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Actuate Announces Integration with Hortonworks Sandbox for Big Data, Offering Advanced Hadoop Data Visualization Options to BIRT Developers

Combination of Hortonworks and Actuate offerings provides unlimited user scalability, enabling developers to deliver personalized insights to end users faster than ever

San Mateo, Calif., – October 23, 2013 Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced its integration with the Hortonworks Sandbox for developers using BIRT. In addition, Actuate has introduced an improved BIRT Hive Driver to make data access from Apache Hadoop into BIRT even easier.

The announcement is the latest in Actuate’s ongoing relationship with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®. The BIRT Apache Hive Driver utilizes Hive queries to access data from Hadoop, pulling data sets into personalized and interactive BIRT-based visualizations. Actuate presents data in a managed analytic environment, where it can be scaled across a vast number of users in a secure and controlled manner and delivered on any device, anywhere.

"The Hortonworks Sandbox is the fastest way for anyone to learn Hadoop," said John Kreisa, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Hortonworks. "By combining Actuate’s BIRT-based development platform with the Hortonworks Sandbox, developers have the quickest and easiest way to learn the benefits of the combined technologies."

“We’re pleased to be furthering our alliance with Hortonworks through integration with the Hortonworks Sandbox,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. “Hadoop is excellent at storing, processing and managing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. When combined with Actuate’s BIRT visualization capabilities, developers can now enable personalized insights from Big Data much more quickly.”

The combination of BIRT and Hortonworks Data Platform delivers insights about behavior and wishes of customers and prospects as well as about internal processes. Developers can now build solutions through which Big Data can be used to engage with customers, partners and employees in the most effective way, using interactive charts, dashboards and scorecards – all in a highly embeddable, scalable and secure environment.

Tutorials and Driver
Actuate’s new BIRT Apache Hive Driver is now available for download on BIRT Exchange. The driver – fully integrated and tested – provides direct access to Hadoop data for visualization with BIRT and BIRT iHub to Hadoop Big Data users. Its intuitive visualizations bypass the need for a data warehouse, creating a more cost effective approach with better ROI (return on investment).

Tutorials are available on both BIRT Exchange and the Hortonworks website to help users connect to the Sandbox and get up and running quickly.

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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