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Birst Receives High Scores in 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI & Analytics Platforms Report

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Company Scores Highest for Governed Data Discovery and Extranet Deployment Use Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that it scored in the top quartile for all five use cases assessed in the 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report, published March 10.

Birst scored highest for the Governed Data Discovery (3.6 out of 5) and Extranet Deployment (4.13 out of 5) use cases, and it received the second-highest scores in the Centralized BI Provisioning (3.65 out of 5), Decentralized Analytics (3.43 out of 5) and OEM/Embedded BI (4 out of 5) use cases.

To download a copy of the 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platforms report, click here. Birst will be exhibiting in Booth #123 at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, March 14-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), TX.

According to the report, "The business intelligence (BI) and analytics market has passed a tipping point as it shifts away from IT-centric, reporting-based platforms and toward modern BI and analytics platforms that enable smarter analytics and greater agility."

Gartner also noted in the report that, "As demand from business users for pervasive access to data discovery capabilities grows, IT wants to deliver on this requirement without sacrificing governance -- in a managed or governed data discovery mode."

The 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics report evaluated products from the 24 vendors that also were evaluated in Gartner's 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms report, published Feb. 4. Gartner's Critical Capabilities report is the companion report to the Gartner MQ and scores vendor products on 15 weighted critical capabilities across five primary use cases -- Centralized BI Provisioning, Decentralized Analytics, Governed Data Discovery, OEM/Embedded BI, and Extranet Deployment. 

"We believe Birst's strong performance in this year's Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platforms report reflects our leadership in developing a Networked BI Platform that eliminates data silos and delivers both agility and scale, with better economics," said Brad Peters, Chief Product Officer, Birst. "It is not enough to support centralized OR decentralized use cases. We help organizations do both -- enabling global governance and local execution and providing them with a unified, consistent view of all enterprise data." 

Birst's modern BI platform empowers enterprise end users to work with data autonomously with unprecedented agility and speed, while maintaining governance and consistency. The Birst Networked BI Platform creates a network of interwoven BI instances that share a common analytical fabric, eliminating data silos to ensure collaboration and accelerate the delivery of BI across the enterprise.

Birst's Networked BI platform, built on top of its next-generation, multi-tenant cloud architecture redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed. Unlike antiquated approaches to BI, Birst's approach delivers an interwoven fabric of data to drive consistency, trusted collaboration and transparent governance between centralized and decentralized teams.

Birst at Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, March 14-16, Grapevine, TX

  • Visit Birst, a Premier Exhibitor, at Booth #123.
  • Birst customer Rob Saker, Chief Data Officer, Crossmark, will present "Connecting a Complex Value Chain through Data," from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 14, in Grapevine C.
  • Southard Jones, Vice President of Product Strategy, Birst, will discuss "Breaking Down Data Silos with Networked BI," from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday, March 14, in Grapevine B.

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About Birst
Birst is the global leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise. Birst's Networked BI platform redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed, eliminating analytical silos to dramatically improve the speed, alignment and economics of BI across the enterprise. Built on top of Birst's next-generation, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI enables centralized and decentralized BI applications to be transparently connected via a shared analytical data fabric, delivering local execution with global governance. Today, Birst serves thousands of organizations across the globe by making trusted enterprise business data a part of everyday operational decision making. Learn more at www.birst.com and join the conversation @BirstBI.

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