Sisense

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.

Sisense is a full-stack BI platform that includes all the necessary tools required to build, embed and run multi-terabyte analytics solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Designed with application program interface (API) access as a top priority, Sisense offers developers the ability to invoke integration, discovery and dashboard functions through JavaScript and REST methods. Sisense customers have the option of using out-of-the-box BI tools, or designing a custom analytics experience to suit the needs of specific user groups.

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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Business Intelligence Use Cases of Sisense

5 products most often evaluated in competition with Sisense

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5 products most often evaluated in competition with Sisense

Percentage of employees using Sisense

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Number of users using Sisense

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Number of users using Sisense

Tasks carried out with Sisense by business users

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Tasks carried out with Sisense by business users

Company size (number of employees)

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Company size of Sisense users

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Sisense

Peer Groups Americas-focused vendors, Dashboarding-focused products, Data discovery-focused products
VendorSisense
Number of responses38
OfficesNew York, NY; Scottsdale, AZ; Ramat Gan, Israel
Employees320
Customers1,000
Revenues (2016)N/A
Web sitewww.sisense.com