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Sigma Launches Next-Generation Analytics for Cloud Data Warehouses

Sigma Launches Next-Generation Analytics

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Sigma Computing announced a better way for people to explore and understand data stored in cloud data warehouses. Sigma provides live, interactive access to Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift and other cloud data warehouses with a spreadsheet-like visual interface. Business experts analyze data directly — without SQL or BI tool expertise performing even the most complex queries.

Sigma aims to change that with a better cloud analytics solution. It puts the power of the data warehouse in the hands of business experts, enabling them to take control of their data. This is achieved with four primary tenets:

Team Empowerment – Sigma closes the gap between data professionals and business experts—which means more people leveraging data to make better decisions. It enables data teams to focus on analytical deep dives and strategic initiatives escaping the endless report feedback loop.

Built for the Cloud – Sigma helps people get fast answers to the most difficult questions. And Sigma runs 100% in your browser and connects directly to the cloud warehouse, where the data is secure, managed, and fresh.

Freedom to Explore – Sigma’s familiar spreadsheet-like interface helps business experts solve problems without technical help enabling them to explore their data conversationally, discovering answers to their questions and diving into new questions as they arise

Analytical Depth – Almost all business questions require complex SQL, which can be a nightmare to write by hand. With Sigma, users gain access to 99% of SQL functionality and the flexibility to conduct deep analysis across large diverse datasets, including semi-structured data like JSON. Sigma’s interface builds queries faster and more reliably than any human and provides immediate visual results without technical SQL skills.

Rob Woollen, CEO and co-founder of Sigma Computing said, “Business intelligence vendors say they give data analytics access to everyone, and what they really do is provide a dashboard view. Dashboards do not equal data or intelligence. Our customers tell us that Sigma turns everyone in an organization into a data user resulting in better and faster business decisions.”