BIRT iHub allows end users to schedule their own BIRT report runs and lets administrators set schedules based on events, business rules and calendars.
BIRT iHub provides hierarchal role-based security with multi-level access permissions enabling organizations to ensure that users access only the reports and data they are allowed to see. A security model can be implemented stand-alone within BIRT iHub or integrated with external directory services and single sign-on systems (SSO) in multiple ways.
The only effective way to manage report scalability is through BIRT Page Level Security, a patented technology for accessing personalized report content without burdening the system with excess documents, queries or IT interference. BIRT Page Level Security generates a single-server document that includes security rules for each recipient and offers significant performance, security and maintenance advantages over report bursting techniques .
BIRT iHub provides a variety of ways to distribute and notify users about the availability of BIRT documents, reports and data updates.
BIRT iHub contains BIRT report management features to manage multiple reports, multiple versions of reports and to support multiple report developers.
In virtual deployments, availability of the environment is a key requirement. For example, both a hurricane and an earthquake hit the Washington DC area, home of Amazon Web Services’ Eastern Zone, in the same week! BIRT iHub insures your system will not go down no matter what the event, with features such as:
Usage logging reports what is being used or not used and how often the iHub is used. With a SaaS implementation, monitoring usage patterns helps administrators plan for future requirements for increased capacity.
With a SaaS implementation, multiple customers share the same infrastructure if appropriate. iHub easily handles multiple customers while still maintaining the highest degree of privacy, uptime and performance.
Customers get accustomed to getting the right data, at the right time, the way they want it. As such, they expect consistently high performance at all times. Automatic performance tuning provides consistent performance and delivery.
BIRT iHub provides a stateless image for elastic clustering and dynamic provisioning, which is essential in cloud implementations.
BIRT iHub can adopt the look and feel of other applications while still operating stand-alone, be invoked via URLs embedded in other applications, or integrated at a granular level using its extensive Web Services API.