Why This Spreadsheet Interface for Cloud DWs Is Turning Heads

There’s often no escape from complexity in big data analytics. For better or for worse, it’s just part of the game. But at the same time, there are places where a simpler approach to complex problems can yield positive results. The new spreadsheet-style user interface for cloud data warehouses from Sigma Computing just might be one of those cases.

Sigma Computing emerged last fall with a new product that essentially delivers an Excel-style interface for cloud data warehouses, including Snowflake, AWS Redshift, Microsoft Azure SQL Warehouse, and Google Big Query. “We love the technology of a cloud data warehouse,” Sigma Computing co-founder and CEO Rob Woollen told Datanami at the Strata Data Conference last week. “My co-founder [Jason Frantz] and I were at Sutter Hill Ventures right when Snowflake was founded. We saw the technology. We saw how that side was going.

Author: Alex Woodie

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