Actuate Technical Experts To Present Four Technical Sessions On Big Data And BIRT At EclipseCon On March 25-28 In Boston

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they will lead four technical presentations at EclipseCon 2013, held in Boston, Mass., March 25-28, 2013. EclipseCon is the annual technical conference of the Eclipse Foundation. The Conference focuses on the latest innovations in both the Eclipse community and the software industry.

EclipseCon 2013 includes 140 technical sessions and 18 tutorials over four intense days. The conference features tracks on:
  • Eclipse 4: Sessions on migrating to Eclipse 4, and case studies of companies building applications based on Eclipse 4
  • Mobile and Device Development: Sessions on Android, 3D printing, machine-to-machine development, embedded C++, and more
  • Eclipse Modeling: Sessions on EMF, CDO, and domain specific languages
  • Web Development: Sessions on Orion (a new web-based IDE), JavaScript development, and much more
  • EclipseRT: Sessions on Eclipse Equinox, RAP, EclipseLink and more

Virgil Dodson, Director, BIRT Exchange Evangelists at Actuate, will conduct the technical session entitled, “Big Data and Business Intelligence.” This session will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources using BIRT. The presentation will also focus on where and why Big Data is being mined, what applications are being created to manage it, and what benefits are being realized from Big Data insights by companies who have taken the leap.

“In this session, we’ll go hands-on with the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, created and co-founded by Actuate,” said Dodson. “BIRT offers native support to Hadoop, and we’ll cover how BIRT can access Cassandra and MongoDB, among other Big Data tools. We’ll also demonstrate the extremely flexible BIRT Designer software, which allows data visualization in a stylized tabular or graphical form.” Reports created using BIRT can include dynamic drill through, interactivity, and can be exported to various formats, such as PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT.

John Ward, Sales Engineer at Actuate, will conduct the technical session entitled, “You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension Points.” This session will help professional BIRT developers move to the next level of expertise. “We’ll walk the audience through the different BIRT Extension Points, including the data input and report output extension points, and the aggregation extension point,” said Ward. “In addition, we’ll be demonstrating examples of some of the exciting things the BIRT open source community has created using BIRT’s flexible plugin architecture.”

There are two additional sessions as detailed below.

EclipseCon Conference Information

EclipseCon 2013

Dates: March 25-28, 2013

Location: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Mass.

BIRT Sessions at the Conference, by Actuate Technical Experts:

“BIRT, Basics, and Beyond” by John Ward

Date and Time: Monday, March 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

“Big Data and Business Intelligence” by Virgil Dodson

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27 th, 2:15 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

“You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension Points” by John Ward

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27 th, 4:15 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

“Creating Data Driven Web Apps with BIRT” by Michael Williams

Date and Time: Thursday, March 28th, 10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by over 1.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne ® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.

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