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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Actuate to Buy Xenos for $35.8m

Eclipse at Cloud Expo Actuate, the people behind BIRT, the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project, is going to acquire Toronto-based Xenos and its roughly 90 employees for $3.29 a share cash, a net price of $26.7 million after subtracting the roughly $8.74 million Xenos had in the bank back on September 30. We're talking a 56% premium here. The combined company is supposed to expand the market opportunity for the BIRT Web 2.0 development environment by transforming content and structured data into BIRT-based Rich Information Applications (RIAs). Xenos, which has got a string of 350 brand name customers, including 170 of the Global 1000, provides a scalable Xenos Enterprise Server that extracts, transforms, repurposes and personalizes data and documents culled from clients' supply chains for storage, real-time access, e-presentment, pr... (more)


BIRT Introduced OLAP style data cubes and crosstabs in version 2.2 and while they have been around for some time we still get a lot of questions on how to use and manipulate them. Below are just some of the resources that have been posted to BIRT Exchange that should help you with cubes and crosstabs. Introduction Resources To get an idea of what a BIRT cube is and how to tie it to a crosstab report item, take a look at this article which provides a detailed write-up of the technology and supplies some examples. To see a recorded demonstration of a crosstab style report being build see this tutorial video. Event Based Scripting Resources BIRT provides event based server side scripting for almost all report items, including crosstabs. A detailed blog post is available here with an example that demonstrates implementing a crosstab with event handler script. Client Side Cros... (more)

Accel Partners Expands Investments In Big Data

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focusing on early stage and growth equity investments today announced that it is allocating $100 million for its new Big Data Fund 2 and has added Anthony Deighton, CTO of QlikTech Inc. and Shlomo Kramer, CEO of Imperva to the Big Data Fund Advisory Council. (Photo: (Photo: (Photo: Building upon the firm's Big Data portfolio, the additional capital will support entrepreneurs that are using the technology platforms that were built in the first wave of big data startups, to create Data Driven Software (DDS) designed to help the workforce at large make smarter decisions through deeper ... (more)

Beyond the Internet of Things Buzz By @ABonde | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Beyond the IoT Buzz Is a New Horizon of Embedded Intelligence, Information Flows and Seriously Smart Apps By Allen Bonde Editor's note: Allen Bonde, of embedded analytics leader Actuate (now a subsidiary of OpenText), believes that the opportunities around Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables are about to change our world – and that of business applications. - bg There are officially now more mobile devices in the world than people – the number crossed over in 2014 somewhere around 7.19 billion mark. Our craving to be connected 24/7 wherever we are means that mobile devices are multiplying around five times faster than we are. Our wired up lives and new creations in the area of wearables and sensors has triggered a data gold rush. But such growth does not come without its demands. For a start, how are we going to manage the data swirling around us as the ... (more)

Catalyst System Releases Openmake 6.3.1

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Systems Corporation, the pioneers in Enterprise Build Management, announced at the SD West Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, CA, the release of Openmake version 6.3.1. Openmake 6.3.1, also referred to as "Patch 4," is now available for download from .Net, Java and z/OS developers will particularly benefit from the Openmake 6.3.1 release. For Microsoft .NET developers, features included improved support for building multiple .NET Solutions and multiple .NET configurations. Java developers will benefit from new Build Types that support Weblogic J2EE and SQLJ. For z/OS developers, Openmake 6.3.1 allows for parallel compiling and linking of multiple binaries providing substantial performance improvements for z/OS builds. In addition to the above, support for building Actuate R... (more)

Actuate to Showcase BIRT Exchange at IBM Rational Software Conference 2009

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today announced that it will be highlighting its commercial value added offerings for Eclipse BIRT by exhibiting and speaking at the 2009 IBM Rational Software Conference. Eclipse BIRT is the leading open source information application development environment and a top-level Eclipse project founded and co-led by Actuate. Additionally, Virgil Dodson, Actuate’s BIRT Evangelist, will be co-presenting a session titled "Advanced Reporting with IBM(R) Rational(R) ClearQuest(R) 7.1 and Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools” together with Sean Wilbur, Software Engineer with IBM Rational, on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time. Actuate experts will also be showcasing BIRT Exchange which consists of two sites: - a product and services si... (more)

New AIIM Study Finds Killer Apps Will Drive Big Data Initiatives

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- AIIM, the global community of information professionals, today announced a new Industry Watch Report titled, "Big Data - Extracting value from your digital landfills." The research publication offers business insight into the key drivers, issues and deployment of Big Data, including the demand for unstructured analysis techniques. The study found 70 percent of business and technology professionals have a killer application idea for Big Data that could be used for competitive advantage, running the business smoothly or detecting non-compliance, although the majority of respondents regard details as closely guarded trade secrets. More than half of respondents want to make use of Big Data and, over the next three years, plan to invest in consultancy services, hardware and software. Issues holding users back include lack... (more)

Actuate Acquires Quiterian S.L. to Deliver Big Data Analytics and Visual Data Mining to Business Users

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that it has acquired Quiterian S.L., a privately held software company that provides visual data mining, social media analytics and predictive analytics for business and other non-technical users. Quiterian fits very well into Actuate’s core business and strengthens its unique ability to help more end users identify and operationalize insights derived from any data source. Quiterian Analytics will be integrated into Actuate’s flagship product, ActuateOne, and will be known as BIRT Analytics. BIRT Analytics will empower business users far beyond the capabilities of existing data discovery and business intelligence technologies to present them with a powerful combination of analysis, visualization and information delivery op... (more)

Data Management and Analytics Solutions Drive the Adoption of Application Development & Deployment Software, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the Application Development & Deployment (AD&D) forecast component from the Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker. The AD&D market is expected to generate revenue of $80.6 billion in 2012, which represents growth of 3.7% over the 2011 revenue of $77.8 billion. The collective outlook for the overall AD&D market is for moderate growth in 2012 due to slower than expected sales in the second half of the year followed by a return to higher single-digit growth in 2013 and beyond. The Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker monitors more than 330 software vendors in the AD&D markets, across a total of 49 countries globally. Information provided include biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the twenty-three functional markets that comprise the AD&D software market, which are grouped by the following seco... (more)

Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 1, 2013) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018. The 2013 study has 673 pages, 165 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the cloud com... (more)