ThoughtSpot Cloud Documentation

ThoughtSpot Cloud™ is our hosted and managed Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. ThoughtSpot Cloud is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Customers can choose the cloud and region where they would like their ThoughtSpot Cloud service deployed.

ThoughtSpot Cloud offers multiple advantages over deployment form factors that you have to manage and maintain within your own organization.

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What’s new in ThoughtSpot Cloud

June 2024 9.12.5.cl

Features marked as Beta are off by default. To enable them, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Redesigned homepage Early Access

In this release, you can try our redesigned and customizable homepage, where you can ask natural-language questions with Sage, view your watchlist, favorites, library of Answers and Liveboards, and more. With the new left-hand navigation, you can go directly to your Liveboards, Answers, SpotIQ Analysis, and Monitor Subscriptions.

This new homepage experience is disabled by default. Contact your ThoughtSpot administrator to enable this feature for your cluster. After that, open your user profile, and in the Experience section, set the Navigation and Homepage to New experience. Note that this setting also enables persona-based navigation. For more information, see New homepage.

New homepage design

New persona-based navigation Early Access

In this release, you can try our completely redesigned navigation experience organized by persona. The new app switcher allows business users, analysts, data engineers, administrators, and developers to work in separate contextual sections designed specifically for their needs. In addition, each app has left-hand navigation to create better consistency and ease of use for users switching between the different apps.

This new navigation experience is disabled by default. Contact your ThoughtSpot administrator to enable this feature for your cluster. After that, open your user profile, and in the Experience section, set the Navigation and Homepage to New experience. Note that this setting also enables the redesigned homepage. For more information, see Persona-based navigation.

Persona-based navigation

Drill down in change analysis

Drill down in change analysis is now on by default and available to all users. You can now drill down on specific columns in change analysis, in order to identify change drivers within your data. For example, if you run an analysis on sales monthly and find out that the 'jacket' item type changed the most, you can easily drill down on jacket sales and identify which region contributed the most to the change in sales.

For more information, see Iterative change analysis.

Iterative change analysis

Forecasting Early Access

You can now use SpotIQ analysis to forecast future trends for your KPIs. ThoughtSpot uses machine learning models that learn from past trends, growth, and seasonality to project how the target metric will trend in the future. To enable this feature, contact your administrator.

For more information, see Forecasting.

Forecasting

Note tile enhancements

ThoughtSpot introduces the ability to customize note tiles. You can now customize the appearance of note tiles. You can also edit hyperlinks and iFrames that previously had to be deleted and replaced to make changes. Images within note tiles are now responsive to screen size.

Note tile new features

Query sets Early Access

You can create query sets, which can be used to classify values in a list that you can then reuse across multiple analyses. A query set is a custom group of values from a collection of objects in your database. Query sets are community objects which remain when you navigate away from the Search Data page and can be used by any user with view access to the underlying Worksheet. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For more information, see Query sets.

Custom charts Beta

You can now use custom charts created outside of ThoughtSpot, including third-party chart libraries. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support. For more information, see Custom charts.

Custom Chart

Sage Coach enhancements

We made the following changes to Sage Coach:

  • Only users with Worksheet editing rights can promote feedback to the global access level so that it applies user queries on the Worksheet.

  • Once feedback is promoted to global access level, users without worksheet editing access cannot take any actions on it. For more information on the changes in the permission model, refer to Sage Coach permissions.

  • When a Worksheet column is modified, such as a column name change, the changes are reflected in Sage Coach feedback. When a column is deleted, any feedback using that column is also removed. While saving a changed Worksheet, you have the option to review the impacted feedback, ensuring accurate updates upon confirmation.

  • You can now edit query fragment text before submitting feedback. Additionally, you can edit the natural language query terms along with the Answer tokens through the Sage Coach flow.

    Edit feedback

Save table layouts in models

ThoughtSpot introduces the ability to save table layouts in the model. Table location and size are now maintained and saved in the model.

Language updates

ThoughtSpot now supports Korean and we’ve also added synonyms for date and time based keywords in German and French for a more accurate experience.


Other features and enhancements

Rules to sort TML

ThoughtSpot introduces a consistent sort order when exporting the TML of an object (table, SQL view, Liveboard, etc.). This ensures that unnecessary differences don’t show up between TML files when the objects haven’t really changed, and makes it easier to compare TML files.

Role-based access control

Role-based access control (RBAC) is now available to all users. RBAC allows for more granular access privileges. Use RBAC to apply privileges customized for your organizational needs.

To enable RBAC, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Once you enable RBAC it cannot be disabled.

For the Developer

For new features and enhancements introduced in this release of ThoughtSpot Embedded, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.


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