According to a recent press release, “Today at the inaugural Snowflake Summit in San Francisco, Sigma, an innovator in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, announced its forthcoming release of a visual data modeling capability, SQL Runner, and one-click Snowflake integration, allowing anyone to explore data in cloud warehouses and generate insights in minutes. Sigma’s new visual approach to cloud data analysis removes barriers to BI adoption—which, according to Gartner, still only sits at 35 percent of all employees. The new release shortens the time it takes to implement a cloud analytics solution and provides a single, collaborative environment for both BI and domain experts that is secure and governed in cloud data warehouses. ‘For decades BI adoption has been hindered by months of setup time, poor user experiences, and code-based modeling that kept business teams out of the iterative data conversation,’ said Rob Woollen, CEO and co-founder of Sigma. ‘Sigma changes the paradigm. Companies can now set up cloud-based analytics in minutes and provide unprecedented data access to domain experts in a familiar interface, without sacrificing security or governance’.”
The release goes on, “Sigma’s new data modeling capability allows data teams to easily build centralized data definitions and provide curated starting points for business experts without writing code. Data analysts and admins can pre-build Data Blocks using Sigma’s visual interface in minutes or use standard SQL, eliminating the need to learn proprietary coding languages. Meanwhile, domain experts in every corner of the organization benefit from instant access to trusted data sources and consistent metrics that provide business context for faster, more informed decisions. Business experts can also safely add new data or adjust to schema changes—without waiting on data teams or code deployments.”
Read more at PR Newswire.
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