San Mateo, Calif., – May 7, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), “The people behind BIRT”® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced an alliance with Cloudera, creator of Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), and the leading provider of Hadoop-based software, services and training.
ActuateOne® and BIRT offer access to data stored in Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) for commercial and development environments using HIVE Query Language (HQL). BIRT based information and business intelligence applications are able to natively access Hadoop as a data source for analysis, dashboards, reporting and interactive visualization. BIRT can be used to build data sets or data visualisations that seamlessly combine Hadoop data with other data sources including SQL databases, XML data, document archives, print streams and flat files.
The combination of ActuateOne’s open, flexible approach to connect to and merge an array of Big Data sources, with Hadoop’s data scalability, enables organizations to build information applications that facilitate more effective and collaborative decision making. Actuate and Cloudera’s collaboration makes it easier for organizations to attain value from data that is too large to access and interpret using existing database management tools, whether that data is structured, unstructured, device- or activity-generated – for example data from social networks.
“Actuate believes the key to success with Big Data lies in building the right infrastructure to manage it. Our goal is to support our customers’ needs for Big Data infrastructure, from accessing sources to visualizing to operationalizing data for collaborative decision making. We are delighted to be working with Cloudera to provide best-in-class support to the 1.5 million BIRT developers worldwide who can use Apache Hadoop for developing BIRT-based information applications,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate.
"The value of open source software is something that Cloudera passionately believes in, and we are constantly looking for ways to make Apache Hadoop more accessible for enterprises," said Ed Albanese, Head of Global Alliances at Cloudera. "We're pleased to be partnering with Actuate, the leader in open source Business Intelligence, and anticipate that this alliance will open the door for Actuate’s extensive community of BIRT developers to access Cloudera's products and services to explore and analyze their Big Data."
ActuateOne provides out-of-the-box access to Apache Hadoop data. The bundled JDBC driver provides access to Hadoop data via the Hive interface using Hive Query Language (HQL). BIRT developers will be able to easily connect to and access massive amounts of data stored in Hadoop and generate BIRT displays such as reports and dashboards using this data.
According to Jeff Kelly’s April 19, 2012 blog on Wikibon.com, “As of early 2012 the Big Data market stands at just over $5 billion based on related software, hardware, and services revenue. Increased interest in and awareness of the power of Big Data and related analytic capabilities to gain competitive advantage and to improve operational efficiencies, coupled with developments in the technologies and services that make Big Data a practical reality, will result in a super-charged CAGR of 58% between now and 2017.”
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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