BIRT iHub F-Type Generates Analyst and Press Buzz

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Since BIRT F-Type launched on July 10, the analysts and press who cover the personalized analytics market have been buzzing about Actuate's free server for BIRT reports. These are just a few of their comments. “The interactive reporting capabilities are a strong-point of the platform … and a core aspect of self-service BI that many vendors are overlooking.” Cindi Howson, BI... Read More

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to BIRT Analytics 4.4

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As the ocean of Big Data continues swelling to epic proportions, business analysts and business users are looking for new ways to derive value from data, such as using data analysis tools to increase customer engagement and reduce churn. Thankfully, Actuate announced this week an upgrade to its BIRT Analytics platform. A free trial is available now for download. BIRT Analytics 4.4 i... Read More

Introducing BIRT iHub F-Type: Installing on Linux

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Last week, Actuate released a new, free BIRT server called the BIRT iHub F-Type. It incorporates all the functionality of BIRT iHub and is limited only by the capacity of output it can deliver on a daily basis. It is ideal for departmental and smaller scale applications. When BIRT F-Type reaches its maximum output capacity, additional capacity can be purchased on a subscription based mod... Read More

Introducing BIRT iHub F-Type: Running the VMware Image

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Last week, Actuate released a new, free BIRT server called the BIRT iHub F-Type. It incorporates all the functionality of BIRT iHub and is limited only by the capacity of output it can deliver on a daily basis. It is ideal for departmental and smaller scale applications. When BIRT F-Type reaches its maximum output capacity, additional capacity can be purchased on a subscription based mod... Read More

3 Questions: Benjamin Cabé Discusses IoT

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Your refrigerator will soon know when you are out of milk and eggs and automatically place an order to have those items restocked. Science fiction? More like science future thanks to The Internet of Things, or IoT. While the world awaits automated homes, cars and offices, developers are left to do the bitter work of connecting sensors, components and software systems together. Tha... Read More

Challenges & Opportunities When Business Users Get Predictive Analytics [Webinar]

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Thanks to new tools that are more powerful and easier to use, predictive analytics is moving from the labs of data scientists and onto the desks of business analysts. In the hands of these users, predictive analytics is helping answer questions and predict behaviors in areas including marketing, HR, and fraud detection. In a webinar on July 8, 2014, Fern Halper and Allen Bonde discus... Read More

Actuate Launches BIRT iHub F-Type: The Evolution of BIRT is Now

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Every once in a while you get lucky enough to see the evolution of a product. Consider yourselves privileged to download a FREE way to make your data visualizations and reporting sizzle. This morning, Actuate, The BIRT Company™ took the wraps off of BIRT iHub F-Type. This is a FREE report server for open source Eclipse BIRT developers and other Java developers who are interest... Read More

How Merethis Uses BIRT iHub in Centreon IT Monitoring [Case Study]

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You may have seen this phrase on a T-shirt or bumper sticker: “I finally got it all together, but I forgot where I put it.” It’s a laugh line that points to a truth: Collecting anything (including data) is only the beginning. Once you’ve got it together, you have to do something with it. In the field of IT infrastructure monitoring, Merethis has mastered data collection. Its C... Read More

3 Questions: Former Starbucks Exec Loie Maxwell Discusses ‘The Next Big App’

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On most any corner in San Francisco, you'll find a Starbucks where people are wearing the brands of tech companies and trying out the latest apps. At the intersection of all three trends - the coffee experience, branding, and apps -  is where you'll find Loie Maxwell (@loiemaxwell). Loie is chief marketing officer at Social Imprints, a printing service for brand apparel. She i... Read More

Changing the Series Type of a Specific Chart Series

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"Can I have two different series types in a single chart in BIRT?" Questions seem to come up on this subject fairly often. The answer: Yes, you can for certain chart types. In the simpler scenario where you define each series individually with the chart builder, it's very straightforward in either open source BIRT or BIRT Designer Pro. Say you have a simple 2-series chart that looks l... Read More