SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sigma Computing (“Sigma”), the fast, easy-to-use, and powerful alternative to traditional business intelligence (BI), has announced the launch of Input Tables, a first-of-its-kind feature that allows Sigma users to add data directly to the warehouse. With Input Tables, technical and business users can build scenarios, augment existing models, and comment and collaborate at cloud scale. Input Tables enables enterprises to migrate all of their analytics and data-driven work to the cloud, eliminating the legacy risks and constraints created by data extracts to spreadsheets.
Sigma remains the only product designed for cloud data warehouses to enable users to freely analyze that data by using a familiar spreadsheet-like interface. With Input Tables, users can now build live scenario models by copying data from their stale, local spreadsheets and turning them into first-class data tables. They can also comment directly into tables, adding a human perspective to data sourced from applications. What that means is a whole new level of predictive analysis is possible. We’re no longer using data only to look at the past, but the real-time present as well as the future.
“Sigma is again first to market with features that bring more users to the cloud data warehouse. With Input Tables, enterprises can expect business and technical users alike to migrate offline workflows to the cloud, ensuring better scale, better collaboration, better governance and, most critically, better decisions based on live data,” said Mike Palmer, CEO of Sigma Computing. “Input Tables enable all users to retain the speed and flexibility of their local applications with the scale, diversity, and security of the cloud. Leaders can expect transparency, speed and accuracy as business processes and decisions move online.”
Sigma Input Tables helps organizations overcome the data-to-warehouse barrier by enabling users to bring data directly to the warehouse without the need to write code or use additional technical resources. Input Tables create Sigma-managed tables within a user’s cloud data warehouse directly from typed user inputs, referenced drop downs, or large copy-and-pasted data. Some additional benefits of Sigma Input Tables include:
- The Power of the Cloud: Input Tables allow companies to perform analysis live against the warehouse, without going through the loop of exporting data and performing that analysis in spreadsheets. This effectively allows companies to see exactly when something isn't going as planned so that the correct decision can be made. No downtime or waiting for requests.
- A Familiar UI: Anyone who has entered data into—or copy-and-pasted from—a spreadsheet or across spreadsheets can instantly use and understand Input Tables. Entire teams can access and perform analysis simultaneously, reducing the need for data teams to be a bottleneck.
- Scales With the Business: With all the security and audit controls to meet requirements of the largest enterprises, users can avoid having to find new software or applications to support growing demands as their business scales; Sigma provides the ability to unlock access to new data sources that change and update frequently.
“Sigma’s Input Tables have been a turning point for Strategus, giving our users the power to incorporate their data by bridging the gap between information and analysis,” said Mark Sussman, Director of Data and Analytics at Strategus. “With everything else in the marketplace, analysis is the endpoint; in Sigma, analysis is the starting point.”
To learn more about Sigma and the new Input Tables feature, visit sigmacomputing.com.
About Sigma Computing
Sigma is a cloud-native analytics platform that uses a familiar spreadsheet interface to give business users instant access to explore and get insights from their cloud data warehouse. It requires no code or special training to explore billions of rows, augment with new data, or perform “what if” analysis on data in real time. To find out more and sign up for your free trial, visit www.sigmacomputing.com/free-trial.