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Industry Leaders to Participate in Shaku Atre’s Big Data Panel at ActuateOne Live! 2012 in New York and San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif., – October 16, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that five Big Data leaders and industry partners will participate in a Big Data panel discussion led by industry visionary, Shaku Atre, at ActuateOne Live! 2012 – a complimentary industry event. Ms. Atre is the founder and managing partner of the Atre Group, Inc. – a business intelligence and data warehousing consulting company. The author of six highly regarded books, she is an internationally renowned expert who lectures on business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and database technology. The discussion, entitled “Humongous Data? No Problem with Business Analytics,” will focus on how effective visualization and analysis of Big Data can prompt business insights that can improve any organization’s bottom line. Senior representatives from Cloudera, Pervasive, VoltDB, Greenplum and Wipro will join Ms. Atre on the live panel discussions in San Francisco on November 8 and in New York on November 14.

“The key to Big Data success lies in assembling the right ecosystem for each phase – organizing, visualizing / analyzing, and operationalizing – of leveraging today’s data,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Actuate. “These panel discussions include valued partners and industry leaders whose products uniquely address these phases. Guided by Ms. Atre's expertise in Big Data management and her strengths in framing lively discussion, our panelists will explore burning issues and offer clear guidance around effective management of Big Data to produce game changing business insights.”

“We are pleased to participate with our esteemed colleagues on this panel,” said Eric Sansonetti, Vice President of Business Partnerships at VoltDB. “VoltDB provides its customers with the ability to address real-time analytics, real-time decisioning and incredibly fast, high velocity data ingestion through an in-memory SQL OLTP relational database. The combination of VoltDB and ActuateOne uniquely enables, like no other solution, real-time analysis and visualization without the need for pre-processing. Together our customers can enable real-time operational insights in Big Data environments today.”

In addition to participating in the panel discussions, Pervasive Software will showcase a combined demo with Actuate at ActuateOne Live! 2012. “The combination of Pervasive RushAnalytics with ActuateOne accelerates Big Data processing, analytics and actionable intelligence for multiple roles across the organization,” said David Inbar, Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development. “We look forward to a lively interchange on the pace and direction of big data technologies and best practices."

Finally, EMC Greenplum recently announced that their Chorus product will be open source. “Greenplum Chorus offers new ways to synthesize the multiple assets of Big Data, with social networking features that allow the data science team to collaborate across the organization,” said David Menninger, Head of Business Development at Greenplum. “We look forward to contributing to this timely discussion, and to working with Actuate to integrate our open source products, Greenplum HD and Chorus, with ActuateOne and BIRT.”

To learn more about how ActuateOne with BIRT supports Big Data needs visit: www.actuate.com/big-data

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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