How Tellius Compares to ThoughtSpot
for Self-Service Analytics

How Tellius Compares to
ThoughtSpot for Self-
Service Analytics

ThoughtSpot is a search-driven business intelligence platform designed to allow business users to explore data via keywords. Simplified dashboarding and automated insight generation features were developed to bring a new avenue of data exploration to everyone in the organization. However, many organizations have stalled in their self-service journey with ThoughtSpot due to a lack of data preparation tools, a high learning curve, and a shallow advanced analytics experience.

Tellius offers a different path toward self-service analytics with a robust data preparation layer, intuitive search, and a powerful automated insights platform. The combination of these features and Tellius’ generative AI capabilities enables true self-service for the entire organization. From natural language search to automated insights and AutoML, Tellius upskills all user types with an augmented analytics experience.

Tellius vs Thoughtspot Overview

Self-service ad hoc data exploration Search-driven analytics built on top of legacy business intelligence architecture
Search and unlimited drill down on all of your data Keyword-based search requires extensive knowledge of the data model. Natural language search via OpenAI integration is constrained by data model limitations
Augmenting business user and data analysts with advanced ML techniques to automatically identify key drivers and trends Limited insights available with no natural language summary and requires manual selection of fields
Intuitive, fast set-up accelerated by world-class technology, people, and processes Initial set-up and implementation can stretch for months, with adoption failure a common occurrence
Pricing model aligns with value delivered Convoluted pricing model with query-, capacity-, or seat-based options
Robust data preparation layer enables combining data from multiple sources and augments search experience Data preparation designed primarily to ensure search functions, and transformations rely heavily on external applications (dbt, Matillion, etc.)

Why Tellius?

Designed from the ground up to provide an integrated experience that combines data preparation, transformation, querying, and insight generation, all in a user-friendly, intuitive platform
Empowers users to understand not only “what” is happening but also “why,” by running millions of variable combinations in the datasets, enhancing the depth and value of insights derived
Built with a powerful dual analytics engine that combines powerful ad hoc exploration capabilities for analytical queries at scale, optimized for data prep, insights, and ML workloads

Designed from the ground up to provide an integrated experience that combines data preparation, transformation, querying, and insight generation, all in a user-friendly, intuitive platform

Empowers users to understand not only “what” is happening but also “why,” by running millions of variable combinations in the datasets, enhancing the depth and value of insights derived

Built with a powerful dual analytics engine that combines powerful ad hoc exploration capabilities for analytical queries at scale, optimized for data prep, insights, and ML workloads

Detailed Feature Comparison

Feature

Tellius

ThoughtSpot

Natural Language Search

Yes
Built-in

Yes
keyword-based

Business question-based search

Yes
with Sage (OpenAI GPT integration)

Smart Search (search without selecting a data source)

Search with detailed narratives and KPI creation

Yes
with GenAI

Automated Insights

Yes
But limited

Kick-off Insight from Search

Natural language narrative summary of insight

Yes
in early access

Key Driver Insights

Yes
only manually selected fields

…… Explore Top Segments

…… Explore Top Predictive Factors

Trend Insights

Yes
only manually selected fields

…… Explore Top Contributors to the Change

…… Explore Top Reasons for the Change

Comparison Insights

…… Explore Top Differences

…… Explore Top Reasons for the Difference

Data Preparation

Yes
but limited to formulas within worksheet

Connect to the most popular enterprise data storage solutions

Data transformation capabilities

SaaS deployment option allows in-memory data

…… Upload CSV files

Automated synonym creation

Yes
with GenAI

Yes
with Sage (OpenAI GPT integration)

…… On individual column level

No
on all data

Automated display name creation

Yes
with GenAI

Automated column description creation

Yes
with GenAI

Predictive Analytics

AutoML

Point-and-Click ML

Bring Your Own Model

Regression

Classification

Clustering

Recommender Systems

Anomaly Detection

Alerts

Feed to keep track of key metrics

Feed linked to automated insights

Yes
understand why metrics changed

Aligns with value delivered

Yes
server-based

No/Yes
depending on pricing model (query-, capacity-, seat-based)

Automated insights on all tiers

Unlimited permission groups at all tiers

Unlimited data on all tiers

Row-level security on all tiers

Tellius

ThoughtSpot

Common ThoughtSpot Pitfalls

ThoughtSpot’s keyword-based search requires knowledge of the underlying data structure, limiting its ease of use to new users. Search is also limited by a lightweight data preparation layer.

ThoughtSpot’s automated insight tool, SpotIQ, requires manual selection of fields and does not automatically find the most relevant drivers or trends. Predictive analytics are also largely inaccessible. This lack of depth and features limits the ability to understand “why” metrics are changing.

ThoughtSpot has four pricing tiers and custom pricing available on the Pro and Enterprise tiers. Some important security features, as well as automated insights, are locked behind the highest-priced tiers. Query-based pricing does not provide complete transparency into usage, and seat-based pricing does not align with value delivered.

ThoughtSpot’s keyword-based search requires knowledge of the underlying data structure, limiting its ease of use to new users. Search is also limited by a lightweight data preparation layer.