Business intelligence has traditionally relied on centralized data, an approach which is not only time consuming but also represents a barrier to end-user self-service.
Now cloud analytics specialist Birst is launching a new Networked BI technology which aims to redefine the way BI is delivered and consumed by enabling global control with local execution.
Built on top of Birst’s modern, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI creates a grid 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 in a more agile way, and empowers these decentralized groups to add to the global analytical fabric with their own local data.
This makes BI scalable across the enterprise, at the same time delivering speed and end-user freedom with self-service data preparation capabilities, along with transparent governance. By bringing analytics to the virtual world with Networked BI, Birst does away with data silos and accelerates the delivery of BI across the organization.
“Antiquated BI and analytics architectures force companies to trade off between agility and governance”, says Brad Peters, Chief Product Officer at Birst. “Now, with Birst Networked BI, companies no longer have to make that trade off. Our modern, multi-tenant 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”.
The company points out that this approach is also of value to software vendors, allowing them to embed analytics in their applications. By rolling out new virtual instances of analytics, without having to physically recreate metadata, data and BI content, application vendors can extend analytics to new customers, fast and at scale.
More information is available on the Birst website.
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