Birst Recognized as a Leader Among Top Innovative Companies on Two Distinguished Industry Lists

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Leading Agile Business Analytics Provider Recognized as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner and Included Among JMP Securities “Hot 100” Software Companies

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We are honored to be recognized by industry experts around the globe for our unique ability to deliver agile business analytics.

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners and has also been selected, for the second year in a row, for inclusion on the JMP Securities list of “Hot 100” Software Companies.

Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership among its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Birst was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

The JMP Securities team of researchers compiles the “Hot 100″ list by selecting the top privately held software companies based on financial growth, products and services, quality of leadership, customers and market potential. Birst’s inclusion on the “Hot 100” list for the second year indicates the company’s continued success following a year of major industry innovations, including the industry’s first SaaS-based BI appliance, the first in-memory database optimized specifically for analytics, the first cloud-based mobile business intelligence SDK for the iPad, and support for Hadoop and Big Data analytics.

“Birst is emerging as a leader among a new generation of BI vendors. We are honored to be recognized by industry experts around the globe for our unique ability to deliver agile business analytics,” said Birst’s CEO and co-founder, Brad Peters. “Birst’s approach in combining the cloud, Big Data, analytics, and visualization into a single offering is propelling the company’s growth and success, and ultimately the success of our customers.”

Birst provides powerful analytics to organizations of all sizes. Deployed in the Cloud or on-premise, Birst’s easy-to-use business analytics solution empowers users to make informed decisions.

In addition to being named an AlwaysOn Global 250 company and included in JMP Securities “Hot 100” List, Birst has recently received several industry honors: Birst was named a “Leader” in the Nucleus Research Analytics Value Matrix; was among the ‘Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2012’ by CIO magazine; and was selected as the winner of the 2012 Cloud Award for Data Innovation of the Year.

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization’s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments—across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and 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

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