Birst and EXASOL Partner to Deliver Enterprise BI and Governed Discovery at Unprecedented Speeds

15 Dec 2015 | Share

New Partnership Combines EXASOL’s In-Memory Analytic Database and Birst’s Groundbreaking Networked BI to Drive High Performance and Scalability

Nuremberg, Germany – 15 December, 2015 — Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced a strategic partnership with EXASOL, the high-performance, massively parallel in-memory analytic database, to deliver customers with groundbreaking, enterprise-caliber performance and scalability optimized for Birst’s Networked BI. With this new partnership, Birst will embed EXASOL so enterprises can attain extreme levels of performance and scale against complex data sets and large global user populations, while also maintaining data consistency and trust.

“This partnership will give Birst customers access to a truly enterprise-scale, in-memory database solution that is very cost-effective,” said Aaron Auld, CEO, EXASOL. “Enterprises using EXASOL’s in-memory analytic database can expect half-second response times when querying hundreds of terabytes of data, across multiple billions of rows. This, in combination with Birst’s cloud-based, multi-tenant architecture, can offer enterprises a 5-to-10 times improvement in price-performance over traditional BI platforms.”

With platforms such as Hadoop and the Amazon Redshift cloud data warehouse, enterprises now have the ability to store massive amounts of disparate data at cost-effective rates. At the same time, however, enterprises are increasingly challenged to provide business users with the fast and easy access to this data that the business demands.

Birst, in combination with EXASOL, will provide an analytic, networked data tier that offers unparalled speed and seamlessly scales to hundreds of thousands of users. Birst also provides customers with an adaptive user experience that meets the needs of today’s mobile and data-hungry work styles.

EXASOL combines in-memory, columnar compression and massively parallel processing (MPP) to analyze data and information at high speeds. Its in-memory database is specifically engineered to deliver unprecedented analytic performance, scalability and ease of use to its customers, and it tops the list in the TPC-H Benchmark tests for performance.

“This collaboration brings together EXASOL’s high-performance, in-memory database and Birst’s Networked BI approach to provide customers with the performance and scalability they need,” said Brad Peters, Chief Product Officer, Birst. “Now, customers have access to the ultimate user data tier to run in front of back-end systems, such as Hadoop and Amazon Redshift. This is ideal for medium to large enterprises seeking high performance against complex data sets and large user loads.”

EXASOL will be available to customers both in the cloud and on-premises. To learn more about the Birst and EXASOL partnership, visit

About Birst

Birst is the global leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise. Birst’s Networked BI platform redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed, eliminating analytical silos to dramatically improve the speed, alignment and economics of BI across the enterprise. Built on top of Birst’s next-generation, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI enables centralized and decentralized BI applications to be transparently connected via a shared analytical data fabric, delivering local execution with global governance. Today, Birst serves thousands of organizations across the globe by making trusted enterprise business data a part of everyday operational decision making. Learn more at and join the conversation @BirstBI.


EXASOL is passionate about helping companies to run their businesses smarter and drive profit by analyzing data and information at unprecedented speeds. The company develops the world’s fastest database for analytics and data warehousing and offers first-class know-how and expertise in data insight and analytics. The in-memory analytic database is the first database to combine in-memory, columnar compression and massively parallel processing, and is proven to be the world’s FASTEST, topping the list in the TPC-H Benchmark tests for performance. Companies that depend on EXASOL to analyze their data in real-time include Adidas Group, GfK, IMS Health, King, Olympus, MyThings, Sony Music and Xing. Follow EXASOL on Twitter at @EXASOLAG.