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Actuate's Jason Weathersby to Present "BIRT and Big Data" as a Featured Speaker During Eclipse Day at the Googleplex

San Mateo, Calif., – December 3, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development at Actuate, will present at the Eclipse Big Data Day event at the Googleplex on December 12, 2012. “Eclipse Day at the Googleplex” is a 1-day event for developers to learn about different Eclipse projects and related technologies.

Mr. Weathersby has been a member of the extended BIRT development team at Actuate for more than 8 years, is a frequent technical speaker at international industry events and webinars, and has many years’ experience in business intelligence tools, database technologies, data visualization and related technical consulting, training and publishing. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of South Carolina, Columbia, and blogs at www.birtworld.blogspot.com and http://jasonweathersby.sys-con.com/latest/blogs.

Just as Big Data sources and distributed systems are more prevalent today; presenting results in meaningful ways is more cumbersome. BIRT – a set of developer tools co-developed and sponsored by Actuate as a top-level project within the Eclipse Foundation – can ease visualization of results in a user friendly way. BIRT provides native support to access Hadoop through Hive queries as well as connectors to other Big Data sources such as Cassandra and MongoDB.

Using BIRT, developers can display their internal or external clients’ data in a stylized tabular or graphical nature, and customize it using the BIRT Designer environment. These reports can include dynamic drill through and interactivity, and can be exported to various formats including PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT.

Mr. Weathersby’s session will introduce developers to BIRT and will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources such as Hive/Hadoop, Cassandra and Mongo DB.

Event Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Conference Room: Buildings 1900 and 1950; Rooms Asilomar Conference Room (1900) & Bodega Bay (1950)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Googleplex
Address: Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043

Session: BIRT and Big Data
Timeslot: 11 a.m. - Noon
Speaker: Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development, Actuate

Pre-registration, which includes a $40 contribution to the Eclipse Foundation, is required for attendance. Please note that there will be NO registration at the door on the day of the event, no exceptions. Pre-registration will be accepted until December 11, 2012, 2pm PST. For more information about this event, please visit: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Day_At_Googleplex_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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