Headquartered in New York City, Sisense is a growing privately-held BI vendor founded in the early 2000s. Today the company is established with thousands of users at companies both big and small and well-funded at close to one hundred million dollars of venture capital. Sisense offers an embeddable analytics product with an innovative API-first design.
The company sells to medium and large enterprises across the globe, who greatly value the product’s flexibility, performance and ease of customization and extension. Sisense has built a product that accurately addresses the needs of modern web developers who prefer APIs for implementing customized functionality and navigation experiences.
Marketed as a “single-stack” product, Sisense’s complete BI platform provides pre-defined dashboards, data modeling and integration tools for querying big, complex and disparate data sources. Sisense can consume data from spreadsheets, Hadoop, web applications and relational databases and loads it into multidimensional ‘ElastiCube’ data stores without pre-aggregation or pre-calculation.
Query performance is enhanced by Sisense’s proprietary In-Chip technology, which uses CPU-based memory banks to store data and further scale performance. The company states that ad hoc queries respond in seconds even when working with billions of rows of rapidly changing data.
User & Use Cases
Sisense is a complete BI platform with capabilities to support a range of different users as well as modern web developers seeking a highly customizable and extensible analytics experience.
With responsive interfaces that support mobile viewing and customization, it’s not surprising that Sisense’s main use cases include dashboards/scorecards, standard/enterprise reporting and basic data analysis.
It is interesting to see such a large percentage of customers planning to use advanced analytics with Sisense, and it indicates the more advanced applications for which the product is used already.
The product’s customer base consists of an equal number of mid-sized and small organizations with a mean of 213 users per customer and close to double the average penetration rate. This number has risen from last year and should continue to rise given the company’s growing success in the large enterprise segment.
Current vs. planned use
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5 products most often evaluated in competition with Sisense
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Percentage of employees using Sisense
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Number of users using Sisense
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Tasks carried out with Sisense by business users
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Company size (number of employees)
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