Actuate Technical Experts to Present Four Technical Sessions on Big Data and BIRT at EclipseCon on March 25-28 in Boston

Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:00am EDT

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Virgil Dodson, John Ward and Michael Williams to Present on BIRT Extension
Points and How Big Data is Affecting Business Intelligence Software Development
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
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.EclipseConis 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 27th, 2:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

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

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27th, 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. 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a
diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the
public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more
information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

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