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ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics

On this page we present a brief excerpt of our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey about the software vendor ThoughtSpot and its product range (such as ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ). ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics scores better in our survey than DataRobot but slightly worse than insightssoftware. ThoughtSpot is outstanding in self-service BI and the least strong in multidimensional models. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence, and present them by component (Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, big data, data analytics, AI and data science). We also point out the features of the product portfolio such as ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ et cetera.

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How does ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics score on certain components?

Score of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence software.Figure 1: Scorecard of the BI provider ThoughtSpot. The best supplier on a particular topic gets a maximum of 100 percent. Source: the BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Do you want to take a deep dive into the survey structure? Click here to download this guide.

In our survey we also analyzed the various tools of ThoughtSpot software. We examined no less than 690 aspects. The chart below shows Compared to key competitors what the strengths and weaknesses are of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in our guide. We do not sell licenses, we do not make deals or have done business with the supplier. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

The ThoughtSpot analysis was compiled by collecting a lot of public big data and from there it was thoroughly analyzed. More than 3,026 documents have been scanned from this software vendor in recent times. In this analysis process both algorithms as a senior expert played a key role in finalizing the validation process.

ThoughtSpot and their complete BI & Analytics product portfolio

The software company ThoughtSpot carries (a minimum of) 3 products in the realm of BI & Analytics. Based on relevance we list the products below:

What is ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ. This product can be best defined by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence? In that case order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Are you considering hiring an expert in ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence?

Do you want to hire a freelance ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence developer who can help you get started and implement an ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence application? Our specialists are happy to assist you. Indeed, hiring ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence developers is sometimes cumbersome and expensive. Leave a message here and we will explore the possibilities of cooperation with you.

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ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence. Click on the image to magnify.

What is ThoughtSpot Embrace?

Other names by which this software product is known: Embrace

In this paragraph, we describe ThoughtSpot Embrace, including some of its features and any related products. The product ThoughtSpot Embrace can be best characterized by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of ThoughtSpot Embrace? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is SpotIQ?

In this section, we portrait SpotIQ, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of SpotIQ? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Innovations of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence-tools and the version history

Recently, we see a positive evolution in relation to BI & Analytics functionality and support for various platforms and data sources. The latest innovations are in the areas of big data > complex data, BI infrastructure > high availability > serverless and analytics > HR analytics.

We reviewed ThoughtSpot’s most recent releases of the total product range. Below you can see the successive versions of all the ones known to us BI & Analytics products of ThoughtSpot:

Behind each product are the version numbers, the most recent updates are listed first.

What are the licensing costs of ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ?

It is difficult to determine exactly what a license of ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ costs because it depends on the country, the number of users (also consider the amount of CPUs for server versions), the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you do this a few weeks before the end of ThoughtSpot’s fiscal quarter, you may be in for a decent discount. In addition, it makes sense running the software in the cloud, for the most part, you only pay for your consumption then. The purchase cost of ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ may not be the single largest expense, but maintenance and support do return each year.

The advantages and disadvantages of ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence

Tag cloud of the ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence tools.Figure 5: Tag cloud of the developed and less developed aspects of ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics

In the following paragraphs, we name all the advantages and disadvantages of ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics, ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ, et cetera. The listing in the following paragraphs is subject to change, because: ThoughtSpot wants to gain a better position in the market, of course, and works continuously to improving existing and developing functionality that closes the gaps in the product portfolio at this time (such as support for Office 365, MDX, IIS, Microsoft Office, OData, Solaris, Apache Tomcat, Apache Spark, data catalog and AIX).

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1. ThoughtSpot Self-service BI

50%

The company has a good performance in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Self-service BI’. The score amounts to 50%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: self-service data preparation, self-service reporting, self-service data discovery, self-service data visualization, self-service data analytics and self-service data exploration. In total, we examined 16 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Self-service BI’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

2. ThoughtSpot BI Infrastructure

45%

ThoughtSpot has a moderate rating in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘BI Infrastructure’. The company scores 45% on this topic, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: infrastructure and repository. In total, we examined 166 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

3. ThoughtSpot Performance Optimization

40%

The vendor ThoughtSpot has a moderate rating in our study on the subject ‘Performance Optimization’. The score amounts to 40%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: in-memory and parallel processing. In total, we examined 29 criteria in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

4. ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence

37%

ThoughtSpot has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Business Intelligence’. The company scores 37% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: reporting, business intelligence platform, enterprise business intelligence and business process monitoring. In doing so, we looked at the following products: SpotIQ. In total, we examined 75 aspects in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

5. ThoughtSpot Data Connectivity

32%

The vendor ThoughtSpot has a moderate score in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Connectivity’ with a score of 32%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: Sharepoint, Salesforce and Teradata. In total, we examined 95 criteria within this section. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

6. ThoughtSpot Big Data

29%

The company has a poor performance in our study on the section ‘Big Data’ with a score of 29%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: IoT, streaming, big data analytics, unstructured data, complex data, data lakes and Blob storage. In total, we examined 58 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

7. ThoughtSpot Analytics

29%

The company has a poor rating in our objective BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Analytics’. The score amounts to 29%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: analytics platform, customer analytics, marketing analytics, retail analytics, data center analytics, operations analytics and quality analytics. In doing so, we investigated the following three products: SpotIQ, ThoughtSpot Embrace and ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence. In total, we examined 127 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

8. ThoughtSpot Decision Management

29%

The vendor ThoughtSpot has a poor rating in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the section ‘Decision Management’. The company scores 29% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: performance management, decision-making platform, decision support, decision optimization, decision intelligence, enterprise decision management and automated decision-making. In total, we examined 30 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

9. ThoughtSpot Data Integration

28%

ThoughtSpot has a poor score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Data Integration’. The company scores 28% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data warehousing, data hub, data virtualization, data integration platform, data wrangling, cross-database joins and Extract-Transform-Load. In total, we examined 83 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

10. ThoughtSpot Data Discovery

27%

The vendor ThoughtSpot has a poor performance in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Data Discovery’ with a score of 27%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: time series, data visualization, notifications, standard deviation, data storytelling and share insights. In total, we examined 394 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

11. ThoughtSpot Real-time Analytics

25%

The company has a poor rating in our current BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Real-time Analytics’ with a score of 25%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: real-time, real-time data, data ingestion, near real-time and real-time insights. In total, we examined 20 criteria in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

12. ThoughtSpot Artificial Intelligence

25%

The company has a poor score in our independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence’, given that they score 25% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data science, Python, data mining, algorithms, natural language processing and cognitive services. In doing so, we looked at the following two products: SpotIQ and ThoughtSpot Embrace. In total, we examined 171 aspects in this category. Are you excited about the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

13. ThoughtSpot Data Governance

25%

ThoughtSpot has a poor score in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study of the theme ‘Data Governance’. The score amounts to 25%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data management, data quality, data catalog, data encryption, data lineage and data acquisition layer. In total, we examined 82 criteria within this section. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

14. ThoughtSpot Mobile Business Intelligence

23%

The vendor ThoughtSpot has a poor rating in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the section ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’ with a score of 23%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: Android, iPad, push notification, mobile analytics, mobile dashboards and mobile push notifications. In total, we examined 11 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you excited about the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

15. ThoughtSpot Multidimensional Models

8%

The company has a poor score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Multidimensional Models’. The score amounts to 8%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: OLAP, DAX, MOLAP, ROLAP and tabular data models. In total, we examined 16 criteria within this section. Are you excited about the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

Training and courses ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics

We facilitate various classes in the field of BI & Analytics but can also provide specific ThoughtSpot training, for example as incompany. Then think about the following software: ThoughtSpot Embrace and SpotIQ. Of course we frame the training with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

In conclusion: ThoughtSpot Business Intelligence scores reasonably well

ThoughtSpot has a minimal product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our BI & Analytics survey. ThoughtSpot BI & Analytics innovates (approximately) at an average rate of more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in a few sectors, and is strongest in self-service BI.

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