Palo Alto, CA, September 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- SiSense, a provider of leading-edge business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced that its BI software now provides native access to cloud data hosted by Microsoft’s SQL Azure.
The Windows Azure and SQL Azure cloud are an ideal platform for cloud-hosted relational databases and applications. The platform provides high availability, fault tolerance, disaster recovery and easy scalability while customers only pay for the resources actually consumed.
“Companies from small startups to Fortune 500 companies are using Windows Azure and SQL Azure to host applications and data. Since SiSense caters to the same range of customers, it is only natural that we would ensure native connectivity to SQL Azure databases from our BI software,” said Elad Israeli, CEO of SiSense. “Powerful do-it-yourself BI dashboards, reports and analytic applications can now easily incorporate data hosted at SQL Azure.”
To incorporate SQL Azure data into a SiSense ElastiCube data model, the user simply needs to supply the SiSense software with the server name and credentials. From that point on, the user sees SQL Azure data, for all intents and purposes, as if it were a local SQL Server, Oracle or MySQL database.
SiSense (www.sisense.com) is redefining business intelligence (BI) by making enterprise-grade BI available to any company or department, large or small. SiSense’s mission is to allow its customers to set themselves up with high-performance reporting, interactive dashboards and ad hoc business analytics in hours or days, without the expense, hardware or much longer time frames required for conventional data warehouse or OLAP-based solutions. SiSense’s unique, cutting-edge technologies enable even those without prior BI experience to quickly and easily implement a full-fledged, end-to-end BI solution without compromising on functionality, scalability, manageability, flexibility, governance, collaboration or ease-of-use. SiSense is unique in the market, offering customers the opportunity to put fully-functional BI applications in the hands of their business users with no up-front costs, no professional services and no risk – and then to pay a only modest monthly subscription fee.