Yesterday, Birst announced the release of a Visualization Edition - a simple-to-use, quick-to-deploy version of Birst that empowers business users to intuitively explore data and build reports in minutes from local or centralized data without the need for data modeling. The solution makes it easier than ever for business users, on their own, to solve complex problems and make data-driven decisions that result in real business value. The real benefit over desktop visualization tools however, is two-fold:
• First, Birst Visualization Edition enables easy distribution of discoveries without locking users into a desktop data discovery with limited publishing capabilities
• Secondly, it delivers a visualization solution with a semantic layer, removing the need to write SQL queries or rely on IT for data extracts
What this additionally means to your organization is that when a BI project grows, Birst provides a seamless upgrade path and ability add on features such a mobile BI, Bing maps, operational reporting and data warehouse automation.
With the Visualization Edition, Birst is expanding its product footprint to help organizations match Birst to their BI needs and the market reception has been very positive. While analysts continue to discuss the separation of data discovery and enterprise analytics, we expect the new packaging to do the same-- - help Birst customers worldwide understand that apples and oranges are very different in flavor.