As a provider of a business intelligence application that runs in RAM, SiSense has been at the forefront of a move toward taking advantage of memory to deliver more robust analytics applications.
At the O’Reilly Strata conference, SiSense is taking that capability a step further with the release of an upgrade to its namesake BI application that now allows users of mobile computing devices to analyze terabytes of data from any device.
Delivered as a software as a service (SaaS) application, SiSense runs inside a browser to give users access to the BI application. SiSense 5.0 extends that capability in terms of the amount of data that can be analyzed, new classes of visualization, and the ability to share alerts via email.
Elad Israeli, chief product officer for SiSense, says the company’s application makes use of an in-chip approach to leverage the large amounts of RAM that is now available in modern processors. Rather than having to call out to disk, SiSense 5 includes a columnar database running in RAM to store BI data. The end result is a high-performance application through which terabytes of data can be accessed from within any Web browser.
End users these days want to be able to access mobile applications while on the move. The challenge is that many of those BI applications are now scaling into the realm of Big Data. With release of the new 5.0 version, SiSense is making it clear that mobile computing and Big Data are not mutually exclusive in the age of the cloud.