Code-First Functionality Creates a Powerful Partnership Between Business Users and Analysts, Operationalising Rapid Decision-Making at Enterprise Scale
Thursday 16th December 2021 – Sisense, the leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, today announced Sisense Notebooks, a new code-first functionality within Sisense Fusion Analytics that empowers data analysts with the tools they need to conduct advanced analysis using Structured Query Language (SQL) and Python.
“The Sisense Notebooks product offering is a fresh, innovative idea that I haven’t seen in other visualisation BI tools,” John Will Director, Global Ops at Arista Networks said. “It appears to be a very interesting enhancement to the existing Sisense portfolio of capabilities that we look forward to experimenting with – and learning more about.”
As part of the Sisense Fusion Platform 2012.12 release, Notebooks will enable data analysts to query data from any data source, visualise results in custom charts, and take their analytics efforts further using procedural code before visualisation. Notebooks will help boost data analyst productivity with integrated workflows, source control, advanced security, and much more, allowing them to conduct ad hoc analysis on disparate datasets – in a highly customisable fashion in SQL or Python – within a single platform for both in-depth analysis and BI that preserves data security and integrity.
“The offering gives Data Analysts the tools they need to conduct advanced analysis, which ultimately increases efficiency and productivity,” Aaron Peabody, CTO at Untitled Firm said. “In a lot of advanced cases, SQL by itself just won’t cut it for sophisticated modeling workflows or intricate Ad-Hoc queries. Users need a more robust solution set of tools such as Python as well as the underlying packages these languages offer. Utilising these languages in harmony with SQL unlocks a more dynamic modeling experience for Sisense Fusion Analytics users. The Notebooks offering has proven to speed time to insight by lowering modeling barriers through a unified environment that enables the Data Analyst.”
“The market is full of tools that offer fragmented workflows and manual procedures, which compromise productivity, accuracy, and security and slow down the time-to-insight for anyone looking to make a data-driven decision at the organisation,” said Ashley Kramer, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Sisense. “With Notebooks, we’re taking a code-first approach to help infuse insights and scale the decision making across the enterprise, creating a powerful partnership between business users and analysts.”
Additional key features of Sisense Notebooks designed to accelerate the capabilities of analysts to solve important business decision-problems include:
- Integrated workflows. Go from model design to advanced analysis to visualisation to source control, all in one location, and with the highest degree of data security.
- Analysis using SQL or Python. Capabilities include SQL to charts, SQL to Python to charts, and SQL to R to charts, coming soon. Along with these features comes the best in class SQL and Code editor giving analysts the ability to quickly perform their research in a continuous and efficient manner.
- Orchestrate information with custom queries. Advanced operations such as window functions and common table expressions allow analysts to glean more complex insights from datasets with high accuracy and precision, eliminating typical self-service pain points, such as semantic models that limit the type of questions business users can ask.
- Exploration. Notebooks allows for best-in-industry collaboration during a developers exploratory analysis before providing an answer or visualisation to a problem, and then eventually be able to share within the same product offering, coming soon.
Sisense Fusion Analytics offers self-service capabilities as well as tools for data analysts, so any type of intelligence may be gleaned from business data. Notebooks will fill a gap compared to self-service solutions by allowing for integrated custom analysis. As part of today’s announcement, Sisense also introduced the beta version of an integration with Git to enable software developers and product teams to manage the lifecycle of their dashboards and codes, designed to further operationalise and scale analytics across the enterprise. The feature will be fully integrated in 2022.
Sisense has offices in London, with a growing suite of local customers including Huws Gray, Gousto and Learning Pool.
To learn more about the Sisense Fusion platform, please visit our official product page.
More information can also be found on this blog: Spotlight on Sisense Notebooks: A New Code-First Approach to Analytics
You can also join the live webinar, Sisense Fusion – Analytics Gets Personal, Dec. 16 at 9am PT/12pm ET here: https://www.sisense.com/webinars/analytics-gets-personal/
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