It stands to reason, therefore, that search is gaining ground as the preferred way for business people to find, view and analyse corporate, relational data sets, writes Amit Prakash, co-founder and CTO, ThoughtSpot.
However as our new CEO Sudheesh Nair likes to say “search is not a side hustle!” Just look at Google and Yahoo.
For it to work as users expect, it must be intrinsic to an analytics systems’ architecture.
Amazon’s searchable universe is a known set of objects (products) and their properties.
Facebook uses yet another technique called “graph search,” which analyses the connections between friends.
A company’s data spans multiple databases, tables, columns, rows, and keys, with a complex web of relationships between them.