The first thing you need to know is that we give you three different methods to interact with your SlicingDice's databases:
- The JDBC, ODBC and ADO.NET SQL Drivers.
- The API-based SQL Endpoint.
- The API-based JSON Endpoint.
You can use the SQL and JSON endpoints directly through Control Panel's Workbench.
These methods allow you to insert and query data, using standard SQL (on the SQL Drivers and SQL Endpoint) or JSON requests (on our API-based methods). You're going to see examples for all the methods we support as you go through our documentation pages.
The second thing you need to know is that SlicingDice has few but important differences to other databases or data warehouses. You can understand more about these differences and concepts accessing the SlicingDice key concepts page.
Are we a good fit for you?
Before jumping to the next sections, we recommend that you take a minute to read about what SlicingDice is NOT good at and our current technical restrictions. We don't want to waste your time if we can't perfectly support your needs. However, if you are sure we're the ideal solution for you, you can simply try SlicingDice for free!
Although we are faster and cheaper than our competitors, SlicingDice is still very simple and easy to use.
If you are a developer, notice that you can integrate SlicingDice to your system using our REST API (JSON) or our JDBC, ODBC and ADO.net SQL drivers.
If you are a database administrator (DBA), you can load your existing data from hundreds of sources directly to SlicingDice using the Data Loading & Syncing module, without having to write a single line of code, and then connect your SQL Workbench (SQL or BI tool) to start leveraging our amazing query speed. If you don't already have a BI tool, you can use SlicingDice's Data Visualization module.
For both cases, the only information you need to learn in order to move forward with SlicingDice is described on the SlicingDice Key Concepts page.
Try before you buy
You don't have to create an account or pay just to test how SlicingDice works. Check the Try SlicingDice for Free! page.