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Birst Ranked as a Leader in Cloud Business Intelligence Platforms 2015 Report by Independent Research Firm

Received the Highest Scores in 4 Criteria Used to Evaluate Vendors, Including "Cloud delivery," "Security and compliance," "Technical architecture," and "Vision and strategy"

/ -- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/15 -- Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that it has been positioned as a leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2015."

Birst received among the highest or second highest scores in 13 of the 16 criteria Forrester used to evaluate cloud business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, in the categories of "Current Offering," "Strategy," and "Market Presence." The criteria for which Birst received the highest scores included "Cloud delivery," "Commitment (tied)," "Data access and integration (tied)," "IT-enabled self-service (tied)," "Security and compliance," "Technical architecture," and "Vision and strategy."

The complete Forrester Cloud BI Wave report is available here.

According to the Forrester report, "Birst leads with an enterprise-grade cloud BI solution that supports hybrid scenarios. From the start, Birst has focused on providing a full-stack BI platform that meets enterprise-grade BI requirements while at the same time supporting agility and business user self-service.

"With its 'networked BI' capability, Birst comes close to the ideal of a 'single version of the truth' with one corporatewide semantic layer," the report said. "The solution supports centralized governance while allowing business units and individuals freedom via the use of 'virtual spaces.' Via the same governance layer, Birst also offers the ability to live-query on-premises data stores."

Introduced in September 2015, Networked BI leverages Birst's modern, multi-tenant cloud architecture that enables companies to tap into the power of their data, whether in the cloud or on-premises. This "networked effect" creates an interwoven data fabric that delivers business-user self-service while avoiding analytical silos, resulting in faster and more trusted decision-making.

In its evaluation of Birst, the report also notes that, "Its 'open client interface' allows customers to use alternative front ends, such as Excel or Tableau. It supports offline capabilities on mobile devices, and an appliance is available for deployment within corporate data centers. The solution is also attractive to ISVs and enterprises that want to embed BI capabilities in web portals and business applications."

Jay Larson, Birst CEO, said, "We believe our position as a leader in The Forrester Wave™ for Cloud Business Intelligence Platforms results from our pioneering work to create a next-generation, cloud-architected BI platform. Birst empowers user-led decentralized business units while at the same time supporting the enterprise requirements of centralized BI/IT teams. Our unique ability to deliver speed, agility, and ease-of-use, without compromising data governance and scalability, is redefining the way companies think about BI. The legacy BI platforms are in rapid decline because there is a better way to do analytics today, and that better way is Birst."

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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 and join the conversation @BirstBI.

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