ThoughtSpot Cloud Documentation

ThoughtSpot Cloud

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.

ThoughtSpot Cloud is now available in US East (N. Virginia) and West (Oregon), Sydney, Ireland, Frankfurt, and Singapore. For information on supported features and how to sign up, see ThoughtSpot Cloud Requirements and Support; to configure ThoughtSpot cloud, see see ThoughtSpot Cloud Getting Started.

 

New features and functionality

The latest release of ThoughtSpot Cloud contains several new and enhanced features.

For the First user

Getting started with ThoughtSpot Cloud
The first user on the account has to complete a series of steps before other people can start using ThoughtSpot with your organization’s data. For these instructions, see Getting Started with ThoughtSpot Cloud.

For the Analyst

Scriptability
  • Improved import workflow: The new import workflow for Scriptability identifies errors, suggests solutions, and allows you to resolve these errors as part of the import workflow. It also has a cleaner, more intuitive UI, with separate sections for different object types.
  • TML for tables with row-level security: ThoughtSpot now supports the migration and editing of tables with row level security (RLS) using TML.

For the Business User

Watchlist metrics
There are several new features for the metrics watchlist on your ThoughtSpot home page:
  • You can now open metrics in your watchlist in a new tab by right-clicking on the metric on the home page.
  • There is now no limit to the number of metrics you can add to your watchlist.
Refer to ThoughtSpot One home page for more information about watchlist metrics.
Minimum and maximum on x-axis for scatter and bubble charts
You can now specify a minimum and maximum value for measures on the x-axis of scatter and bubble charts. For more information on how to add a minimum and maximum value to a chart axis, refer to Change axis options.
Deprecations

ThoughtSpot is dropping support for the following feature in the August Cloud release. This feature is not available in the August release:

  • Ask an Expert

Refer to Deprecation Announcements for more information.

For the Data Engineer

Custom calendar enhancements
There are several enhancements for custom calendar in this release:
  • Custom calendar offers Beta support for Redshift, Teradata, Starburst, Synapse, and SAP Hana connections. These are off by default. To enable them, contact ThoughtSpot support.
  • Streamlined custom calendar window with the ability to preview calendar data.
  • Simplified workflow.
  • Preview calendar data from custom calendar list
For more information, refer to Custom calendar overview.

For the IT Ops Engineer

Credit Usage pinboard
The Credit Usage pinboard, a pinboard for monitoring your credit consumption under the consumption-based pricing model, is now accessible from the Admin Console, under Billing > Credit consumption.
SAML configuration
When configuring SAML authentication for ThoughtSpot, it is now mandatory to map the mail attribute in the IDP metadata file to the email address of the user. If your company cannot meet this requirement, contact ThoughtSpot support. For more information, refer to configure SAML.
Enable or disable table column summaries
This release allows admins to enable or disable table column summaries for users on the new answer experience, from the Search & SpotIQ section of the admin console. By default, table column summaries are on. This does not affect the display of summaries for users on the classic answer experience.
UI improvement for help customization
This release improves the UI and user experience of the Help customization section of the admin console.

For the Developer

ThoughtSpot introduces several new features and enhancements to the Developer Portal and Visual Embed SDK. This release also introduces new REST APIs to manage users, user sessions, group privileges, cluster configuration, and metadata objects.
For more information, refer to ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.

Earlier releases

See Release notes.