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Sep 22, 2022   |  By Amit Prakash
In 1895, a German physicist was trying to determine if he could observe cathode rays escaping from a glass tube and noticed an unexpected glow on a fluorescent screen several feet away. On further examination, it turned out to be a different kind of radiation that we now know as X-ray. Fast forward to today and you can’t even imagine diagnosing many medical problems without the X-ray.
Sep 21, 2022   |  By Sarib Haroon
Every data team wants to make insights more actionable for frontline business users. The only question is how. You know they spend the majority of their time in business-critical tools like HubSpot, Slack, and Microsoft Teams. So why not bring the data-driven insights created in ThoughtSpot to the apps they use most? With ThoughtSpot Sync, you can. Starting today, ThoughtSpot customers will be able to send insights directly from ThoughtSpot to Google Sheets, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.
Sep 15, 2022   |  By Team ThoughtSpot
Visualizing data is an important aspect of presenting insights clearly. But it's not always easy to create an effective visualization that people will understand on their first glance, or even second. So how do you create the kinds of graphs and tables that leave key stakeholders thinking, " Wow! I need this information!" In this post, we will discuss the top nine best practices for data visualization.
Sep 12, 2022   |  By Madison Schott
When I first started my role as an analytics engineer, I was tasked with rewriting a bunch of data models that were written in the past by contractors. These models were taking over 24 hours to run and often failed to run at all. They were poorly thought out and contained a bunch of “quick fix” code rather than being designed with the entire flow of the model in mind.
Tons of apps are out there, but most of them fail. Successful apps leverage data and provide users insights into it. In-app data exploration becomes the new standard in user experience (UX).
Sep 8, 2022   |  By Cindi Howson
It’s that time of year - back to school, back to books, and our annual must-read books for data and analytics leaders. Given the pace of change in our industry, continuous learning is a must, whether through networking, podcasting, or reading. To cull this year’s list, I focused mainly on books published in the last two years with the themes of data, analytics and AI. I scoured lists and reviews on Amazon, solicited ideas from social networks and got to reading.
Aug 23, 2022   |  By David Lyons
Well, that was interesting! I just finished the Show Floor Showdown for Business Intelligence at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit with team ThoughtSpot. (Reminder: ThoughtSpot was named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and BI Platforms.) For the setup, we were asked to play the roles of sustainability experts, government officials, and business leaders working to understand the impact of sustainability goals on economic, environmental, and social outcomes.
Aug 23, 2022   |  By Quinton Wall
Over the past week or so, I’ve been working on updating our Developer Workshop content. One of the trickiest parts of running workshops is the differences in local environment configuration: some attendees have a Mac, others windows, some with admin permissions, and some without. So much depends on what your company provides and how they manage their systems. To make things easier, I’ve been relying on CodeSandbox to eliminate a lot of the unknown.
Aug 18, 2022   |  By Quinton Wall
One of the most significant benefits of the modern data stack is the loosely coupled nature of each layer to help you adapt to change and capitalize on new business opportunities. You can choose the best solution which fits your need without long-term vendor commitments, and the risk of introducing complex integrations and IT management. One of the ways to achieve this loose coupling is through webhooks.
Aug 15, 2022   |  By Denise Lee
Many businesses rely on Amazon Redshift Serverless for their cloud data warehouse and ThoughtSpot to derive insights from the data stored within. For this blog, I’m going to show you how to create a connection between Amazon Redshift Serverless and ThoughtSpot. It’s easy to connect Redshift with ThoughtSpot whether you have it running as a cluster which you have provisioned, or serverless.
Sep 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Learn how ThoughtSpot Sync enables you to operationalize insights from ThoughtSpot for the business apps you know and use every day, including Slack, Google Sheets, Microsoft Team, ServiceNow, Salesforce, HubSpot, and more.
Sep 21, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Want to bring the data-driven insights created in ThoughtSpot to the apps your teams use most? With this month's release of ThoughtSpot Analytics Cloud, we're launching ThoughtSpot Sync that lets you operationalize your insights by sending data directly to tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Sheets. Watch this video to learn more about ThoughtSpot Sync, along with other new features like Liveboard tabs and threshold-based alerts in SpotIQ Monitor.
Sep 13, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Empowering customers with its next-generation software technology platform, Harri is using ThoughtSpot Everywhere to help hospitality businesses build, manage and engage their teams.
Sep 7, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
It is once again that time of year when our host, Cindi Howson shares her favorite data and analytics book recommendations. In this special annual episode, we feature three of the industry’s top data writers, thinkers, and fellow podcasters. Tim Harford comes to the conversation with his new book, The Data Detective, and big-picture ideas about how traits like curiosity serve data scientists so well. Zhamak Dehghani shares her concept of The Data Mesh, especially as it relates to sharing data across business verticals. Finally, in his book, Effective Data Storytelling,
Sep 1, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
The modern data stack promises greater agility for data teams, best of breed capabilities, and gaster time to market. But does it elevate the analyst's & analytics engineer career and bring joy back to their daily job? Dead end dashboards on a modern cloud data platform pigeon-holes analysts into repetitive, low-value work. Join ThoughtSpot co-founder and CTO Amit Prakash and Chief Data Strategy Officer, Cindi Howson for a real-time deep dive on how the modern data stack is elevating the analyst and empowering business leaders.
Aug 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Enjoy this lesson from the Working with Filters course found in the Business User learning path on ThoughtSpot U. This lesson covers the basics of applying filters to get the results you want.
Aug 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Enjoy this lesson from the Using Keywords course found in the Business User learning path on ThoughtSpot U. This lesson covers just some of the many keywords available when searching in ThoughtSpot.
Aug 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Enjoy this lesson from the Introduction to Liveboards course found in the Business User learning path on ThoughtSpot U. This lesson covers the methods used to create basic Liveboards, and how you can use Explore mode to investigate your live data.
Aug 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Enjoy this lesson from the Customizing Charts and Visualizations course found in the Business User learning path on ThoughtSpot U. This lesson covers some of the tools available for customizing the appearance of your charts and tables.
Aug 26, 2022   |  By ThoughtSpot
Enjoy this lesson from the Sharing Objects course found in the Business User learning path on ThoughtSpot U. This lesson covers how to share answers and Liveboards with colleagues and how to control the sharing permissions.
May 19, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
For more than 20 years, dashboards served as a foundational element of business intelligence, helping leaders visualize and share valuable data across their organization.
May 19, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
Businesses today run on apps, and those apps run on data. Too often, however, the technical complexity required to surface and explore that data for additional analysis prevents users from doing so. With ThoughtSpot Everywhere, organizations are easily building new data apps powered by the simplicity and ease of use of ThoughtSpot, or adding ThoughtSpot services to their existing SaaS offerings. This is giving them the unprecedented opportunity to create product experiences that stick, monetize data in new ways, and harness data right within existing tools.
May 1, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
We are living in an unprecedented time driven by rapidly changing economic scenarios, the rise of digital native organizations and growing digital revolution, and the emergence of transformative business models. At the heart of much of this revolution is data. Organizations are collecting, analyzing, and mining data at an accelerated rate, creating new opportunities for powerful insights that deliver significant business impact.
May 1, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
Today, just 24% of organizations say they've succeeded at becoming data-driven.* This is a challenge many data leaders are still struggling to solve despite increasing demand for data-driven insights from business users. Migrating to a cloud data warehouse is a good first step-and many have done so-but introducing new technology is not the same as ensuring adoption. To truly reap the benefits of your cloud data warehouse investment, you need an equally fast, scalable, and easy-to-adopt analytics solution to make your cloud data available to all.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
Despite huge investments in data and analytics over the last two decades, many companies are still struggling with how to become truly data-driven. What are data leaders doing at the organizations that have figured it out? In this white paper, DATAcated Academy's Kate Strachnyi explores four key strategies for critically evaluating your entire data and analytics stack and systematically removing the barriers that exist between their business users and business-critical insights.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By ThoughtSpot
Although making predictions about the future is difficult even under the best of circumstances, it's never been more important for business leaders to focus, prioritize, and act in order to stay ahead of the technological curve-and the competition. The strategies you used to innovate and grow your business in the past will not be the same ones you use today. Rethinking how you use data to react and proactively adapt to change will be critical to your bottom line.

ThoughtSpot is the Modern Analytics Cloud company. With ThoughtSpot, you can put the full power of your modern data stack in the hands of every employee and customer with consumer-grade analytics.

Why Everyone Loves ThoughtSpot?

  • Instant Insights for all: Stop waiting for custom reports from data experts and instantly answer ad-hoc data questions on the fly.
  • Unleash the value of your cloud data: Maximize the value of your cloud data warehouse and accelerate speed-to-insight for everyone across your business.
  • Build Interactive Data Apps: Drive adoption by embedding search and insight-driven actions into your apps using our low-code developer-friendly platform.
  • Bye-bye backlog: Empower non-technical people to answer their own data questions, while you build a single source of truth with security and governance at scale.

Welcome to the Modern Analytics Cloud.