ThoughtSpot Cloud Documentation

ThoughtSpot Cloud™ is our hosted and managed service offering. ThoughtSpot Cloud offers multiple advantages over deployment form factors that you have to manage and maintain within your own organization.

Inline Release 8.5.0.cl coming soon!

ThoughtSpot plans to upgrade customer clusters starting on July 18.

See the highlights of the 8.5.0.cl release.

Find topics for the common types of ThoughtSpot users below.

What’s new in ThoughtSpot Cloud

8.4.0.cl June 2022

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

Geo map support for France

We now support more detailed geographic maps for France. You can now create maps based on postal codes, as well as region and city name. See Geo map reference.

Conditional and number formatting for downloaded tables

When you download a table in XLSX format, the downloaded table now shows the same conditional and number formatting as the table in ThoughtSpot. See Download your search.

XLSX download image

Other features and enhancements

Users with admin privileges can now add a standard footer to all Liveboard and answer downloads. Use this functionality to add a confidentiality disclaimer, for example.

To try it out, select Admin from the top navigation bar. Select Search & SpotIQ from the side navigation bar that appears, and scroll down to Visualization. See Managing search & SpotIQ settings.

Add a standard download footer from the Admin Console

SpotApps Beta

This release introduces several new SpotApps that you can use to analyze your company data from external applications. Set up these SpotApps to provide your users with pre-built, customizable worksheets, answers, and Liveboards for the following applications:

  • Okta Application Management

  • Google Analytics

  • HubSpot Marketing Email Campaign

  • Snowflake Consumption Version 2

  • Jira Sprint Management

To access these new SpotApps, ensure that the feature is turned on in your environment and navigate to Data > SpotApps.

New SpotApps

ThoughtSpot Everywhere

For new features and enhancements introduced in this release for ThoughtSpot Everywhere, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.







What’s coming in the next release

8.5.0.cl July 2022

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

Threshold-based alerts for KPI charts Beta

You can now use the Monitor feature to receive alerts when your KPI satisfies a given threshold condition. For example, create a condition to receive an alert when your Sales KPI becomes greater than 200,000, or when your KPI for Sales weekly increases by 2%.

Threshold-based alerts

Public answers and Liveboards Beta

You can now make content easily available to your team members when you save or share an answer or Liveboard. Use the Make content discoverable checkbox that appears when you save or share an answer or Liveboard to grant view access to your teammates. Any user who has access to underlying data source (worksheet, table, view) and is part of the same user group as the author of the content, will be able to discover and access the answer or Liveboard in Search Answers.
Select this checkbox to publish your content in the list of relevant results when a teammate uses the Search Answers feature, or de-select to keep your content private.

answer discoverable

Table formatting for downloaded tables

When you download a table in XLSX format, the downloaded table now shows the same column width and date formatting as the table in ThoughtSpot.

XLSX download image

Other features and enhancements

SpotApps

SpotApps are now GA and on by default. SpotApps are ThoughtSpot’s new out-of-the-box solution templates built for specific use cases and data sources. They are built on ThoughtSpot Modeling Language (TML) Blocks, which are pre-built pieces of code that are easy to download and implement directly from the product.

SpotApps mimic the data models of the applications they are based on, such as ServiceNow or Jira. After you connect to your data in your cloud data warehouse, ThoughtSpot maps that data to SpotApp columns, and creates pre-built but still customizable worksheets, answers, and Liveboards, based on your data.

The following SpotApps are now available:

  • Databricks Storage Management

  • GBQ Performance and Consumption

  • Google Analytics

  • HubSpot Email Marketing

  • Jira Issue Management

  • Jira Sprint Management

  • Okta Application Management

  • Redshift Performance and Consumption

  • ServiceNow Incident Management

  • Snowflake Performance and Consumption

New SpotApps

Data Workspace

The new Data Workspace is now GA and on by default. It redesigns the Data section of the product. To access it, select Data from the top navigation bar. The redesign introduces several new features, such as SQL-based views, dbt integration, and SpotApps, and makes the UI more intuitive.

Data workspace gif

Integration with dbt

The dbt integration is now GA and on by default. With the new dbt integration, you provide your existing dbt models and ThoughtSpot automatically creates worksheets you can use to query your data. To try it out, navigate to the Data tab, and select Utilities. Select dbt Integration.

dbt integration gif

SQL views

SQL-based views are now GA and on by default. You can now create a view based on a custom SQL query, and use that view as a data source. To try it out, select Data from the top navigation bar. Then select + Create new > Custom SQL View.

SQL view gif

Session-level ranking of date columns in Search

ThoughtSpot now supports session-level ranking of Date columns in Search. For example, when you add a date column such as promotion date to your Search, then the promotion date column rises to the top of Search completion suggestions for the duration of your session.

Databricks Partner Connect

Databricks Partner Connect allows you to try out ThoughtSpot connected to Databricks for free.

Snowflake Okta OAuth

You can now use Okta as your authorization server for external OAuth.

Starburst OAuth

Starburst connections now support OAuth.

ThoughtSpot now supports AWS PrivateLink for several new data warehouse connections. ThoughtSpot encrypts all your data by default. For an additional layer of security and network reliability, you can use an AWS PrivateLink. This option is now available for the following new data warehouse connections: Databricks, Dremio, Oracle, SAP HANA, Starburst, and Teradata.

ThoughtSpot Everywhere

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