Kindergarten may have taught you all you need to know about life. But you may need to watch “Mr. Peabody and His Boy Sherman,” an animated, 1960s-era TV series for kids, to truly appreciate an interesting new natural-language product called ThoughtSpot.
ThoughtSpot’s natural-language querying represents a new stage of maturity for casual BI users — a step up even from visualization, which was a step up from rows and columns. ThoughtSpot users get data with natural language queries, otherwise known as questions.
ThoughtSpot opens with a Google-like interface. In a demo, a search for “total revenue last year” and visualized data appeared quickly with a simple dollar amount and, below it, bar charts with some detail.… Read the rest “Google guys come to shake up BI with natural language”