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Actuate Joins Amazon Web Services Solution Providers Program to Drive BIRT onDemand Cloud BI Solution

Amazon Web Services Includes Actuate as an AWS Solution Provider

San Mateo, Calif., September 19, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) Solution Providers Program. The AWS Solution Providers Program™ enables systems integrators, interactive agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners to broaden their offerings, markets and customer bases. With AWS, Actuate BIRT onDemand customers can access a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services that match their evolving business requirements.

Actuate joins a select group of leading organizations that use the AWS infrastructure to deliver expanded services and innovative solutions to their customers. The AWS Solution Provider Program is designed to help companies expand the services and support of their solutions to AWS customers. Joining the program includes a listing on the AWS Solutions Provider Directory, and strongly positions BIRT onDemand, Actuate's BIRT-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for BI and information delivery, for enterprises leveraging Amazon Web Services.

The Amazon Web Services team worked with Actuate to optimize its applications for the AWS Solution Provider Program. Actuate’s participation in the AWS program gives BIRT onDemand customers cloud-based, resizable computing capacity; this key functionality affords companies the agility, scalability and reliability needed for accelerated growth. In addition, AWS features multi-zone load balancing and redundancy to maximize uptime, enabling BIRT onDemand to provision for an extensive global user base. The AWS network also provides BIRT onDemand customers secure, managed data services as well as 99.99999999999% data recovery assurance.

“By teaming up with Amazon Web Services, BIRT onDemand delivers the best option to buy, build and deploy business intelligence and data visualization applications in the cloud, while helping customers realize significant cost savings, global scale and shorter delivery times,” said Gautam Goswami, senior director and general manager for BIRT onDemand at Actuate. “BIRT onDemand is designed to be the optimum data visualization solution for the Amazon Relational Database Service™ (Amazon RDS). RDS data connectivity and support are built into BIRT onDemand, letting our customers focus on information application development and deployment, while leaving database uptime, backup and performance management to Amazon.”

The entry for BIRT onDemand in the AWS Solution Provider directory is viewable here: ( In addition, the link to AWS in the BIRT Business Partner – Technology Partners Program page is available here:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a set of services that forms a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform in the cloud built upon the same technology that uses to run its global web properties. These pay-as-you-use services include Amazon S3™, Amazon EC2™, Amazon RDS™, Amazon SimpleDB™, Amazon SQS™, Amazon FPS™, and many more. Launched in 2006, AWS has provided companies of all sizes with a Web Services infrastructure platform to power their websites and workflows — everything from SaaS applications to social networking sites.

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company ™

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics™delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communication Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and

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