San Mateo, Calif., September 24, 2007 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, today unveiled BIRT Exchange (www.birt-exchange.com), a dedicated resource for the Eclipse BIRT developer community and the Actuate BIRT product line. The Eclipse BIRT project, a top level Eclipse Foundation project initiated and led by Actuate, has become one of the most widely adopted Business Intelligence and reporting technologies.
Actuate is addressing the growing demand from the developer community for resources, support, services and products for Eclipse BIRT via BIRT Exchange - a dedicated resource where BIRT developers can easily share code and knowledge with peers, find solutions to their deployment challenges and learn about Actuate’s product, support and service offerings for Eclipse BIRT. The launch of BIRT Exchange follows Actuate’s recent announcement regarding its open source business model; see press release titled: ‘Actuate Harnesses Open Source to Advance Leadership in BI’.
“As the Eclipse BIRT community has reached critical mass and BIRT is being widely adopted for use in enterprise applications, we’ve seen growing demand for Actuate’s support, services and products based on BIRT,” said Pete Cittadini, CEO and president, Actuate Corporation. “BIRT Exchange is further evidence of Actuate’s commitment to fostering and supporting the rich eco-system that has grown up around BIRT.”
BIRT Exchange also serves as an information exchange for developer-generated content and code, enabling developers to easily share and quickly pinpoint the information they need - technical articles and tips, report designs, even code samples - using simple keyword search combined with a powerful filtering and a community rating system. The ability to easily find this kind of information enables developers to more quickly embed BIRT reporting into their applications.
“Eclipse BIRT and the Actuate BIRT product line are a powerful combination of tools that let Java developers spend their time doing what they do best: creating innovative and impactful applications,” said Virgil Dodson, Java Reporting Evangelist, Actuate Corporation. “BIRT Exchange gives developers a place to share and learn from peers about the latest and greatest technology and techniques for adding reporting to their applications, so that they can more easily meet their end-users’ reporting needs.”
BIRT Exchange offers the following resources for BIRT developers:
The Eclipse BIRT project, a top level Eclipse Foundation project initiated and led by Actuate, has become one of the most widely adopted Business Intelligence and reporting technologies. To date, Eclipse BIRT has surpassed one million downloads and has a large, active and growing developer community within all types of organizations. Major software companies such as IBM, BEA, Borland and Zend have incorporated BIRT into their product lines.
Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined — ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.
The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.
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