BI Governance Metadata Management

Eliminate Analytic Silos with BI Governance Metadata Management


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The 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities report asserts that the business intelligence (BI) and analytics market has reached a line-in-the-sand moment, moving away from IT-centric, reporting-based platforms and moving toward more modern BI and analytics solutions.

IT leaders must be prepared to deliver analytics across the enterprise to a wide range of users who demand self-service capabilities, but while avoiding the proliferation of analytic silos that undermine the decision-making process. As a leader, how do you go about managing BI governance metadata in the middle of all your IT demands? We have a solution!

In the current 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities report, Birst received high rankings among the majority of components in the governance and metadata management critical capability — including data lineage and impact analysis, data modeling, metadata layer capabilities, promotability, and reuse. Birst’s Networked BI architecture, allows organizations to balance governance and agility within a single platform.

Birst’s Networked BI architecture includes the following advantages:

  • Two-tier architecture — comprised of an enterprise data tier and a user data tier — enables customers to identify, plus manage a semantic layer for governance climate.
  • A multi-tenant cloud platform — offering strong support for every facet of the cloud BI critical capability platform.
  • Prepackaged applications called Solution Accelerators that bundle pre-built connectors to cloud data sources.
  • Powerful capabilities in the area of data management, specifically self-contained ETL and data source connectivity.
  • Access to a diverse range of data source options, including OLAP sources, personal and Web data, relational database, cloud applications, Hadoop, and NoSQL sources.
  • Automated data refinement (ADR), which ingests data, automatically construes relationships, and then loads merged data into a central data store.