Beta Release Date: February 8, 2017

New Features and Improvements

Introducing Sisense Live Connect

  • Access, govern and visualize live data directly from SQL Server and MySql for an immediate view of your data
  • Present live and ElastiCube data in the same dashboard for a more complete analysis
  • Refresh widgets with live data automatically or manually from the Sisense Web Application
  • For more information, click here

To see how you can connect to live data sources, check out this video demo.

Enhanced Sisense Reports

  • Transform dashboards into professional, and easy-to-read PDF reports
  • Control how dashboards look and feel with predefined paper sizes and customized headers
  • Preview reports from the Report Settings window before sharing
  • For more information, click here

To see how you can generate beautiful PDF reports, check out this video demo.

New Sisense Migration Capabilities

  • Easily copy dashboards across environments from the Sisense Web Application
  • Import and export multiple dashboards in a single .dash file
  • For more information, click here

To see several examples of how you can migrate Sisense dashboards, check out this video demo.

Dashboard Enhancements

  • Perform operations (export/delete/copy to server) on multiple dashboards and folders at once
  • Support for filters from multiple data sources in the same dashboard

Mobile Filters

  • New filtering functionality included in the Sisense mobile app. Contact us for the beta version of the Sisense Mobile app

To see the Mobile App in action, check out this video demo.

Data Connectors

Other

  • ElastiCube performance enhancements
    • Parallelization of Join operations for faster queries
    • Background Garbage-Collection for increased memory efficiency
  • Many more REST API  capabilities (Documentation)
  • More PSM.exe commands added for automating ElastiCube model changes (Documentation)
  • Internationalization and Localization Updates
    • Support for Italian added
    • Translate more Sisense metadata including widget titles, dashboard names, and folder names (Documentation)
  • Windows 2016 is now supported

Selected Bug Fixes

  • After upgrading to Sisense V6.5, some previous users added from Active Directory could not access Sisense
  • Inner arrays in Custom REST Connectors were not handled as expected for certain data sources
  • In certain scenarios, .ecdata files associated with a connector that were exported required the connector to be installed on the recipient server
  • Exported CSV files with certain escape characters were not displayed as expected
  • Calendar heatmap widgets were not displayed correctly when uBlock was installed
  • When cancelling a loading dashboard, the Refresh and Close buttons were not displayed

More features that will be released with 6.6 (but are not part of the beta):

  • Modify footers and pagination in Sisense reports
  • More supported data sources for Sisense Live:
    • Postgress
    • Redshift

Limitations

Sisense Live Connect:

The current features are not supported by live connections:

  • Pulse alerts
  • Bow & Whisker and Heatmaps
  • R is not currently supported
  • Some functions are not currently supported

Sisense Reports:

The current plug-ins are not supported in Sisense Reports:

  • Accordion
  • Forecasting