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Birst and SAP partner on HANA, cloud-based analytics

Birst and SAP are partnering to make Birst's analytics engine available on SAP's cloud-based HANA platform

SAP and business intelligence software provider Birst announced a collaboration this week that will see the two companies offer Birst’s BI architecture on SAP’s HANA in-memory cloud computing platform.

Dialogue Group taps Birst for cloud-based BI

Dialogue group is using Birst's cloud-based BI solutions

Bulk SMS service provider Dialogue Group is using Birst’s cloud-based business intelligence platform to support management and line-of-business decision making by combining internal data from multiple services, tracking profitability, customer case data, sales pipelines and expected traffic.

Carphone Warehouse gets into big data through customer journey

Carphone Warehouse is using a number of traditional BI techniques and big data technologies to improve how its staff sell

With retail operations in 8 countries and a growing portfolio of telecommunications services, Carphone Warehouse is currently Europe’s largest independent mobile retail outfit. Paul Scullion, head of business intelligence at Carphone Warehouse explains to Business Cloud News how the company is using a combination of big data technologies to help improve retail customer service and eventually, help telcos improve their offerings.

How Bayer uses big data, in-memory computing for divisional reporting

Bayer is tapping into big data, but due to a combination of security and latency concerns plans to keep its platform on premise

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has invested years implementing a big data platform which offers users rich visualisation capabilities for financial data and other KPIs. Daniela Hartig, head of BI at Bayer Pharmaceuticals said the project is just a stepping stone for the company, which plans to extend the platform to cover operational and other high-velocity data in the future.

Tibco buys embedded BI provider Jaspersoft for $185m

Tibco is buying Jaspersoft, an embedded open source BI provider, for $185m

Software vendor Tibco announced Monday evening that it has purchased cloud-based embedded business intelligence provider Jaspersoft for $185m, giving Tibco 2,000 new customers in over 100 countries.

Birst shakes up leadership to expand cloud analytics platform

Brad Peters (left) and Jay Larson (right)

Cloud-based business intelligence and analytics provider Birst announced Wednesday that it has appointed Jay Larson to the role of chief executive officer. He will replace co-founder Brad Peters, who will take on the role of chairman and chief product officer at the company.

Birst and Carve partner on BI for verticals

Birst and Carve are partnering to create end-to-end BI and big data solutions better tailored to nuances particular to various industry verticals

Cloud-based business intelligence software provider Birst and Danish management consultancy firm Carve announced a partnership Thursday that will see both companies jointly develop “end-to-end,” vertically-specific BI solutions.

217% increase in big data investment over 12 months, report says

GP Bullhound, the investment firm behind the research says prescriptive analytics will fuel the next big wave of enterprise tech m&as

Growing at a rate of 56 per cent annually and pegged to reach $7.4bn by 2017, big data is one of the highest growth markets in technology today. Big data analytics has garnered $1.4bn worth of investment over the past 12 months, over 200 per cent more than last year according to research published Friday. The investment banking firm that commissioned the research says the results suggest the industry is about to enter a new stage of consolidation dominated by enterprise IT incumbents.