Data Driven Digest for November 21

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Each Friday we share some favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations and embedded analytics that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries.   Language Lessons. Donnie Berkholz of the developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk studied GitHub repositories by language over the past ... Read More

How to Bring the Power of Big Data to Mobile Customers

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  One of the earliest promises of mobile computing was that you could potentially run your business from the luxury of a beach resort. While the goal has always been to deliver the right data to the right device at the right time, customers in the past have compromised this promise with some type of tradeoff. Perhaps the problem was the inadequate mobile device. Maybe a... Read More

Data Driven Summit: Around the World with Twitter

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As Actuate planned its worldwide series of Data Driven Summits, we promoted the hashtag #DataDrivenSummit. We've enjoyed following that hashtag around the globe as social media users attended the event and experienced Actuate's embedded analytics platform. So far we've traveled from the west coast of the U.S. to Asia, then to Europe. After a brief hiatus, we head back to th... Read More

Data Driven Digest for November 14

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Each Friday we share some favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations and embedded analytics that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries. Service Salute. Veterans Day was Tuesday in the U.S., and real estate website Trulia took the opportunity to crunch and visualize data about whe... Read More

Announcing October’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for October 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 po... Read More

Free BIRT iHub F-Type Training at Paris and Frankfurt Data Driven Summits

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As you may have heard, Actuate is circling the globe with free BIRT training and discussion of The Next Big App at its annual customer days, now known as BIRT Data Driven Summits. What you may not know is that just recently it has been decided to offer free, in-person training on the new, free BIRT iHub F-Type at the Paris and Frankfurt events. Below is a little of what you can expec... Read More

Data Driven Digest for November 7

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Each Friday we share some favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations and embedded analytics that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries.   Feel-Good Data: In 2008 Google launched Google Flu Trends, which analyzed web searches in the United States in an attempt to ident... Read More

Transport 15 Million People? Fuggedaboutit! New York City Chooses BIRT

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They say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. So when New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) officials needed a technology platform to help them visualize North America's largest transportation network, they of course selected Actuate BIRT iHub. Challenged with moving 15 million people throughout a 5,000-square-mile area, NYCT’s Operations Planning department n... Read More

Where Is the Data You Visualize?

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Remember how BI companies used to market big data a few years ago? Most of them just connected to a Hadoop cluster, made a query, visualized a report or dashboard and then hit the "Big Data Press Release" button. This practice raises a fundamental question: Where is the data you visualize? The choices lay between two extremes: On the one end of the spectrum you query a data so... Read More

Data Driven Digest for October 31

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Each Friday we share some favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations and embedded analytics that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries. Data of the Dead: A team at ESRI has dug up (not literally, thank goodness) the final resting places of more than 50 of the famous and infamous,... Read More