Actuate Technical Experts to Present Four Technical Sessions on Big Data and
BIRT at EclipseCon on March 25-28 in Boston
Virgil Dodson, John Ward and Michael Williams to Present on BIRT Extension
Points and How Big Data is Affecting Business Intelligence Software
EclipseCon Boston 2013
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- March 20, 2013
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company^™ – delivering more
insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they
will lead four technical presentations at EclipseCon 2013, held in Boston,
Mass., March 25-28, 2013. EclipseCon is the annual technical conference of
the Eclipse Foundation. The Conference focuses on the latest innovations in
both the Eclipse community and the software industry.
EclipseCon 2013 includes 140 technical sessions and 18 tutorials over four
intense days. The conference features tracks on:
*Eclipse 4: Sessions on migrating to Eclipse 4, and case studies of
companies building applications based on Eclipse 4
*Mobile and Device Development: Sessions on Android, 3D printing,
machine-to-machine development, embedded C++, and more
*Eclipse Modeling: Sessions on EMF, CDO, and domain specific languages
development, and much more
*EclipseRT: Sessions on Eclipse Equinox, RAP, EclipseLink and more
Virgil Dodson, Director, BIRT Exchange Evangelists at Actuate, will conduct
the technical session entitled, “Big Data and Business Intelligence.” This
session will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data
sources using BIRT. The presentation will also focus on where and why Big Data
is being mined, what applications are being created to manage it, and what
benefits are being realized from Big Data insights by companies who have taken
“In this session, we’ll go hands-on with the Eclipse Business Intelligence and
Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, created and co-founded by Actuate,” said
Dodson. “BIRT offers native support to Hadoop, and we’ll cover how BIRT can
access Cassandra and MongoDB, among other Big Data tools. We’ll also
demonstrate the extremely flexible BIRT Designer software, which allows data
visualization in a stylized tabular or graphical form.” Reports created using
BIRT can include dynamic drill through, interactivity, and can be exported to
various formats, such as PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT.
John Ward, Sales Engineer at Actuate, will conduct the technical session
entitled, “You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension
Points.” This session will help professional BIRT developers move to the next
level of expertise. “We’ll walk the audience through the different BIRT
Extension Points, including the data input and report output extension points,
and the aggregation extension point,” said Ward. “In addition, we’ll be
demonstrating examples of some of the exciting things the BIRT open source
community has created using BIRT’s flexible plugin architecture.”
There are two additional sessions as detailed below.
EclipseCon Conference Information
Dates: March 25-28, 2013
Location: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Mass.
BIRT Sessions at the Conference, by Actuate Technical Experts:
“BIRT, Basics, and Beyond” by John Ward
Date and Time: Monday, March 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
“Big Data and Business Intelligence” by Virgil Dodson
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27^th, 2:15 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
“You Got BIRT to Do What? The Nuts and Bolts of BIRT Extension Points” by John
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27^th, 4:15 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
“Creating Data Driven Web Apps with BIRT” by Michael Williams
Date and Time: Thursday, March 28th, 10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Actuate – The BIRT Company^™
Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by
over 1.5 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
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