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Actuate to Showcase BIRT and BIRT Exchange at EclipseCon 2012 as a Gold Sponsor

Actuate to Launch ‘Plug In 2 BIRT’ Developer Contest and Provide A Guide to Using BIRT with Big Data Sources Including Hadoop

San Mateo, Calif., – March 19, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced it is a Gold Sponsor of EclipseCon 2012, an annual gathering of organizations and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. EclipseCon runs from March 26 – 29 at The Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA.

Actuate will be showcasing BIRT Exchange, a community site that offers developers the broadest single collection of resources for BIRT. BIRT is the leading open source information application development environment and a top level Eclipse project, founded and co-led by Actuate. BIRT experts from Actuate will present various sessions to educate conference attendees on advanced customization techniques for real world application and development and highlight capabilities within BIRT Exchange.

Actuate’s BIRT Exchange booth will be a destination for developers to learn how to integrate BIRT with Hadoop, to leverage MapReduce functions and integrate Big Data into their applications. The BIRT Exchange booth will be providing resources for visitors to learn how to connect, access and display Hadoop data using HIVE Query Language (HQL) within BIRT.

At EclipseCon, Actuate will be launching Plug In 2 BIRT, a global contest for BIRT developers. The contest will award prizes, including three new iPads, to developers who build the most impressive BIRT plug-ins that leverage BIRT’s numerous extension points. Extensibility is a key principle of the BIRT project and the contest gives developers the chance to demonstrate and be rewarded for showcasing the data source, business logic, visualization and content rendering extensibility of BIRT. Details can be found at: http://www.birt-exchange.org/org/wiki/index.php?title=Plug_In_2_BIRT_Contest_Details_and_Examples.

Tutorial: Introduction to BIRT
Speaker: John Ward, Solution Architect, IBM
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012
Conference Room: Lake Fairfax B
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Session: What is BIRT? Quick Jumpstart
Speaker: Virgil Dodson, Director of Evangelism, Actuate
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Conference Room: Lake Anne
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Session: Extending BIRT with Plug-ins
Speaker: Michael Williams, BIRT Evangelist, Actuate
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Conference Room: Lake Anne
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Big Data Resources: Displaying Hive Data in a BIRT Report
Teachers: BIRT Experts from Actuate
Date: Monday March 26 – Thursday March 29, 2012
Location: BIRT Exchange Booth, EclipseCon Exhibit Hall
Time: Ongoing

Contest: Plug In 2 BIRT
For: Developers
Details: www.birt-exchange.org/org/wiki/index.php?title=Plug_In_2_BIRT_Contest_Details_and_Examples
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Conference Details:
Who: BIRT experts from Actuate
What: EclipseCon 2012
Where: Exhibit Hall, The Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia.
When: March 26 – 29
URL: http://www.eclipsecon.org/2012/

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 Communications 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 actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

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Kate Lynch, Corporate Communications, Actuate
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