Sisense

Sisense Review
It has an easy-to-use API and the ability to handle very large datasets.


We chose Sisense for a rip-and-replace of Tableau 9.0. After our initial implementation of Tableau, and as our data set grow, we quickly ran into major performance, stability, and usability issues.

We went with Sisense because of its ease-of-use, visualizations built for the web, easy-to-use API, and, most importantly, its performance and ability to handle very large datasets.

Other key features are how Sisense manages multi tenancy and its visualization plugin support. This give sus the ability to support our use case and build our own custom visuals as needed.

We have been very pleased with our experience with Sisense to date. Our sales team is very excited about the slick dashboards we can put together with very quick turnaround times.

Although its plugin support mitigates this, Sisense could use additional out-of-the-box visualizations. Additionally, the maps feature could also be improved.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Anonymous avatar x30

Great assessment of SiSense's value as a complete rip-and-replace solution for companies struggling to analyze extremely large data sets and are fearful of the rather daunting challenges faced when replacing an entire Analytics platform across the enterprise.
Not surprised at the success....very surprised to have not read more instances of SiSense implementations in this scenario...but certain much more are likely to follow...:)

Like (1)09 September 15
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Dev BhosaleReal UserTOP 10

Hey Jared, I just across your review and could instantly associate with some of your experiences with both Tableau and SiSense. We did encounter a performance issue with Tableau server while working with some really large data sets with high number of concurrent users. After much troubleshooting we learned that your workbooks need to be designed while carefully considering performance implications of design decisions. Large number of blended data sources, too many quick filters, security, parameter filtering etc. everything added together made the performance slower. If one wants to stick with Tableau , Designing Efficient Workbooks whitepaper is a really good resource. When we evaluated SiSense, I agree that the tool handled large data sets much better with a high concurrent load. However, one of its drawback, at the time, was inability to query databases in "live mode". That is, all data had to be brought into its "ElastiCube" which is their proprietary columnar storage. When working with very large data sets, we wanted to leverage the capabilities of the databases. I also liked their plugin based architecture for data visualizations which is not possible with Tableau and to a certain extent not required because their visualization grammar called VizQL. In the end both the tools are very capable and your review shows how SiSense can work great for an organization compared to Tableau, which I can agree to completely. I would love to hear more about your experiences with refreshing ElastiCubes. Also, integration with R looks very interesting.

Like (1)27 June 16
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Sisense Offer The Live connection - starting Version 6.6 (Q1 2017).

Like (0)06 June 17
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