• November 29, 2016

Birst Releases Birst 6

Birst, a provider of cloud business intelligence and analytics solutions, today unveiled Birst 6, the next evolution of its networked business analytics platform.

With Birst 6, business users can transform raw data into connected insights via Birst's enterprise-scale, multitenant cloud architecture.

The Birst 6 networked business analytics platform will deliver connected, end user data preparation that enables business users to leverage data blending, transformation, and networking capabilities to prepare data for analytics. Users can connect their insights to their companies' network of analytics.

Birst enables users to access data from multiple sources, such as files, spreadsheets, databases, cloud-based applications, and more, with one click. Birst employs modern RESTful connectors.

With Birst Connected Data Prep, users can cleanse, merge, and refine data using a visual experience that instantly shows how data is changing with each transformation applied. Drag-and-drop transformations eliminate scripting. Additionally, new users can look across their networks to find and leverage existing insights. Birst automatically generates an analytics semantic layer.

Machine Learning Automation capabilities are embedded into Birst's Connected Data Prep experience, including intelligent defaults for application connectors, usage-pattern discovery of data sources, smart profiling for join recommendations across the Birst network of analytics, and cross-data source sampling for rapid exploration. With Birst's Machine Learning Automation, companies can predict outcomes, forecast, and use trend lines with just one click.

Birst's cloud-scale architecture sits on top of a multitenant platform that will deliver performance and scalability improvements to support even larger data volumes and concurrency levels. These enhancements include improved data loading and processing speeds, faster response times for queries, visualizations, and dashboards, and Big Data parallel processing for data refinement and transformations. Birst 6 also will introduce data and transformation lineage across the Birst network of analytics.

"Birst's approach to BI and analytics unlocks the collective intelligence of business leaders and data, securely connecting insights in real time, so everyone can work with trusted data to make smarter decisions. The introduction of Birst 6 cements our position as a pioneering technology that connects business users to a new level of trusted insights. With Birst’s network of analytics, you avoid disconnected silos of information that lead to inconsistent and unreliable data," said Junaid Saiyed, vice president of product management and engineering at Birst, in a statement.>

Subsequent releases of Birst 6, in 2017, will continue to deliver additional machine learning automation capabilities, as well as performance and scalability enhancements.

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