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Easily integrate data from multiple data sources within a business report or an information application design. Data sources include Apache Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, and other big data sources, along with all traditional relational databases, Flat Files, and XML data streams.
The integrated development environment (IDE) is intuitive and user-friendly with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Let IT, report writers, and Java Developers create templates and rich information application (RIA) content that can be hosted and accessed within the BIRT iHub by any user.
Intended for embedding, BIRT includes a very powerful API for data access, chart generation, and output formats. This feature also facilitates content execution and placement within larger applications.
Helpful user-friendly features reduce the learning curve:
As an integrated feature of BIRT iHub, BIRT Studio significantly improves end user experience by allowing business users to create ad hoc reports or instant reports without IT help. This interactive, web-based business intelligence (BI) reporting tool enables everyday business users with practically zero training to delve immediately into ad hoc reporting for personalized insights.
By accessing pre-existing report templates and populating new reports with data from pre-selected sources, end users can personalize the presentation of the information in their business reports and drill down deeper to uncover buried business intelligence within their massive volumes of data. Equipped with a full array of progressive report creation and formatting tools, end users enjoy the convenience of being able to import whatever data they want into reports, save them, return at a later time to modify them, and share them with others through BIRT iHub. Actuate's ad hoc reporting tools save time and resources by letting business users find answers to their questions by themselves without long and tedious reporting cycles with IT.