• September 1, 2015

Birst Unveiles Networked BI

Birst, a provider of cloud-based business intelligence and analytics solutions, today launched Networked BI, which virtualizes the entire BI ecosystem, from application development lifecycles to user-generated data mashups and content.

Built on Birst's multitenant cloud architecture, Networked BI creates a network of interwoven BI instances that share a common analytical fabric. This enables organizations to expand the use of BI across multiple regions, departments, and customers and empowers these decentralized groups to augment the global analytical fabric with their own local data.

"We oversee global operations, across all continents, while maintaining the consistency of one company, and a BI standard that delivers agility without sacrificing governance is crucial to achieving that consistency," said Wilmer Peres, head of BI and analytics at Reckitt Benckiser, in a statement. "Because of Birst's virtual BI technology, which eliminates data silos and ensures consistency and control, this is the first analytics implementation with the performance and data breadth that will drive universal adoption."

With Birst Networked BI, users can do the following:

  • Enable federated data access across the globe with local and aggregate views;
  • Deliver virtual BI instances to decentralized groups;
  • Scale out a multitenant analytics environment to onboard new customers;
  • Unify enterprise and local data sources without physically replicating data;
  • Empower end users to extend the centralized analytical fabric on their own with self-service data preparation capabilities; and
  • Enable decentralized groups to augment global analytical fabrics with local data, without impacting other groups.

"Antiquated BI and analytics architectures force companies to trade off between agility and governance. Now, with Birst Networked BI, companies no longer have to make that trade off," said Brad Peters, chief product officer at Birst, in a statement. "Our modern, multitenant cloud architecture makes it possible to create a network of virtual BI instances so companies can achieve both rapid deployment and easy access to robust BI capabilities."

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