlight feature.
  • I like the flexibility I can change the width and height of the widget.
  • I constantly update the dashboard so I'd like to see version somewhere in the view.
  • The query is a bit slow but I don't know if that's Sigma's issue or the query engine we are leveraging on.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sigma as our primary data visualization tool for delivering operational metrics throughout the company. Astronomer is a fast growing cloud-based software startup and we faced the typical scaling issue of delivering a wide range of operational metrics to a broad audience. The metrics covered platform health, customer activity and behavior, trouble tickets, contracts and order, HR activity. For the most part employees are generally sophisticated data consumers and wanted the ability to parametize and drill into the metrics that help them run the business – Sigma a good fit for this use case.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sigma to easily mockup new visualizations, metrics and full dashboards for clients who use our marketplace platform. This way the business development team can work on new client analytics features without software development team resources. Once the features are tested and approved by the client in Sigma, we can refine them & add them to our own analytics platform, confident that they're exactly what our clients need!
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use it primarily to measure the effectiveness of a content marketing program consisting of multiple media brands. This includes overall site traffic analytics and conversion activity, as well as specific marketing tech platforms in my tech stack. I use Sigma Computing to create dashboards for my internal analytics team, as well as other (non-analytics) editorial staff. I also create several visualizations that can be used for client reporting deliverables.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Sigma along with the rest of the Data Team to design dashboards and derive key insights for several internal teams at our company. Sigma makes the insights discovery process much, much easier due to its ability to perform easy calculations via more Excel-centric language rather than custom SQL. While custom SQL is a powerful skill, I have found it is easier to assist stakeholders in using data/dashboards when they do not have to use SQL to find them.
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