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

Introducing BIRT iHub F-Type: Integrating into Applications

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If you’re familiar with open source BIRT and what the out-of-the-box options for integration are, you know that you had the viewer that could be called by URL, the viewer tag library that allowed you to embed the viewer into a JSP page, or a custom solution you built using the BIRT APIs. With BIRT iHub F-Type, you still have the ability to call visualizations by URL, but you also add t... Read More

Announcing September’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for September 2014. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare ... Read More

BIRT Q&A: Andy Stanford-Clark on IoT [Part 2]

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Developers are likely to be the strongest advocates for sifting out which technologies and standards can provide the best competitive edge when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). Andy Stanford-Clark (@andysc) is the Chief Technologist for Smarter Energy in IBM’s consulting business in energy and utilities for IBM U.K.  Stanford-Clark is scheduled to keynote at the 2014 E... Read More

BIRT Q&A: Andy Stanford-Clark on IoT [Part 1]

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As organizations look for strategic direction on the Internet of Things (IoT), it's their developers who are likely to be the strongest advocates for sifting out which technologies and standards can provide the best competitive edge. Andy Stanford-Clark (@andysc) is the Chief Technologist for Smarter Energy in IBM’s consulting business in energy and utilities for IBM U.K.  He's... Read More

Extend BIRT Interactive Viewer with Row Highlighting [Code]

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First in a series. Actuate’s BIRT Interactive Viewer is the go-to product for putting personalized BIRT content in all users’ hands. To make this hard-working product even better, two of Actuate’s BIRT engineers, Clement Wong and Bill Clark, are creating a suite of free extensions to BIRT Interactive Viewer that can improve both its appearance and usefulness. We’ll show off ... Read More