User Data Tier

Data governance plus speed and agility. Only from Birst.


What it does


Enables centralized and de-centralized teams to collaborate on trusted data across the enterprise

It’s a struggle every enterprise is confronting these days. How do you aggregate and govern the complex mix of enterprise data and user generated data all while giving business users the speed and agility they need to make the right decisions faster?

Birst’s 2-Tier BI and Analytics technology solves this problem once and for all. Birst provides a complete platform from data acquisition, to transformation, modeling and analysis—all within a fully integrated, 100% multi tenant cloud architecture. And ours is the only enterprise BI platform that does.

How it works


Birst’s unique architecture automates the process of unifying and refining all data from any source across the enterprise

Birst leverages intelligent unification technologies that can both map and model data from multiple different sources. Birst Automated Data Refinement (ADR) refines data to create a Unified Business Model – or a “Business-ready Data Tier” – that everyone can trust.

Birst ensures that user-generated data and analysis remains consistent with your centralized enterprise data stores, extending data governance and control throughout your enterprise.

Birst Live Access and Infinite Connectivity Framework

Painlessly connect live or extract data from any source.
With Birst, data connectivity is blistering fast, comprehensive, and hassle-free.


Birst Infinite Connectivity Framework enables companies to configure scalable access to thousands of sources. Easily configure a specific connector to any source in less than a day, without writing code. Configuration can be to specific business requirements and updated as needed without depending on Birst.

In addition, Birst enterprise BI platform offers an extensive library of pre-built connectors to popular data sources. These connectors have been designed to extract standard and custom objects from the respective applications

and are maintained over time to ensure connectors stay up to date with application changes. Birst streamlines connectivity even further with its singular ability to query live data. Birst Live Access directly queries on-premise data sources in real-time without the need to first extract and load the data into the cloud.

Finally, with Birst you get exclusive “always-on” capabilities that allow your business users to keep working with their adaptive BI tools and never miss a beat, even while data is being loaded and processed.

Birst Automated Data Refinement (ADR)

Birst’s patent pending Automated Data Refinement (ADR), a complete transformation language (ETL), automatically merges data from different tables, sources, or structures into a common user-ready data store, optimized for analytic questions. Through ADR, Birst eliminates the need for teams of developers and data specialists to perform the time-intensive and error-prone ETL processes that legacy BI scenarios require.


Birst 2-Tier Analytics Server

With Birst, business users who work with data get insights they can trust, and with none of the wrangling that typifies legacy BI solutions. What makes this possible is our 2-Tier Analytics server. It’s comprised of a Semantic (Governance) Layer, ROLAP Engine, and Data Navigator.


The Semantic Layer is a single set of business rules and definitions that enable data governance. This provides a single source of truth and ensures that every user can trust the veracity of the data they’re consuming. In addition the Semantic Layer significantly eases administrative and development tasks. Any changes to underlying data structures are automatically propagated across the environment.

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The ROLAP engine and Data Navigator transparently draw data (federated queries) from user-generated sources, warehouses, and Birst’s user-ready data store and move it seamlessly into the workflow. Business users don’t have to bother themselves with where data comes from or whether they’ll receive it. They get the right data at the right time, from whatever sources a query requires, quickly and effortlessly.

Birst has defined the pioneering vision of what a set of cloud BI and analytics capabilities should look like.

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2015, Gartner