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Periscope Data Review

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  1. What is Periscope Data
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Periscope Data?

Periscope Data is an analytics platform that helps you gather different information from different sources to create insights that you can turn into policies and actions. What’s nice about the platform is that it supports three languages: SQL, Python, and R. With these, not only can you test your models but also visualize your data for easy sharing. Furthermore, you can process more advanced analytics operations using these languages in one single platform. Recently, Sisense bought Periscope Data. This move only increased its already comprehensive set of features especially its list of integrations. It’s now faster and can deliver a single truth across your data sources. This processing speed is regardless of size, complexity or concurrency. Also, thanks to its flexibility, you can create and customize your own visualizations that are tailor-made for your company. Furthermore, data and insights can be easily shared through the platform. This is why Periscope Data by Sisense is being used by top companies such as Adobe and Crunchbase. It is being offered via a quote-based plan.

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Periscope Data features

Main features of Periscope Data are:

Data Analysis

  • Data Exploration
  • Python Editor
  • R Editor
  • SQL Editor


  • Box Plots
  • Charting 
  • Cohort Grids
  • Color Themes
  • Custom Visualization
  • Gauge Chart
  • Mapping Capabilities
  • Radar Charts
  • Text Overlays

General Features

  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Discovery and Mining
  • Data Engine 
  • Data Preparation
  • Drag-and-Drop Interface
  • Managed Redshift Warehouse
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prototyping


  • Annotation Options
  • CSV Disable Options
  • Full TV Mode
  • Import and Export to PDF
  • Scheduled Email Alerts
  • Shared Dashboard Passwords
  • Slack Integration
  • URL Link Sharing

Data Connections

  • Data Lake Integrations 
  • Materialized Views

Embedded Analytics

  • Embed API
  • Render API
  • White Labeling Options

Users and Data Management 

  • Auto Archive
  • Dashboard Refresh Management
  • Git Integration
  • Query Management
  • SQL Alerts 
  • Usage Data
  • User Management PAI
  • User Permissions
  • Version Control


  • BAA Compliance Management
  • HIPAA Compliance Management 
  • Single Sign-On 
  • Two-Factor Authentication

Periscope Data Benefits


Easy-to-use and Comprehensive Analytics

Periscope Data by Sisense does not only help you collect and analyze data proficiently. It lets you do this with relative ease thanks to its very intuitive user interface. Also, its powerful features allow you to create models and test them in order to benchmark your generated insights and future policies. Thanks to Periscope Data being friendly to SQL, Python, and R, you can also easily make visualizations of complex filtered data that are shareable and relatable. 

This means that you can create detailed reports. Also, your colleagues can create reports according to metrics that matter most to them. In this way, your organization can get a holistic view of pain points and opportunities surrounding it. Furthermore, these reports are easily generated within the system and you can share them in different formats. 

With ease-of-use and powerful analytics combined in a platform, Periscope lets you write codes and create visualizations even if you have limited programming skills. Because of its power, you can save time and concentrate more on extracting relevant insights that you can use to act in the future. This is all made simple by easy controls including the drag-and-drop interface for calculations and choosing a variety of charts. 

Query Management Made Easy

Because Periscope Data supports SQL, Python, and R, you can make queries in these three different languages. Furthermore, in the SQL editor, you will find a comprehensive revision history for utmost control. There are also functions that make your life so much easier such as the snippet function, exploration function, and the autocomplete feature. Also, you get a built-in statistics summary to get you acquainted with relationships and trends without manually browsing every data point. 

Thanks to its R and Python support, you can create visualizations much easier. Also, because of such capability, you can even reuse codes that save you time from manually entering them. Furthermore, the platform enables you to employ not just prototyping but also natural language processing. Therefore, queries are just as seamless as they come. 

Reports and Collaboration

Periscope Data does not only allow you to create reports but also allows you to create them with colleagues. The platform allows data professionals to work together in filtering, manipulating, and visualizing data for actionable insights. This is all in a single end-to-end platform serving as a centralized hub for different data sources. 

Furthermore, your data professionals are not only allowed to collaborate with each other but also with the departments that handle processes that they support. Thanks to the different kinds of charts available on the platform that range from box plots to radar charts and waterfalls. Moreover, teams can choose to create text overlays to highlight specific data that they feel relevant in various processes. 

Reports can also be synthesized in various ways easily. Again, this is because of powerful analytics computations and templates that are built into the system. This allows for quick report generation and insight creation across your organization. Add in the shareability of such data, you get a platform that doesn’t only churn out reports but also a tool that gets the conversation going inside your organization. From these collaborative sessions, you get more chances to create new knowledge and ways of looking at familiar data. 

Additionally, with Periscope Data you get unlimited members free of charge. 

Security of Information

What’s the use of information for building a competitive advantage if it is already compromised? Not that much. This is why Periscope Data is built to be secured using HIPAA-HITECH and SOC 2 Type II certifications. It’s not only that. You also get controls like the aforementioned permission system. You also get an intrusion detection function and a data recovery feature. Moreover, you get an incident management system to boot. You can rest assured that your data is also encrypted and safe from malicious agents.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Periscope Data Integrations

The following Periscope Data integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Amazon Athena
  • SQL Server
  • Salesforce
  • Snowflake
  • Vertica 
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Postgres
  • Presto
  • Amplitude
  • BigQuery
  • Exasol
  • MySQL
  • MemSQL
  • Oracle
  • Qubole
  • Excel
  • GitLab
  • Github
  • Google Adwords
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Ads
  • Segment
  • AS400
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Azure Storage
  • Bing Ads
  • Box
  • AdRoll
  • Aftership
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon Quicksight
  • Asana
  • Braintree
  • Branch
  • Cassandra
  • Couchbase
  • DB2
  • Delighted
  • Salesforce
  • Contentful
  • Drip
  • Dynamo
  • Elasticsearch
  • Eloqua
  • Formkeep
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Cloud MySQL
  • Google Sheets
  • HTTP
  • Google Cloud Postgres
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Drive
  • Harvest
  • MS Dynamics
  • Magento
  • JIRA
  • Kafka
  • Kinesis Firehose
  • LDAP
  • Zendesk
  • ZopiMailChimp
  • Mailjet
  • Mandrill
  • Maria
  • Marketo
  • Mixpanel
  • MongoDB
  • NetSuite
  • Netezza
  • OData
  • Outbrain
  • Pardot
  • Paypal
  • Recurly
  • S3
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SalesforceIQ
  • SendGrid
  • Sybase
  • Taboola
  • Teradata
  • Trello
  • Twilio
  • Twitter
  • Urban SendWithUs
  • ServiceNow
  • Shippo
  • Shopify
  • Snowplow
  • Airship
  • Vero
  • Webhooks
  • SparkPost
  • Square
  • Stripe
  • SugarCRM
  • SybWootric
  • Xero 
  • Zapier
  • eroku
  • HubSpot
  • Intercom
  • Iterable
  • Localytics
  • MS Dyn
  • Zuora


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Pricing Plans

Periscope Data pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
Quote-based Plan
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