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Birst 6 Equips Business Users to Prep Their Own Data

Speaking of self-service data prep, Birst just announced that the latest generation of its business intelligence system, Birst 6, will allow “everyday business users” to “connect, prepare and relate data entirely on their own and regardless of skill.” Am I the only one who finds that just a bit scary? Birst promises machine learning tools to help with some of the harder parts, like connecting to applications, discovering data sources, and recommending how to join different data sources. That’s all great but still leaves me wondering who will double-check the work.