Actuate Tops Dresner Embedded BI Report, a Critical Tool for Data-Hungry Execs

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A little horn-tooting first: Actuate was ranked as the No. 1 vendor in the "Dresner 2014 Embedded Business Intelligence Study." The study is the latest in Dresner's "Wisdom of Crowds" series of market insights. These reports comprise the only comprehensive research on BI usage and trends from the viewpoint of the customers, and virtually all BI vendors are ranked. It's a really b... Read More

Extend BIRT Interactive Viewer with a Pop-up Dialog Box [Code]

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Second in a series. In a previous BIRT Interactive Viewer Extension (found here), a few lines of jQuery code let you add row highlighting capability to BIRT tables. In this post we extend that idea further, showing how to add a fully configurable pop-up dialog box to display details that don’t need to appear in every row. Why would you want this? We’ve all worked with tables in... Read More

Moving From Big Data to Data Driven Applications

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I bet you have read hundreds of articles about Big Data that start by describing how many zillion bytes of data exist on earth. Naturally, the concept of the three Vs of Big Data – Variety, Volume and Velocity – is familiar to you as well. The underlying message that these stories convey feels to me like something slow-moving and heavy. The image that comes to my mind is the fo... Read More

Data Driven Digest for October 24

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Each Friday we share some of our favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries. It’s a passing thing. We’re still grumpy about it in the San Francisco Bay Area, but Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes last Sunday ag... Read More

3 Questions: Naomi B. Robbins Discusses Graphs

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Naomi B. Robbins worked at Bell Labs in the 1990s – the same era when William S. Cleveland, another employee of that famed R&D organization, authored the seminal work The Elements of Graphing Data. When Robbins read her colleague’s book, she found a new calling. “I found it fascinating,” Robbins remembers. “He wrote the book for audiences in science and technology. As I... Read More

3 Trends in Embedded Analytics

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Data visualization is everywhere. Whether you check your online bank account, monitor your workouts, discover the energy consumption of your house, check your pipeline in your CRM system or view remaining vacation days on your HR application, visualizations are part of the large majority of web applications. When data visualizations are embedded well, they appear to be seamless... Read More

Actuate’s Data Driven Summit to Showcase Embedded Analytics

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Seven cities, dozens of stories and one central message: BIRT is best for building winning customer experiences. That's the theme at this year's Data Driven Summit 2014. The worldwide event series, formerly known as Actuate’s annual customer day, kicks off in the heart of Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6. The show is free to attend and designed especially for planners a... Read More

iTAC Helps Manufacturers Improve Operations with BIRT iHub [Case Study]

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We think we live in a digital world, but manufacturing still touches every aspect of our lives today. The cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the tools we use, and even the food we eat today is the product of an integrated global supply chain and complex manufacturing processes. But the digital world of IT and physical world of manufacturing are inextricably connected: Successful... Read More

3 Questions: Gloria Lau Discusses Data Science

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Gloria Lau likes to say that her career in data science started “before there was even a thing called data science.” She was a PhD candidate at Stanford University, researching legal informatics – that is, using machine learning and data mining techniques to understand the law. “The law is massive, and massively complicated, so that was the beginning of big data for me – ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for October 17

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Each Friday we share some of our favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the "Subscribe" link at left and we'll email you with new entries. Fall foliage map: Heading out to check out the fall colors this weekend? Before you hit the road, hit this interactive map of fall foliage across the United States. To... Read More