Birst (News - Alert), a provider of agile business analytics, has unveiled Birst Big Data Services, which the company claims is the industry’s first end-to-end service to turn large volumes of unstructured data into analytic applications.
Big Data Services delivers a turnkey analytics infrastructure that eliminates the investment required for big data adoption.
The company’s campaign eliminates the upfront investment required to procure and deploy a Hadoop environment. Birst Cloud provides an integrated and fully managed Hadoop infrastructure that runs securely in Birst’s SOC II Type 2 certified data center.
Big Data Services makes it easy to collect large volumes of data. Any network-enabled device or application can be instrumented to send event data to Birst via simple HTTP posts. Easily measure and analyze Web, mobile, social, video, field and call center interaction data.
Moreover, one can develop big data applications without the underlying complexities of Hadoop and MapReduce. Big Data Services provides pre-defined MapReduce routines and a scripting language that simplifies the process of developing applications, making it easier to distil insight from large volumes of information.
Birst combines large amounts of unstructured data with disparate sources of structured operational data. Fully integrated with Birst’s ETL and Data Warehousing capabilities, Big Data Services enables users to visualize the combined data, create reports and share insights via dashboards – allowing the user to correlate worker behaviors with business outcomes.
Big Data Services also allows organizations to easily instrument any network-enabled device and application to capture Big Data in Birst. Whether Web, mobile, social, video or call center interaction data, this can now be easily measured and analyzed.
Devices and applications send data to Birst directly, via simple HTTP posts.
Birst Big Data Services requires the Birst Enterprise Edition, and is priced on a user and data volume basis. It will be generally available later this quarter.
“Simplifying our customers’ ability to collect and analyze data, regardless of whether that data is structured or unstructured, is at the heart of Birst’s ability to turn any data into actionable insight,” Brad Peters, CEO and cofounder of Birst, said in a statement.
This new service, according to Peters, moves big data out of data scientists’ labs and into the hands of business analysts who have long wanted it, and can now use it in their daily operational analyses.
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