Actuate Expands Big Data Application Deployment Options Built on Amazon Web Services

  Actuate Expands Big Data Application Deployment Options Built on Amazon Web

Actuate Leverages AWS to Give Organizations Expanded Options to Explore and
Visualize Big Data in the Cloud

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- February 5, 2013

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company and an Amazon Web
Services (AWS) APN Advanced Technology Partner, today announced enhanced
options for their customers using Amazon DynamoDB and other AWS services for
their high performance, BIRT-based business analytics. The enhancements
provide flexibility for on premises and cloud deployments of BIRT-based

Big Data Connectivity Your Way: ActuateOne® with Amazon DynamoDB

Actuate has created a native connector for Amazon DynamoDB, allowing users to
directly ingest data from their Amazon DynamoDB instances into Big Data
analytics applications. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database
service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless
scalability. With Amazon DynamoDB, developers can store and retrieve any
amount of data to serve any level of request traffic. The ActuateOne native
connector optimizes data processing and data management by leveraging Amazon
DynamoDB query and filtering capabilities. With ActuateOne’s unique elastic
clustering capabilities, the connector allows capacity to be dynamically added
or removed from a cluster to handle changing application workload
requirements. Native support for Amazon DynamoDB’s key features, such as
binary data types, allows customers to reduce the size of items stored –
ultimately lowering the cost of storage and throughput.

As businesses focus on improving corporate performance while striving to meet
stringent service level agreements (SLAs), data volumes and the demand to gain
insights from that data are growing. In this environment it is important to
choose scalable, elastic, IT infrastructure services that are capable of
reacting to changing demands for consuming and analyzing information.
ActuateOne built on Amazon DynamoDB keeps resources nimble as an
organization’s Big Data strategy evolves.

“The ActuateOne native connector for DynamoDB provides an additive element to
AWS by helping Actuate’s customers reduce the complexity and cost of
provisioning, configuring, and operating scalable business intelligence and
information applications for traditional and Big Data sources,” said Terry
Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “We’re pleased Actuate has
chosen to build ActuateOne on Amazon DynamoDB to help reduce the cost of Big
Data deployments.”

“We’re pleased to be providing native support for Amazon DynamoDB.
ActuateOne’s advanced visualizations and ability to build, manage and deploy
high-scale, intuitive applications on distributed and traditional data
sources, results in applications with high end-user adoption,” said Nobby
Akiha, SVP of Marketing at Actuate. “High adoption, in turn, fuels additional
user population growth and application relevance.”

Big Data Application Deployment: Amazon Web Services and BIRT onDemand

BIRT onDemand, Actuate’s PaaS solution for Business Intelligence, analytics
and visualization, built on the AWS cloud computing platform, provides the
flexibility to build custom BIRT-based information applications regardless of
use case or industry, making it simple to deploy end user configurable
dashboards and in-memory analytics on top of any traditional or distributed
data source. Organizations can save time and money, and let BIRT onDemand
manage their information application infrastructure, without compromising
scalability, security, or dependability.

BIRT onDemand subscriptions come pre-configured with data storage using Amazon
Relational Database Service (RDS) and offer the following benefits:

* Publish BIRT-based information applications securely to users outside the

* Eliminate server management costs and reduce IT involvement by providing an
ideal hosted platform for all BIRT applications;

* Enhance existing BIRT applications by adding instant-on interactivity and
analysis capabilities;

* Deliver BIRT content to touch devices including iPhone^®, iPad^™ and Android

* Support for relational, distributed and cloud databases, including DynamoDB.

Actuate – The BIRT Company^™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by
more than 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 or engage with the BIRT community at

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