Sisense on Linux vs. Windows

The following table provides a feature comparison between Sisense on Windows and Sisense on Linux:

Feature Sisense Windows Sisense Linux
ElastiCube design via desktop ElastiCube Manager Replaced by the data tab in the Sisense web application
ElastiCube sets EC sets are unneeded in the native cloud architecture
Data Groups X
Dashboard Usage Analytics
Build and query usage analytics X
Funnel chart Certified add-on
Explanations X
Statistics on data preview X
Pivot Table
Sorting by subtotals
Data bars
Export to PDF (by rows) 1,000 1,000
Export to Excel ✓ (New improved export engine available, with increased capacity and support for native Excel types)
Embedded images ✓ (certified add-on)
PNG & PDF ✓ New Exporting Engine (enables script operation, improved security and performance)
Concurrent build scale 4 builds 20 builds
Build queue X
Build nodes 1 Unlimited (auto-scale)
Pre-pst build plugins dll bash
Custom code/ Jupyter Notebook X
Build to destination X
Export and Import of Add-ons X
Databricks X
Athena Live X
Custom Connector Platform X
Synapse X
Connector plug-ins X
Connectors memory consumptions 5GB 2GB
(no memory consumption in a future release)
Analytical Experience
Analytical Engine X
Improved formula validation X
Shared Formula X
Augmented Analytics
Notebook tab X
Sisense Narratives ✓ (excluding pivots)
Dynamic Import Query X
Live IN for Filters X
Live multi-schema X
Live prevent random path - Samba X
Live Date -> Time Hierarchy X
Live Weeks support X
Live custom table and column X
Live optimized query X
Live pivot query limit X
Live show SQL X
Live cancel query X
Live readable query X
Pulse alerts over Live X
Leverages new translation engine and improved SQL functions X
Case insensitive text filters
X ✓ (configurable)
Live dynamic connections X
Live Box and Whisker plot widget X
Live Statistical Functions: Rsum, Ravg, XTD, Median, Mode, PERCENTILE, QUARTILE, VARP X
Original data types X
Fiscal year X
Self-contained Multitenancy X
UI Customization
Themes and user based rebranding X
Custom fonts X
Web Access Token X
Internal monitoring for offline X
Granular email management X
Administrative search X
Log collection (combined from GUI) X
Audit X
Web file management X
Desktop ECM X
Pre-installed certified plug-ins X
Limit Shares (OOB) X
Server side plug-ins Unmanaged Managed with resource in a single process
Change user activation period
Configuration if new users can be created through sharing
Multi-Node static assets, configuration sync Manual Automatic shared storage
High availability for clustered deployment Legacy Kubernetes
Cluster auto-scale X
Multi-namespace X
Auto recovery X
Service health and recovery X
Kubernetes and container deployment X
Helm deployment X
Resource limits X
Monitoring API X
Enhanced internal monitoring (Grafana) X
Git integration X
OpenShift support X
Inline upgrade X
Secure communication between nodes Complex SSL tunnels Secure weave network
Centralized log aggregation X
Logging retention X
Configurable log level Manual CLI and UI
PSM.exe Functionality replaced by the Linux CLI and REST API
Backup and restore X
Scale and performance X
Front End Add-ons (Note: Some functionalities exist as add-ons in Windows and are out-of-the-box in Linux)
Advanced formula X
AND/OR Filter blocks relationship
Filter editors
Limited functionality Enhanced functionality
Design Capabilities
Admin Look & Feel (dashboard & widget design)
Individual group rebranding



For the list of supported connectors, see Data Source Connectors.


General Limitations

  • Sisense for Windows handles Boolean field types differently to Sisense for Linux. If you use the Boolean field type, when migrating to Sisense for Linux, enable the boolToTextCapitalized feature so that Sisense for Linux correctly resolves lower-case Boolean values as upper-case.
  • Windows authentication cannot be used as an authentication method in Sisense for Linux.
  • Generic ODBC and OLE DB drivers aren't supported in Sisense for Linux. Instead, use JDBC connectors. For more information, see Deploying a Custom Connector.