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Personalized Insights and Analytics with BIRT for Hadoop data:
The Actuate and Hortonworks Collaboration
Actuate and Hortonworks have teamed up to enable Big Data visualization and analysis from Hadoop-based data. Hortonworks is an open source software provider that develops, distributes and supports an Apache Hadoop platform for enterprise-grade deployments. Actuate offers advanced visualization and analytics capabilities for Big Data, managed through the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hadoop.
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BIRT/Hortonworks Technical Overview – Gaining Insight with Hadoop
The BIRT/Hortonworks Sandbox for both the Eclipse open source and commercial versions of BIRT is now available. As a full HDP environment on a virtual machine, the sandbox allows users to start benefiting quickly from Hortonworks’ distribution of Hadoop with BIRT functionality.
As part of the Sandbox, Actuate has developed the BIRT Apache Hive Driver to access data from the Hadoop platform as part of the BIRT/Hortonworks Sandbox experience. The driver utilizes Hive queries to extract data from Hadoop, pulling those data sets into customizable BIRT-based visualizations that can be used to build visualizations such as charts, dashboards, and scorecards for interactive visualization and analysis. You will need to have Eclipse BIRT already installed to use this driver.
Please review the quick tutorials below to try our Sandbox in a matter of minutes!
The following tutorials with videos demonstrates step-by-step how to connect to the BIRT/Hortonworks Sandbox:
This tutorial will demonstrate how to configure BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) to access data from the Hortonworks Sandbox and its integrated Hive Server. It is a fairly simple tutorial showing how to download BIRT and the Hortonworks Sandbox, then ensuring connectivity with the BIRT Apache Hive Driver, you will be done in minutes!
This tutorial will demonstrate how to use BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) to develop reports to access the Hortonworks Sandbox and its integrated Hive Server. BIRT is an open source Eclipse-based reporting system that integrates with your Java/Java EE application to produce compelling reports. BIRT provides core reporting features such as report layout, data access and scripting.
As part of tutorial 2, we’ve developed a series of short videos to demonstrate creating different parts of a BIRT report (Pie Charts, Tables etc.)
Step 7 – Viewing Report