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July 31, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE:  Birst

New Distributed Business Analytics Brings the Data Warehouse to the Desktop for Friction-Free Analytics

San Francisco, CA -  July 31, 2012 – Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced a revolutionary way for business to analyze data regardless of data location and without the need to move or replicate data. The new product, called Distributed Business Analytics, brings the data warehouse to the business user via a ground-breaking model for distributing data within the enterprise. Distributed Business Analytics blends local or centralized data to deliver analytics to the users who need it most. Today, business users don’t care if the data sits in a warehouse, or on their desktop, they just demand answers. Birst is tackling the age-old data access challenge of IT’s need to centrally manage data and business users’ requirement for flexible access. Utilizing its multi-tenant architecture, Birst is providing a net-new way for users to leverage the centralized data warehouse for local analytic purposes. The delivery of this capability further strengthens Birst’s position as a leading innovator in the rapidly changing Business Intelligence industry.

Distributed Business Analytics lets business users augment their local data sources with the data they most need—the corporate data residing in the data warehouse—while still providing a secure, controlled environment. With this new capability, IT is no longer required to provide individual data feeds to departments or individuals who need access to the data warehouse.

More specifically, Distributed Business Analytics provides:

  • Data Blending – Blend individual data with centralized master data, typically residing in a data warehouse, without data movement or replication all while maintaining enterprise security policies;
  • Extend the Value of Current Data Assets – No need to make changes to the current Data warehouse or IT architecture;
  • Self-Service BI Sandbox – Empower business users to easily create their own sandbox with enterprise data from the data warehouse;
  • Standardized Business Logic – Establish core business definitions and share throughout the organization; and
  • Rapid Data Distribution – Create menus of data subject areas that users can flexibly access and combine on the fly without IT provisioning.

“With this release, Birst is the first BI vendor to offer a bonafide, easy-to-use analytical sandbox geared to all users,” said Wayne Eckerson, Executive Director of the BI Leadership Forum. “This will promote true ad hoc development within a corporate data infrastructure, eliminating the proliferation of spreadmarts that often comes with analytical activities.”

Birst is designed as a comprehensive, single BI solution that provides enterprise-class BI capabilities that can be deployed in the Cloud or on-premise. Birst uniquely unifies traditionally silo’d BI technologies, automates critical data management tasks, and greatly reduces complexity—all of which speeds deployments and reduces overall costs.

“Current business intelligence is limiting and doesn’t allow customers to take full advantage of their own data,” said Brad Peters, Birst CEO and Co-Founder. “With Distributed Business Analytics, we eradicate barriers between users and the data they need while maintaining security and governance; our goal is to hasten the death of the data feed once and for all.”

Birst Distributed Business Analytics requires the Birst Professional or Enterprise Edition and is priced on users and CPUs. It is available as part of Birst Release 5.3, and will be generally available within the next 30 days.

To learn more about Distributed Business Analytics, join Birst for a live webinar entitled “Bringing the Data Warehouse to the Desktop” on August 22, 2012 at 10:00 am PT. Register at

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization’s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments—across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn’t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst Inc.


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