Enterprise application software provider SAP has announced a partnership with Birst, a global provider of cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in their cloud hosting environments on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
With this new partnership, it is anticipated organizations will be able to leverage one cloud hosting services platform that can deliver instant analytics and the ability to more quickly turn insight into action on data, which is the key to enabling data-driven organizations.
Birst’s comprehensive and patented two-tier data architecture provides instant access to an organization’s data and helps eliminate BI wait time. The solution sits on top of all of an organization’s data, to unify, refine and embed data consistently into every individual decision – up and down the org chart.
Birst’s 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 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, Birst. “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.”
The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on in-memory technology from SAP and is an open cloud hosting platform for customers and developers to build, extend and run applications in the cloud.