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Closing the gap between BI tools and decision-making

Still relying exclusively on descriptive BI tools for analysis? It’s time to augment your diagnostic workflow. In this blog, Laura Shores shares three ways Sisu transforms your analytics workflow to inform data-driven decisions in real time.

Join our next Sisu live demo

In our next Sisu live demo, see how we help you quickly diagnose why your most important business metrics are changing, and find the factors that matter.

Introducing Sisu’s new VP of Demand Marketing, Gina Chen!

We’re excited to welcome the latest member of the Sisu team, Gina Chen. Get to know our new VP of Demand Marketing in this short interview with CMO Sun Lee.

Celebrating World Backup Day!

It’s World Backup Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing a look at how we approach backups and protect our customer’s data at Sisu.

Closing the gap between BI tools and decision-making

Still relying exclusively on descriptive BI tools for analysis? It’s time to augment your diagnostic workflow. In this blog, Laura Shores shares three ways Sisu transforms your analytics workflow to inform data-driven decisions in real time.

Join our next Sisu live demo

In our next Sisu live demo, see how we help you quickly diagnose why your most important business metrics are changing, and find the factors that matter.

Introducing Sisu’s new VP of Demand Marketing, Gina Chen!

We’re excited to welcome the latest member of the Sisu team, Gina Chen. Get to know our new VP of Demand Marketing in this short interview with CMO Sun Lee.

Celebrating World Backup Day!

It’s World Backup Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing a look at how we approach backups and protect our customer’s data at Sisu.

Sisu achieves ISO 27001 certification

We’re excited to announce a new milestone for Sisu’s comprehensive security program — our ISO 27001 certification! Learn more about Sisu’s security standards and what this means for our customers.

Say hello to Nathaniel Tucker, Sisu’s new Staff Frontend Engineer!

Nathaniel Tucker, formerly of Coinbase and Robinhood, joins Sisu as a Staff Front End Engineer! Get to know him better, the challenges he's excited to tackle, and why he's excited to join in this short interview.

Introducing Learning, Unsupervised: Explore ML with the Sisu team

Vlad introduces a new way to learn ML alongside the Sisu team with our new resource, “Learning, Unsupervised.”

How we designed and built Sisu's new product experience

Davide and Courtney share a behind-the-scenes look at the process, decisions, and takeaways from designing and building Sisu’s new product and experience.

Why Gartner says augmented analytics is the new BI battleground

This year's Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI is available from Gartner. Augmented Analytics leads the story in 2021, and it's for good reason. Read our breakdown of this exciting development.

Four ways Sisu’s new experience accelerates data exploration

Four ways our customers use Sisu to accelerate data exploration, answer more questions with confidence, and drive decision-making forward.

Introducing Sun Lee, Sisu’s new Chief Marketing Officer

In this short interview with CEO Peter Bailis, get to know Sisu’s new Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Lee.

Mind the gap: Fixing a broken decision-making process

Despite the availability of data, businesses often face a gap between data and decision-making. The key to repairing this broken decision-making process is augmenting and accelerating the analyst workflow with a new class of analytics tools.

Solving the Data Analyst’s Dilemma:
Fast answers to more questions in a sea of data

Even with more data, analysts don’t need to burn the midnight oil to answer every question, faster. In this post, Callum breaks down how Sisu helps analysts quickly and confidently answer every question from the business.

Rethinking Data Literacy in 2021

The traditional approach to data literacy isn’t working. In 2021, it’s time to build a shared language between data experts and business users with a metrics-first approach to analytics.

Efficient Featurization of Common N-grams via Dynamic Programming

Based on our experience working with massive text datasets, John Hallman describes a filtering approach to efficiently use n-gram featurization on large datasets.

Augmented Analytics Unlocks the Value of Your Data Investments

Despite the rise of standardized data pipelines and transforms, most companies are still unable to show the full return of their data investments. In this post, learn how to augment your analytics and unlock the full value of your data.

Why analytics tools are prime vehicles for “democratizing” AI/ML

The adoption of AI/ML tools remains scarce in even the largest enterprise. But in this post, Peter Bailis outlines why analytics tools are promising means for democratizing AI/ML.

Speed Up Your Data Analysis with Augmented Analytics by Sisu + Looker

Learn how Augmented Analytics with Sisu + Looker can help you inform fast, data-driven actions so you can do more with your data.

Uncubing Data: Using SQL to Expand Aggregated Data and Prevent Data Loss

With aggregate data, you lose the information contained at the finer grain. Learn how to prevent data loss and get more comprehensive analysis with these SQL tips for disaggregating data.

5 Organizational Habits CDOs Must Break to Escape the Analytics Bottleneck

To build a truly data-driven culture that impacts the business and increases its value, CDOs must break the analytics bottleneck and address these five common habits within their organization.

Humans, not machines, are the main bottleneck in modern analytics

With advances in data storage and compute, the fundamental bottleneck in analytics has shifted from the infrastructure to people. In this post, Peter breaks down this shift and explains how Augmented Analytics will re-balance this human bottleneck.

Welcoming Mark Yen, Sisu’s New Engineering Manager for the Platform Team

In this short interview with VP of Engineering, Brent Goldman, get to know Mark Yen, Sisu’s new Engineering Manager for the Platform team.

Understanding Absentee and Early Voter Trends in North Carolina

With more than 4.5 million votes already cast in North Carolina for the 2020 election, we helped The Raleigh News & Observer dig deeper into the details for absentee and early votes.

Looking Back On a Year of Growth for Team Sisu

To celebrate one year since we officially introduced Sisu, we’re taking a look back at the growth of the team and where we’re headed next.

Reflecting on Future Data:
What Worked and Where We Go From Here

After an overwhelming response to the inaugural Future Data conference, Sisu CEO and Founder Peter Bailis reflects on what worked and where we go from here.

Introducing Brent Goldman, Sisu’s new Vice President of Engineering

In a short interview, Sisu CEO Peter Bailis introduces the latest member of the executive team: Brent Goldman, Vice President of Engineering.

Augment Data Preparation With New, Collaborative Query Library

Announcing two new ways to augment data preparation with Sisu: a shared query repository, and an Athena connector for your Amazon S3 data.

A Better, Cloud-Native Data Architecture for E-Commerce Analytics

Our playbook for building a cloud-native data architecture to improve your e-commerce analytics and implement augmented analytics tools.

Four Reasons Why Now is the Time for Augmented Analytics

Insights from Sisu customers on augmented analytics and how adopting this proactive approach lets analytics teams fully unlock the value of their data.

Analyzing Racial and Geographic Disparities in COVID-19 Cases with Snowflake Data Shares and Sisu

Using data from Snowflake Data Shares and Sisu, our team took a look at the racial and geographic trends in new COVID-19 cases. Take a look at the differences between the rise of cases in March to the most recent surge of cases in July.

Announcing Future Data: A New and Independent Data Conference

Introducing Future Data, an open, independent event connecting leading voices in data with a community of technical experts to talk about what's next.

451 Research:
Informed Decision Making with Proactive Intelligence

In this guest post, 451 Research’s Matt Aslett shares his research on the importance of proactive intelligence and how it enables agile and informed decision making.

Fast Segmentation Analysis to Diagnose Changing Customer Behavior

In this walkthrough, we show how a data analyst at a large retailer can use segmentation analysis in Sisu to comprehensively analyze experiments and diagnose changing customer behavior.

Data Analyst 3.0: The next evolution of data workflows

With the rise of cloud-native data warehouses and advancements in AI, Sid Sharma explains how we’re at the cusp of a third phase of BI that will forever change the role of the Data Analyst.

Quit playing games with your data. Sisu at GDC Summer 2020.

We're headed (virtually) to GDC Summer 2020, August 4-6th to talk gaming, data, and analytics.

SQL Tips and Tricks: Using LISTAGG for session data

If you collect all your sessions data and no one is around to use it, is it really collected at all? A guide to using LISTAGG in SQL.

Two new ways to answer why, faster: Text and segment analysis

Two new ways to answer why, faster: Text and segment analysis

Diagnosing Session-Level Data for a Streaming Service in Seconds

Learn how to go from the “what” to the “why” faster and more comprehensively. In this post, we’ll walk through how a data analyst at a large streaming services company can use Sisu to find the facts in session-level data.

451 Research:
Maintaining Business Agility with Proactive Intelligence

In a post from 451 Research, Matt Aslett examines how businesses can turn to proactive intelligence to maintain business agility in spite of the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Neural Networks for Sparse Data with Graph Coloring

A look at how graph coloring techniques can be used to make neural networks applicable to large, sparse data.

Fast Data Demands Faster Analytics: Three Tips for Accelerating Analytics

During our recent webinar, "The Future of Analytics: Faster data demands faster analytics," we discussed three tips for accelerating analytics by automating fast data."

Proactive Analytics: Root-Cause Analysis vs. Outlier Detection

A look at the differences between root-cause analysis and outlier detection and how these tools can break the cycle of reactive analytics caused by dashboards and legacy BI tools.

Designing Datasets: Four Principles to Advance Data Diagnosis

With more transactional data in cloud-native warehouses than ever before, analysts should stop aggregating their data for business intelligence tools. To help, here are four principles on designing datasets for cloud-native diagnosis.

The Future of Analytics: Faster Data Demands Faster Analytics

Join Ventana Research and Sisu on June 17th to learn about the changing data patterns impacting data teams and how proactive data analytics tools can accelerate the pace of decision-making.