New to Sisense

Sisense simplifies complex data and transforms it into powerful analytic apps, which you can share or embed anywhere. Leverage all of your data, analyze it, and visualize it to impact business decisions and drive change.

This section provides a high-level overview of how Sisense works and the various deployment options available There are also links to tutorials for building your first dashboard from scratch.

How Sisense Works

Sisense's end-to-end, single stack solution simplifies complex data in three short steps:

  1. Model: Blend massive amounts of data from a variety of sources into Sisense. You can access data directly from the data source using Sisense Live, or import data into the Sisense ElastiCube.
  2. Analyze: Interact with your data in a visual way to get a deeper understanding of it, and visualize a clear picture of the holistic data landscape.
  3. Impact: Create visually appealing dashboards that make it easy to get insights and take action. You can also take your stand-alone dashboards to the next level by turning them into fully integrated analytics apps. For example, use the popular Sisense BloX-Overview to create advanced layouts, custom navigation, and even integrate third-party software (such as Salesforce) directly into your dashboards.

The topics below describe in more detail how Sisense works.

Sisense Deployments

You can use the Sisense Cloud Managed service or deploy Sisense in your cloud environment of choice, or on-premise.

Sisense Cloud Managed Service

This is the easiest and most recommended deployment option. Sisense provides an environment for you, based on your requirements. With the collaboration of your IT team, your data sources are connected to Sisense . This means you do not need to run any servers or special hardware or manage your own cloud services, and Sisense takes care of all security, upgrades, and maintenance. Your users can safely access Sisense and your dashboards from any location.

For more information, see Setting up the Cloud Environment.

Your Cloud Environment

You can install Sisense in Windows on any cloud platform. Your IT department will handle upgrades and maintenance.

Windows: You can provision a Windows server on any of the cloud platforms and then install Sisense on it. You can also use an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that we provide on the AWS marketplace to easily create a fully pre-installed Sisense instance on Windows.

For more information, see Installing Sisense.

You can install Sisense on your own Windows servers, on VMs running in your local data center, or even on bare-metal machines running in your data center. Your IT teams will be responsible for upgrades and maintenance.

See Windows Minimum Requirements and to see what you need to support Sisense.

Give Sisense a Try

Now that you've set Sisense up, it's time to play. See the tutorial below to learn how to import data and build your first dashboard.