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Actuate Partners with VMware to Deliver Faster Insights from Big Data in the Cloud



  Actuate Partners with VMware to Deliver Faster Insights from Big Data in the
  Cloud

Scalability Test Results Show Higher Efficiency without Sacrificing
Performance

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- November 01, 2012

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more
insights to more people than all BI companies combined– today announced its
partnership with VMware in providing a cost-effective way for companies to
gain insight from any source of Big Data in hybrid cloud environments, by
deploying seamless, dynamic and accessible business information solutions.

ActuateOne^® is designed to support private, public and SaaS (software as a
service) cloud deployments by eliminating the need for hard-coded
configuration, thereby enabling fast and easy deployment with VMware
solutions. VMware solutions provide multiple benefits to IT administrators and
users. VMware virtualization creates a layer of abstraction between the
resources required by an application and operating system, and the underlying
hardware that provides those resources.

Customers can extend the reliability and agility offered by the new VMware
vFabric™ Data Director™ to their virtualized ActuateOne cluster, by
provisioning and managing the data sources visualized in an Actuate dashboard
as well as the vFabric Postgres database that manages the Encyclopedia Volumes
of that ActuateOne deployment. This multi-layered coupling of ActuateOne upon
VMware simplifies IT management tasks, while ensuring the highest levels of
mission-critical availability, security and scalability for any Actuate /
VMware deployment.

“We are pleased to be working with Actuate to provide our customers with a
solution for analyzing and visualizing large data sets that reside in hybrid
cloud environments,” said Fausto Ibarra, Senior Director, Product Management,
VMware. “With VMware vFabric™ Data Director, VMware vFabric Postgres and
ActuateOne, organizations can securely and efficiently extract actionable
insights from their data to make informative business decisions.”

“Actuate’s technology scales linearly across any number of virtual instances,
interfacing well with VMware solutions, and further delivering on the Actuate
promise of better insights for better decision making by more people in the
organization,” said Wenfeng Li, Vice President of Product Development at
Actuate. “ActuateOne sources multiple instances of Big Data, merging it with
traditional relational data via our data integration features, and then
presents this blended content as interactive, customizable visualizations to
large numbers of simultaneous users.”

VMware Ready

ActuateOne – Actuate’s BI platform and suite of interactive applications built
on open source BIRT – has already earned VMware Ready™ status. The VMware
Ready designation signifies that ActuateOne has gone through VMware’s advanced
testing and evaluation process to certify product compatibility. As part of
the partnership, Actuate and VMware demonstrated linear scalability of
ActuateOne in conjunction with VMware vSphere^®, vFabric™ Data Director™, and
VMware vFabric Postgres.

Together, the solution delivers three unique capabilities:

  * An efficient and secure approach to using shared infrastructure for
    servicing highly frequent requests
  * A standardized, portable, and extensible approach to enable workloads to
    be deployed across multiple clouds without manual configuration
  * Agile access to shared infrastructure for provisioning workloads in demand

For details, please see the Actuate / VMware deployment guide at:
http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/download/Actuate_VMWare_Deployment.pdf#zoom=100

About Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by
over 2 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.

Copyright © 2012 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate,
ActuateOne, and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate
Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The
use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or
trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

VMware, VMware Ready, VMware vSphere and VMware vFabric are registered
trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a
legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. All other
brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective
owners.

Contact:

Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, +1-650-645-3837
lbengani@actuate.com
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