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Actuate Technical Experts to Present Four Technical Sessions on Big Data and BIRT at EclipseCon
on March 25-28 in Boston

Virgil Dodson, John Ward and Michael Williams to Present on BIRT Extension Points and How Big Data is Affecting Business Intelligence Software Development

San Mateo, Calif., – March 20, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they will lead four technical presentations at EclipseCon 2013, held in Boston, Mass., March 25-28, 2013. EclipseCon is the annual technical conference of the Eclipse Foundation. The Conference focuses on the latest innovations in both the Eclipse community and the software industry.

EclipseCon 2013 includes 140 technical sessions and 18 tutorials over four intense days. The conference features tracks on:

Virgil Dodson, Director, BIRT Exchange Evangelists at Actuate, will conduct the technical session entitled, "Big Data and Business Intelligence." This session will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources using BIRT. The presentation will also focus on where and why Big Data is being mined, what applications are being created to manage it, and what benefits are being realized from Big Data insights by companies who have taken the leap.

"In this session, we'll go hands-on with the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, created and co-founded by Actuate," said Dodson. "BIRT offers native support to Hadoop, and we'll cover how BIRT can access Cassandra and MongoDB, among other Big Data tools. We'll also demonstrate the extremely flexible BIRT Designer software, which allows data visualization in a stylized tabular or graphical form." Reports created using BIRT can include dynamic drill through, interactivity, and can be exported to various formats, such as PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT.

John Ward, Sales Engineer at Actuate, will conduct the technical session entitled, "You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension Points." This session will help professional BIRT developers move to the next level of expertise. "We'll walk the audience through the different BIRT Extension Points, including the data input and report output extension points, and the aggregation extension point," said Ward. "In addition, we'll be demonstrating examples of some of the exciting things the BIRT open source community has created using BIRT's flexible plugin architecture."

There are two additional sessions as detailed below.

EclipseCon Conference Information
EclipseCon 2013
Dates: March 25-28, 2013
Location: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Mass.

BIRT Sessions at the Conference, by Actuate Technical Experts:

"BIRT, Basics, and Beyond" by John Ward
Date and Time: Monday, March 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

"Big Data and Business Intelligence" by Virgil Dodson
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27th, 2:15 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

"You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension Points" by John Ward
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27th, 4:15 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

"Creating Data Driven Web Apps with BIRT" by Michael Williams
Date and Time: Thursday, March 28th, 10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

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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