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On the Radar: Birst

Published: 31 Jan 2012 / 6 pages

Author(s): Helena Schwenk

Programs: analytics

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synopsis

Birst is a multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), and analytics for both public and private cloud deployments. This On the Radar briefing note follows a simple "ten questions" format, which we designed to provide a concise but thorough overview of a company and its products and services. We use this format to focus on the capability and suitability of specialist vendors to help you build the best possible vendor shortlists when looking to make new technology investments.

key messages

  • Birst provides a suite of BI and analytic capabilities covering ETL, data warehousing, query, reporting, multi-dimensional analysis and dashboards that are available as public or private cloud deployments.
  • Birst is a horizontal industry offering. Customer deployments range in size with some customers having just a few thousand rows of data, whereas others may have terabytes.
  • There are two specific developments of particular interest.
  • Birst is focusing on enhancing its collaborative, visualisation capabilities and support for Big Data in 2012.

table of contents

  • Who?
  • What does it do?
  • Who is it for?
  • Why is it interesting?
  • How established is it?
  • How open is it?
  • Who does it partner with?
  • Are there areas for improvement?
  • What's next?
  • Should I consider it?

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Vendors: Birst
Tags: analytics, business_intelligence, cloud_computing, data_warehousing, in-memory_computing, private_cloud, public_cloud, saas