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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 Host Customer Days in 5 Cities Internationally

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the people behind BIRT, announced today that registration is open for Actuate & BIRT Customer Days. The customer days are a change in format from past years’ Actuate International User Conferences, and consist of a series of free one-day events to make it easier and more affordable for Actuate and BIRT customers - the people behind BIRT - to convene. Attendees will learn how Actuate and BIRT transform the user experience for Performance Management and Customer Facing applications by leveraging the premier development environment for rich information applications. The customer days will be held in San Francisco, October 28, New York, November. 3, Frankfurt, November. 10, London, November. 12 and Paris, November. 17. “Those who attend the Actuate and BIRT Customer Days will be part of a collaborative environment where they will have... (more)

Infobright Sees Explosive Growth One Year After Open Source Data Warehouse Launch

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/16/09 -- Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of its open source community and Infobright Community Edition (ICE). The company also announced an array of momentum-related milestones, including more than 15,000 downloads of ICE to date, the addition of nearly 40 partners to its OEM and reseller network, as well as a customer base that has increased by tenfold. Infobright continues to expand its customer roster with online businesses, as well as telecommunications, retail and financial services companies, including recent wins at bWIN games, Smiley Media and TIPS Marketing. Additionally, in order to support a growing customer base in Europe, Infobright has opened a sales office in the UK. "In releasing the first commercial open source data warehouse, Infobright has delivered ... (more)

Actuate Announces Lineup Highlights for International Customer Days

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, today announced the highlights of its upcoming Actuate and BIRT Customer Days, a series of free one-day events to be held in San Francisco, October 28; New York, November 3; Frankfurt, November 10; London, November 12; and Paris, November 17. Actuate customers will share how they have transformed their Performance Management and customer-facing applications by leveraging BIRT, the premier development environment for rich information applications. Notable presenters come from analyst firm RedMonk, open source analytic data warehousing company, Infobright, high-tech business advisory company Fuzzy Logix, business intelligence solutions company, mLogica, Healthcare Claims and Membership solutions provider, NASCO, and many other key Actuate customers and partners. Highlights of the upcoming customer days inclu... (more)

Actuate and Xenos Announce Definitive Agreement for Actuate to Acquire Xenos Group Inc. for USD$35.5 Million (CAD$37.7 Million)

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, and Xenos Group Inc. (TSX:XNS), the market-leading provider of high-performance software solutions that deliver a superior Return on Information™, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the "Acquisition Agreement") for Actuate to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Xenos by way of a take-over bid (the "Offer") at a price of CAD$3.50 per share in cash. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Actuate and Xenos Boards of Directors, places Xenos at an enterprise value of approximately CAD$28.4 million (after taking account of Xenos’ cash balance of approximately CAD$9.3 million as of September 30, 2009). “The market is calling for integrated solutions that enable a wider range of compelling BIRT-based Rich Information Applications that harness untap... (more)

Correlsense Receives $8M in Financing Led by Accel Partners to Transform Application Performance Management Market

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/16/10 -- Correlsense, a provider of business transaction management solutions, today announced $8 million in new financing. Accel Partners led the Series B round, which also included funds from Correlsense's existing investors Vertex Venture Capital, eXceed Technology and ProSeed Ventures. The new financing will support Correlsense's continued work in redefining the existing application performance management market, growing its customer base, and further developing its distribution channels with partners in North America and Europe. Correlsense provides IT teams with everything they need to effectively manage, analyze and audit their IT systems' performance and management initiatives so they can better anticipate their customers' and employees' needs. Correlsense lets IT departments provide greater value to the companies they s... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (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)

BIRT and Struts 2

Java Developer Magazine on Ultizer BIRT offers several ways reports can be deployed. The AJAX based BIRT viewer can be deployed to your application server, the BIRT tag libraries can be used or you can deploy the Report Engine in your application. You can also modify any of the above options, given that the source is available for download. Several commercial options are also available. This post explains deploying the BIRT engine as an Action component within Struts2. It also discusses using Actuate’s JSAPI with Struts 2’s Bean tag. BIRT Engine Deployed to Struts 2 The BIRT report engine can be deployed as a Servlet and the process for doing this is described in the BIRT wiki. If you happen to be using Struts 2 as your application framework you can deploy the Report Engine as an Action component. The process for doing this is not much different than the Servlet approa... (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)

Application Server Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Application Server Market IBM is moving toward domination of the application server market, going from 55% share in 2011 to 60% share in 2012, buttressed in part by its dominance in supporting development of mobile apps. This achievement of 60% share of the application server market provides IBM with a defacto standard status in the market. Mission critical application servers are needed in the enterprise to support scalability, reliability, and security. More light weight open source application servers have a place in the market for web presence software, but for a solution that involves transac... (more)