How Sisense Monitor Puts You Ahead of the Curve

on November 1st, 2017
How Sisense Monitor Puts You Ahead of the Curve

We know that when you’re dealing with mountains of data, heaps of users, and tons of server space things can get…well, complicated.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with, who specializes in log and event analytics, to display data that digs deep into your performance. Not only will this help you monitor Sisense usage but also help you get ahead of the curve and troubleshoot issues that may occur.

How Does Sisense Monitor Work?

Let’s say you notice that your servers aren’t performing up to par. Maybe you’re getting complaints from your end users or maybe you’re feeling the lag yourself. How can you check exactly what’s causing the slow performance and correct it?

When you log in to Sisense Monitor you’ll be able to dig into the information surrounding your servers and figure out if, for example, too many concurrent builds are affecting query performance. From there, you can take corrective action such as scheduling builds throughout the day. Leaving you and your end users happy.

What Will Sisense Monitor Show Me?

You can see a full list of what you’ll be able to track here but in the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

1. Build Status Timeline

This widget allows you to monitor your Elasticube builds by capturing data about the builds performed by the system. The information is provided for each individual Elasticube, showing successful builds in green and failed builds in red.

If a build fails, investigating why it failed is crucial. The build status timeline can, for example, identify builds happening at the same time that may be taking up too much computer or network resources. You can then schedule builds so they are staggered, resolving the problem.

Sisense Widget

2. Query Response Time

Are your end users complaining about response times when submitting queries? This widget gives you information about the system query time, providing the maximum duration and average duration of a query in seconds over time. You can see if query times and slowed down over a customizable time interval and then figure what could be causing slowness.

Sisense Widget

3. Build Blocks Timeline

This widget provides information about the builds performed by the system. The build process for each Elasticube is comprised of multiple blocks, which includes initialization, data import, custom column handling, custom table handling, and finalizing. You can drill down to the specific time interval to display information about builds that happened during a specific time period you select.

Because builds are made up of many parts, failures may not always be coming from the same place. Use the build blocks timeline to narrow down the issues and find the specific part of the build that failed. For example, maybe you’ll find a connectivity issue with one of your data sources used by a table. Locating this problematic build block can help you troubleshoot on the spot.

Sisense Widget

4. System Resources

This set of widgets gives you a precise view of which of your Elasticubes is consuming the majority of your resources. Data regarding your system, including CPU, memory, and available hard disk space is collected and sent to Sisense Monitor every minute.

For example, your C drive stores Sisense system configuration, dashboard definitions, user profiles, and more. As a best practice, this drive should not be more than 80% full. Instead of having to guess how much storage you’re using, you can check in on where you’re at and make adjustments proactively so your end users don’t feel a thing.

Sisense Widget

Taking Self-Service to Another Level

Democratizing and bringing end users the information they need to perform their jobs driven by data is our goal. But it shouldn’t stop with business users. With Sisense Monitor, we’re unveiling data for IT professionals to make decisions and solve issues without having to guess what’s going on.

Want to take advantage of our partnership with and take your analytics to another level? Test drive Sisense on your own data now.