• October 9, 2014

SAP Partners with Birst

SAP today announced a partnership with Birst, a provider of cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in the cloud on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

With this new partnership, it is anticipated organizations will be able to leverage one cloud platform that can deliver instant analytics. This collaboration intends to bring together a cloud platform from SAP and Birst's comprehensive two-tier data architecture to provide instant access to an organization's data and help eliminate BI wait time.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on breakthrough in-memory technology from SAP and is an open platform for customers and developers to build, extend and run applications in the cloud.

Birst's patented analytics engine aims to build a user-ready data store in SAP HANA that can deliver visual discovery, dashboards and enterprise reports across a single business model, accelerated by SAP HANA. This solution is envisioned to be designed to provide instant analytics across on-premise and cloud data sources from large-scale data source vendors.

"Driving better business execution and enabling each and every organization to become data-driven is only achievable when leaders come together to innovate and achieve something that solves real business problems, and that is exactly what Birst and SAP plan to do," said Brad Peters, chairman and chief product officer at Birst, in a statement. "The real opportunity in BI lies in our ability to push data to the front lines, empowering every person to make every decision better. Together, SAP and Birst will give customers instant access to data and allow people to turn insight into action – that's something today's businesses have been waiting for and we are thrilled to be delivering it."

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