Birst Introduces First Cloud-based Mobile Business Intelligence SDK for iPad

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Enables Application Developers to Securely, Embed BI for Apple iPad Quickly
and Easily

San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 2011 – Birst Inc., the leading provider
of agile business analytics, today announced an industry first with the
availability of its cloud-based Birst Mobile Business Intelligence (BI)
Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Apple iPad. The new iOS SDK enables
developers to quickly and easily embed highly interactive and visual
business analytics powered by Birst into their own iPad applications. Taking
advantage of the iPad’s unique gesture-based interface, developers can build
robust mobile applications that can quickly and easily filter information of
interest and drill into more detail on both charts and report tables.

“With all the excitement about a finally usable mobile BI device,
organizations still need to invest the bulk of their resources in the
“plumbing layers” of the BI stack, such as the data warehouse, data
integration, data quality and the core BI engine,” stated Andreas Bitterer
at Gartner, Inc.

The Birst Mobile SDK allows ISV’s to focus on building business intelligence
into their applications and bypass the need to address the “plumbing
layers.” By writing to Birst Mobile API’s, developers can now bypass
complicated data integration, quality and consolidation issues that underpin
BI implementations. Developers can rapidly build mobile applications that
take advantage of the iPad’s capabilities and interface, including:
. Dashboard exploration via touch and gestures – Birst dashboards for the
iPad take full advantage of the tablet’s touch-screen interface. Users can
intuitively swipe to scroll through report tables and move from one report
to the next. Drilling into more details is as simple as tapping on a chart
or table of interest.
. Secure access to any data, on premise or cloud – Birst BI solutions are
designed to integrate data from a variety of on-premise and cloud-based
sources into a single version of truth. Birst’s cloud-based architecture
provides the level of mobile access control and data security that the most
demanding organizations require.
. Automation of the analytical data store – Birst automatically compiles a
logical business model into a fully optimized star schema data warehouse,
making it possible to deploy a solution in a fraction of the time and with a
fraction of the resources required using other business intelligence
products.

“The Apple iPad has become the tablet device of choice for mobile business
applications,” said Brad Peters, CEO and Co-Founder of Birst. “The Birst
Mobile BI SDK gives ISV’s the agility to provide rich analytics and
dashboards into their native applications for the iPad quickly and easily.”
Birst Mobile BI SDK for the Apple iPad is available immediately. It includes
sample code to explore and test its capabilities. For more information,
visit www.birst.com/embedded contact [email protected].

About Birst
BirstT is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place
to manage all a business’ analytics and agility to answer questions that
span departments, data sources, and deployments-across both public or
private Clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most
pressing business questions-and then all the ones they didn’t know to ask.
At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings
the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader
audience. For more information, visit www.birst.com.

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