Sisense on Linux vs Windows
  • 03 Nov 2022
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Sisense on Linux vs Windows

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The following table provides a feature comparison between Sisense on Windows and Sisense on Linux:

FeatureSisense WindowsSisense Linux
ElastiCube design via desktop ElastiCube ManagerReplaced by the data tab in the
Sisense web application
ElastiCube setsEC sets are unneeded in the native cloud architecture
Data GroupsX
Dashboard Usage Analytics
Build and query usage analyticsX
Funnel chartCertified add-on
Statistics on data previewX
Pivot Table
Sorting by subtotals
Data bars
Export to PDF (by rows)1,0001,000
Export to Excel✓ (New improved export engine, increased capacity, supports native Excel types)
Embedded images✓ (certified add-on)
PNG & PDF✓ New Exporting Engine (enables script operation, improved security and performance)
Concurrent build scale4 builds20 builds
Build queueX
Build nodes1Unlimited (auto-scale)
Pre-pst build pluginsdllbash
Custom code/jupyter notebookX
Build to destinationX
Export and Import of Add-onsX
Connector plug-insX
Connectors memory consumptions5GB2GB
(no memory consumption in a future release)
Augmented Analytics
Notebook tabX
Sisense narratives✓ (excluding pivots)
Live IN for FiltersX
Live multi-schemaX
Live prevent random path - SambaX

Live Date -> Time Hierarchy

Live Weeks supportX
Live custom table and columnX
Live optimized queryX
Live pivot query limitX
Live show SQLX
Live cancel queryX
Live readable queryX
Pulse alerts over LiveX
Leverages new translation engine and improved SQL functionsX
Case insensitive text filters
X✓ (configurable)
Live dynamic connectionsX
Live Box and Whisker plot widgetX
Live Statistical Functions: Rsum, Ravg, XTD, Median, Mode, PERCENTILE, QUARTILE, VARPX
Original data typesX
Fiscal yearX
UI Customization
Themes and user based re-brandingX
Custom fontsX
Web Access TokenX
Internal monitoring for offlineX
Granular email managementX
Administrative searchX
Log collection
(combined from GUI)
Web file managementX
Desktop ECMX
Pre-installed certified plug-insX
Limit Shares (OOB)X
Server side plug-insUnmanagedManaged with resource in a single process
Change user activation period
Configuration if new users can be created through sharing
Multi-Node static assets, configuration syncManualAutomatic shared storage
High availability for clustered deploymentLegacyKubernetes
Cluster auto-scaleX
Auto recoveryX
Service health and recoveryX
Kubernetes and container deploymentX
Helm deploymentX
Resource limitsX
Monitoring APIX
Enhanced internal monitoring (Grafana)X
Git integrationXSupported in a future release
Open shift supportX
Inline upgradeX
Secure communication between nodesComplex SSL tunnelsSecure weave network
Centralized log aggregationX
Logging retentionX
Configurable log levelManualCLI and UI
Multi tenancyXSupported in a future release
PSM.exeFunctionality replaced by the Linux CLI and REST API
Backup and restoreX
Scale and performanceX
Front End Add-ons (Note: Some functionalities exist as add-ons in Windows and are out-of-the-box in Linux)
Advanced formulaX
AND/OR Filter blocks relationship
Filter editors
Limited functionalityEnhanced functionality
Design Capabilities
Admin Look & Feel (dashboard & widget design)
Individual group rebranding

For the list of supported connectors, see Introduction to Data Sources.

General Limitations

  • Sisense for Windows handles Boolean field types differently to Sisense for Linux. If you use the Boolean field type, when migrating to Sisense for Linux, enable the boolToTextCapitalized feature so that Sisense for Linux correctly resolves lower-case Boolean values as upper-case.
  • Windows authentication can’t be used as an authentication method in Sisense for Linux.
  • Generic ODBC and OLE DB drivers aren't supported in Sisense for Linux. Instead, use JDBC connectors. For more information, see Connecting to JDBC.

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