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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)

Actuate Announces $30 Million Share Repurchase Program

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, on Monday provided additional details of the $30 million share repurchase program first announced on August 2nd, 2012. “Our hybrid open source enterprise model continues to generate healthy cash flow, enabling us to invest in our business and return capital to our shareholders,” said Peter Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate. “This repurchase program still enables us to take advantage of strategic acquisitions to propel our BIRT strategy forward - and we will remain focused and opportunistic on this front.” The share repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and the pace and timing of repurchases will depend on factors such as cash generation from operations, the volume of employee stock plan activity, cash requirements... (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 Invites Developers to Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex

Actuate Corporation on Monday issued a challenge to developers familiar with Adobe or BIRT: to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies in powerful and innovative ways. The Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex Contest offers a cash prize of up to $5,000 and all winning applications will be listed on the BIRT Exchange Marketplace http://www.birt-exchange.com/marketplace/, an open software showcase on the most active online BIRT community, where any developer can promote, share or sell BIRT-related applications, solutions and components. The contest opens today and developers have until March 10 to submit a write-up on how they plan to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies to create high-impact data visualizations. Suggestions for possible apps include: Flash objects that pull data from multiple sources Real-time data visualizations from BlazeDS New controls for the BIRT Designer ... (more)

Actuate Brings BIRT to the iPhone

Actuate Corporation, the people behind BIRT, on Tuesday announced the availability of the BIRT Mobile Viewer. The free download is a native iPhone application, available on the iPhone App Store. BIRT, an eclipse-based development environment for presenting compelling data visualizations on the web, can be accessed via BIRT onDemand on a fee-free trial basis. Together the BIRT Mobile Viewer and BIRT OnDemand or a BIRT iServer, which generates and deploys BIRT content to various devices securely in a scheduled manner, enable iPhones, iPod touch and in the future, iPad users to view and work with BIRT content anywhere. A growing mobile workforce has generated demand for access to enterprise information on handheld devices including the popular iPhone, wherever decisions are made: in the local retail store or bank branch, on the assembly line or on the road. With BIRT ... (more)

BIRT and OLAP

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)

The BIRT Company Announces New $40M, 12 Month Share Repurchase Program

“Due to the continued solid performance associated with Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub business, as well as management’s confidence in the future of this business, we believe executing on this more substantial share repurchase program reflects our commitment to delivering value to our shareholders,” said Peter Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate Corporation, as he announced details of a twelve month $40.0 million share repurchase program that Actuate first announced on August 1, 2013. Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT) – which also refers to itself as The BIRT Company™ – claims to deliver more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today provided additional. In a statement, the company said: "The timing and amount of any shares repurchased will be determined based on the Company's evaluation of market conditions and other factors and the program m... (more)

Application Server Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Application Server Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p01593920/Application-Server-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Personal_Computer_and_Server 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)

Mission Critical App Server Market to Reach $23.1 Billion by 2020

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2013 to $23.1 billion by 2020. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application server market promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use. @ThingsExpo billboard on Highway 101 in Silicon Valley is viewed by 1.3 million motorists per week Application Server Market Company Profiles: 360 Logica, Actuate, Adobe, AgilePoint,  Appian,  Aurea,  BigAgi,  BizFlow, BonitaSoft, CA Technologies, Crosscheck Networks,  EMC, Fabasoft Group, Fiorano, Fujitsu, GSX, Hewlett Packard, HostBridge, IBM, Informatica,  Intalio, iWay Software, ... (more)

Double Fusion Names CEO; Closes US$10 Million Funding Round With Accel Partners and JVP

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Yahoo! Games Veteran Geoff Graber Assumes Top Role at In-Game Ad Leader Double Fusion, a leader in the in-game advertising industry, has appointed Geoff Graber, the former general manager of Yahoo! Games, as its chief executive officer. The company also announced that it closed a US$10 million financing round led by Accel Partners and JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners). Double Fusion is widely recognized as a leader in the rapidly growing in-game advertising market. The company's technology is utilized by video and PC game publishers to place advertising within their games, which Double Fusion represents to leading marketers and their advertising agencies. Mr. Graber brings more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and success in the games and media businesses to Double Fusion. Most recently, Mr. Graber was ... (more)

Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. Hosts Annual Technology & Telecom Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/10 -- Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, will host its Annual Technology & Telecom Conference, February 8-10, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Institutional investors and company management will gather for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the technology and telecom sectors for 2010 and beyond. Over 230 companies representing applied technologies, communications equipment, computer systems and storage, electronic supply chain, information and financial technology services, semiconductors, software and telecom services, will be showcased at the conference. "We are very encouraged by the strength the Technology and Telecom sectors have demonstrated and by the exciting growth prospects in this area. Given the lag in tech ente... (more)