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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 - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "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)

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)

Accessing Spring Beans from the BIRT Designer

Java Developer Magazine on Ulitzer Recently I have described methods that can be used to access Spring Beans from the BIRT Engine. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not comprehensive. More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and Event Handlers In both of these examples I used the BIRT engine to retrieve Spring objects within the scripting environment. In this post I am supplying an example that illustrates how to implement your own menu in the expression builder, so Spring objects can be called within the BIRT Designer. This will allow you to test your report prior to deployment. In this post: BIRT 2.3.1 - Adding Functions to the Expression Builder I described how to implement the org.eclipse.birt.core.ScriptFunctionService. The attached example is an implementation of this extension point. When using this example the expre... (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)

Actuate to Deliver Web Conference on Driving Increased Customer Satisfaction with Branch Performance Applications - Guest Speaker Ron Rogowski

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today announced that it is hosting a web conference entitled “How to manage your branch operations effectively in a turbulent economy: Driving increased customer satisfaction with branch performance applications” featuring Ron Rogowski, principal analyst at Forrester Research, an independent technology and market research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. Featured Presenter: Ron Rogowski, Forrester Research As a principal analyst, Ron works with User Experience professionals to help them improve strategies for global Web design and organization, understand how Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are transforming online user experiences, and how to use RIAs to improve employee ... (more)

Bluenog Introduces Industry's First Integrated Suite of Enterprise CMS, Portal, and BI Software

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/08 -- Bluenog, an enterprise software and solutions company, today announced the immediate availability of Bluenog ICE 4.0, the industry's first integrated suite of content management (ECM or CMS), portal, and business intelligence (BI) software. Bluenog ICE is an "Integrated Collaborative Environment" that leverages Web 2.0 technologies. The suite's tight integration eliminates application silos, reduces total cost of ownership, and accelerates application development. Ready integration with third-party software, including other vendors' ECM, portal, and BI offerings, further reduces cost and increases deployment flexibility. Bluenog ICE is based on open source software, and customers receive the suite's source code. More information about Bluenog ICE is available at www.bluenog.com. Enterprises Benefit from Tight Integratio... (more)

Actuate Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today announced financial results for the first quarter 2012. First Quarter 2012 Financial and Operational Highlights: License revenue for Q1 up 15% year-over-year to $13.4 million; Q1 revenue included 3 transactions with a license component in excess of $1 million; Q1 non-GAAP revenue of $34.8 million, an increase of 8% from the same period a year ago; Non-GAAP operating income of $8.5 million up 51% year-over-year; Non-GAAP operating margin of 24.4% up over 690 basis points from the year ago quarter; Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS of $0.11 up 38% year-over-year; Total cash and short-term investments, net of debt, of $67.7 million, an increase of $24.8 million from a year ago; The Company repurchased $5 million worth of Actuate stock in Q1. Additional re... (more)

Actuate BIRT Performance Analytics Customers Save Millions in Less Than a Year

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that several of its customers including Sacramento Municipal Utility District and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital are experiencing millions in returns on their BIRT Performance Analytics deployments. Organizations are increasingly looking at ways to drive higher business performance – at the individual department level and across the organization. However, the inability to effectively monitor and measure operations, establish a line of sight between the overall company strategy and supporting operations, plus the lack of mechanisms that help drive improvements in underperforming areas are often cited as the biggest impediments to achieving better business performance. BIRT Performance Analytics – part of the ActuateOne® suite of int... (more)

Monotype Imaging Appoints Timothy B. Yeaton to its Board of Directors

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has announced that Timothy B. Yeaton, president and chief executive officer of Black Duck Software, has joined Monotype’s board of directors as an independent director. Yeaton, a technology veteran with more than 30 years of software and technology management experience, has also been appointed to the company’s nominating and corporate governance committee. “Tim brings a tremendous background in understanding software development and middleware requirements, in addition to deep knowledge of the open source industry,” said Robert M. Givens, chairman of Monotype’s board of directors. “Tim’s experience in running a successful software company and navigating today’s rapidly evolving business landscape will be of great ... (more)

Actuate to Host ActuateOne Live! 2012 in New York and San Francisco

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced registration is open for the annual one-day Actuate conferences. Taking place in San Francisco on November 8th and New York City on November 14th, ActuateOne Live! 2012 will feature influential industry speakers – presenting the latest trends and best practices on Big Data and data visualization – along with the annual keynote speech by Actuate CEO Pete Cittadini. During the complimentary conference, attendees will learn best practices and gain insights into the future of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics – while experiencing the related benefits of ActuateOne®. Through a wide range of business and technical sessions, attendees will learn how to use ActuateOne to deliver powerful analyses and dashboards that lea... (more)

Actuate and YASH Technologies Launch Connector For SAP BW to Provide Easy Access, Retrieval and Integration With BIRT

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT) – The BIRT Company – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, and YASH Technologies – a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, today announced immediate availability of the SAP BW Connector for BIRT. The native plug-in was built using the Eclipse-based ODA framework, and is the latest in a series of BIRT-based connectors for popular data sources. The SAP BW Connector for BIRT features an intuitive GUI similar to the BIRT and ActuateOne® interfaces, and enables users to easily configure queries to SAP Business Warehouse (BW). The data retrieved can then be combined inside ActuateOne products with data of any magnitude or complexity, including Big Data from sources such as machine logs and social media. “As a premier partner of Actuate and multi-level... (more)