Introducing the Castor x Sigma Integration
We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Sigma, a leading Business Intelligence solution, as a completely integrated data catalog partner. Castor can now retrieve Sigma data lineage, and help Sigma customers to better find, understand, and use their data.
Sigma is a cloud analytics platform that uses a familiar spreadsheet interface to give business users instant access to explore and get insights from their cloud data warehouse. It requires no code or special training to explore billions of rows, augment with new data, or perform “what if” analysis on all data in realtime.
Castor is a plug-and-play data catalog that helps companies unify the modern data stack through intuitive data discovery, documentation, and lineage capabilities. With collaborative features and simple design, Castor is built for mass adoption in the data team and beyond.
This is a natural partnership of two companies focused on providing an intuitive experience that helps democratize data in the organization, with a focus on widespread usability.
"We are thrilled to announce this integration with Castor to enable our joint customers to easily discover data products built in Sigma and start exploring their data immediately. Castor and Sigma have a shared vision of bridging the chasm between data teams and business users, this integration helps simplify the data discovery process and enables all members of an organization to become data driven faster."
- Justin Thomas, VP, Strategic Partnerships at Sigma Computing
How does it work?
This integration aims at displaying Sigma’s Workbooks and Lineage within Castor, linking them with the tables they use.
This unlocks loads of capabilities. Here are a few that may sound familiar:
As Sales Manager, I want to be able to find the MRR workbook based on my popular dashboards so I can get faster analytics insights.
As a Customer Success Ops, I want to be able to find the most advanced/popular data asset for my need and be guided in how to use a table if needed
“Sigma is an essential BI layer to leading data teams around the world. We’re thrilled to announce our partnership and make data discovery easier for customers using Sigma and Castor.”
- Arnaud de Turckheim, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Castor
How does this help me?
Thanks to the Castor x Sigma integration, joint customers can now gain better control, trust and visibility across their data stack. Our integration leverages Sigma’s API to provide end-to-end lineage - from source to warehouse through to the BI layer. This helps with:
- Decreasing the number of duplicate content and work
- Decreasing "Time to answer" as users can use the highest value add asset available (they don't use a table anymore when a dashboard is available)
- Increasing the ability to deploy self-served analytics to less technical users
To try out the Castor x Sigma integration for yourself, get in touch to start your 14-day free trial.
Fantastic tool for data discovery and documentation
“[I like] The easy to use interface and the speed of finding the relevant assets that you're looking for in your database. I also really enjoy the score given to each table, [which] lets you prioritize the results of your queries by how often certain data is used.”
Michal, Head of Data, Printify