Scalability, Interactivity and Rich Functionality Earn Actuate and BIRT High Scores in Independent Research Firm Report
San Mateo, Calif. – August 10, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT®, today announced that the company and its value added offerings for BIRT have been recognized as a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010” report. The Forrester Wave report, created as a global vendor assessment tool, rated Actuate as a Leader based on the company’s pure play BI application and highly scalable, function-rich reporting.
By rolling up the scores to high level aggregates, providing customizable weights to each evaluation criteria and drawing a clear distinction between community and commercial editions, Forrester was able to achieve as close to an apples-to-apples comparison as possible between the Open Source BI offerings. Forrester used 157 criteria to evaluate the vendors and found that “Actuate BIRT led the pack because of richness of reporting functionality.”
According to the report, “The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010” “Actuate BIRT inherits the Actuate legacy of large-scale production reporting.” The report goes on to say, “…Actuate BIRT reports can be used for mass (millions) report distribution and for highly complex (with scalability and load balancing challenges) BI applications like interactive online customer statements. In the most recent addition, Actuate also added BIRT data objects, which can be used for disk- or memory-based OLAP-style analysis…Actuate is also investing heavily into mobile BI with BIRT iPhone application and BIRT Mobile virtual appliance, which can deliver BIRT content to most popular mobile devices. Additionally, as BIRT is part of the Eclipse project, Actuate BIRT is also highly attractive to developers using Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE).”
The complete report “The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010” may be viewed by clicking here: http://birt.me/Leader_OSBIWave
“We are pleased that Forrester’s Wave report for open source Business Intelligence names Actuate BIRT as a Leader. Both Actuate BIRT and the Eclipse open source BIRT project lead in terms of market presence and strength of strategy, BIRT clearly provides functionality that the developer community and the market have chosen to adopt,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing at Actuate. “Actuate and BIRT are backed by a vibrant BIRT community of over 750,000 developers, plus Actuate is generating significant revenue from its BIRT-based offerings, both signs that we have struck a balance between open source community and business interests.”