Introduction to Data Sources

Connecting to your data is the first step in analyzing your business information. Sisense has native connectors to many SQL databases, NoSQL sources, and popular web applications.

There are two ways you can connect to your data sources. You can either import the data into the ElastiCube or you can connect directly to the data source, which is known as a live connection.

Which connection type you choose depends on your use case and the data source itself. Importing your data into the ElastiCube takes advantage of Sisense high performance database. However, if your data changes frequently and your dashboard must reflect this, than a live connection is probably the best choice. Keep in mind however that live connections work only as well as the data source.

The table below provides a list of supported data sources and links to the documentation for ElastiCube and live data sources when relevant.

Connector Download Link More Information
Access Pre-Installed Documentation
Bing Download Documentation
Box Download Documentation
CSV Pre-Installed Documentation
Custom REST Pre-Installed Documentation
DynamoDB Download Documentation
Exact Online Download Documentation
Excel Pre-Installed Documentation
Generic ODBC Driver Pre-Installed Documentation
Generic OLE DB Driver Pre-Installed Documentation
Gmail Download Documentation
Google AdWords Pre-Installed Documentation
Google Analytics Pre-Installed Documentation
Google BigQuery Download Documentation
Google Sheets Pre-Installed Documentation
Heroku Postgres Pre-Installed Documentation
Hive Download Documentation
Microsoft Active Directory Download Documentation
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Download Documentation
MongoDB Download Documentation
MySQL Pre-Installed ElastiCube
Live
Oracle Pre-Installed ElastiCube
Live
PostgreSQL Pre-Installed ElastiCube
Live
Quickbooks Desktop Download Documentation
Quickbooks Online Download Documentation
Redshift Pre-Installed ElastiCube
Live
Salesforce Pre-Installed Documentation
ServiceNow Download Documentation
Sisense ElastiCube Pre-Installed Documentation
Snowflake Click here for instructions. Documentation
Splunk Pre-Installed Documentation
Stripe Download Documentation
SQL Server Pre-Installed ElastiCube
Live
Teradata Pre-Installed Documentation

Sisense Community Connectors

Community connectors are drivers that connect to certain databases and web applications available to our technical user community. These connectors may require developer expertise to manage or customize. For some connectors, certain limitations on data volume, tables, and refresh will apply.

Connector Download Link More Information
Ebay Download Documentation
Facebook Download Documentation
Facebook Ads Download Documentation
HubSpot Download Documentation
Intacct Download Documentation
MailChimp Download Documentation
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Download Documentation
PayPal Download Documentation
Sharepoint Download Documentation
Twitter Download Documentation
Xero Download Documentation
Youtube Download Documentation
Youtube Analytics Download Documentation