SAN MATEO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced its integration with the Hortonworks Sandbox for developers using BIRT. In addition, Actuate has introduced an improved BIRT Hive Driver to make data access from Apache Hadoop into BIRT even easier.
“By combining Actuate’s BIRT-based development platform with the Hortonworks Sandbox, developers have the quickest and easiest way to learn the benefits of the combined technologies.”
The announcement is the latest in Actuate’s ongoing relationship with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®. The BIRT Apache Hive Driver utilizes Hive queries to access data from Hadoop, pulling data sets into personalized and interactive BIRT-based visualizations. Actuate presents data in a managed analytic environment, where it can be scaled across a vast number of users in a secure and controlled manner and delivered on any device, anywhere.
"The Hortonworks Sandbox is the fastest way for anyone to learn Hadoop," said John Kreisa, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Hortonworks. "By combining Actuate’s BIRT-based development platform with the Hortonworks Sandbox, developers have the quickest and easiest way to learn the benefits of the combined technologies."
“We’re pleased to be furthering our alliance with Hortonworks through integration with the Hortonworks Sandbox,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. “Hadoop is excellent at storing, processing and managing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. When combined with Actuate’s BIRT visualization capabilities, developers can now enable personalized insights from Big Data much more quickly.”
The combination of BIRT and Hortonworks Data Platform delivers insights about behavior and wishes of customers and prospects as well as about internal processes. Developers can now build solutions through which Big Data can be used to engage with customers, partners and employees in the most effective way, using interactive charts, dashboards and scorecards – all in a highly embeddable, scalable and secure environment.
Tutorials and Driver
Actuate’s new BIRT Apache Hive Driver is now available for download on BIRT Exchange. The driver – fully integrated and tested – provides direct access to Hadoop data for visualization with BIRT and BIRT iHub to Hadoop Big Data users. Its intuitive visualizations bypass the need for a data warehouse, creating a more cost effective approach with better ROI (return on investment).
Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of Actuate’s commercial offerings. Applications built with BIRT and BIRT iHub 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.
Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub empower developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. Applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide a seamless user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by BIRT iHub 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 government. 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.
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