February 8, 2012 – Business analytics provider Birst announced a path for automated support and analysis options with big data sets through Hadoop.

New support for Apache Hadoop under Birst’s eponymous analytics database involves automation of some processes such as ETL, and then creates multidimensional models from Hadoop subsets for more enterprise data browsing, queries and visualizations, according to a briefing on the release. Data can be accessed in real time in Hadoop or through integration with data sources like SAP and Salesforce.com, and the Birst platform also allows these Hadoop data sets to be funneled into dashboards, reports, ad hoc queries and mobile devices.

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