SAP has announced a partnership with Birst, a global leader in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in the cloud on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on in-memory technology from SAP and is an open platform for customers and developers to build, extend, and run applications in the cloud. The intention of the partnership is to enable organizations to leverage one cloud platform that can deliver instant analytics and the ability to more quickly turn insight into action on data.
Birst’s analytics is a user-ready data store in SAP HANA that delivers visual discovery, dashboards, and enterprise reports across a single business model, accelerated by SAP HANA. The 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 at Birst. “The real opportunity in BI lies in our ability to push data to the front lines, empowering every person to make every decision better. 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.”