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Actuate Corporation has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008. Financial and Operational Highlights: - Repurchased $60 million of Actuate common stock in a "modified Dutch auction" tender offer - Entered into a revolving credit agreement with Wells Fargo Foothill, LLC, for up to $50 million - Record annual non-GAAP services margin of 75.6% - Record annual maintenance revenues of $76.7 million, up 8% year-over-year - Record quarterly non-GAAP operating margin of 26.6% - Record annual cash flow from operations of $29.5 million up 29% year-over-year - Quarterly revenues of $33.2 million and fully diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.10 - BIRT-related business exceeded $4.5 million in Q4 and totaled $15.4 million for the year - Booked transactions greater than $100,000 with 76 customers in Q4 - Closed one transaction in Q4 with a license compo... (more)

Accel Partners and Index Ventures Announce Exit of Portfolio Company Playfish to Electronic Arts

LONDON, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Index Ventures and Accel Partners, two leading global venture capital firms, today announce the sale of portfolio company Playfish Inc. to Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS). Playfish was acquired for a consideration of up to US$400 million including an earnout of up to US$100 million and excluding cash balances. Kevin Comolli, board member from Accel Partners stated, "As the original institutional seed investor in Playfish it has been a pleasure to work with the founders and management team and to see them achieve such extraordinary growth. Playfish has been recognized in the industry for its innovation and creativity and continues to change the way people play games by creating more social and connected experiences. We are sure they will continue to thrive under the ownership of Electronic Arts." Ben Holmes, board member from Index V... (more)

Actuate to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Results on August 2nd

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced it will deliver its second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Actuate’s management will host a conference call to discuss the company’s second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, August 2, at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). To access the call, please dial 877-407-8035 (201-689-8035 for international participants) and use conference ID number 396833. A live webcast of the second quarter 2012 financial results conference call, with an accompanying slide presentation, will also be available at the investor relations section of the Actuate website at, and will be available in the same location on an archived basis for a limited time thereafter. Actuate – The people behind BIRT A... (more)

Sierra Ventures Adds Al Campa as Partner

Sierra Ventures, an enterprise-focused Venture Capital firm, announced today the appointment of Al Campa as Partner. This appointment strengthens Sierra’s management team as Campa brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial, leadership and marketing experience to Sierra, including expertise in SaaS, CRM, Social, Talent Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics. Prior to joining Sierra, Campa held positions in some of the most innovative and successful technology companies, including Taleo, JasperSoft, Actuate, Sybase and Sun Microsystems. As Partner, Campa is responsible for helping Sierra’s portfolio companies scale up with inventive business strategies and go-to-market plans, helping to identify the next phase of entrepreneurs with big ideas that can capture large markets, and fostering even tighter collaboration between Sierra’s portfolio companies and its cou... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

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)

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)

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)