How to Add Custom Visualizations in BIRT iHub 3.1

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In February, OpenText released BIRT iHub 3.1, the latest version of iHub. The release adds several features, including a REST API and support for Custom Visualizations. In this post, I will explain what custom visualizations are and show you how you can include third-party visualizations in BIRT content with essentially no coding. Custom Visualization Basics Data visualizat... Read More

Data Driven Digest for February 27

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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.     Om Data: Word clouds can be great,* but they’re not always enough;  sometimes you also need to show relationships bet... Read More

Forget the Oscars, Tata Motors Won a Bigger Award in Mumbai

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending our Innovation Tour event in Mumbai, the first leg of a multi-city tour of the world to showcase our Enterprise Information Management solutions and how they help companies move to the digital first world! The event was very well attended and it was good to see keen interest being shown in our new offerings such as Actuate and Co... Read More

Analytics to Boost the Bottom Line

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Why should your company invest in analytics? This fundamental question can get overlooked when we start talking about data sources, deployment models, mobile apps and other particulars. But Boris Evelson (@BEvelson), Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, has a straightforward answer to the question: Companies should invest in analytics to make money. “We... Read More

Announcing January’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for January 2015. 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

Under the Hood – BIRT iHub F-Type: Troubleshooting

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Welcome to the third installment of the Under the Hood – BIRT iHub F-Type blog series. Today, I will discuss troubleshooting practices in a iHub environment. I'll share a process flow for isolating issues, offer details about using log files to investigate issues, and suggest a few tips and third-party tools that can make all the difference when troubleshooting. Isolating an ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for February 20

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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.   In With The Sheep: Millions of people travel to be with their families for Lunar New Year, and Chinese internet firm Baidu has vis... Read More

4 Questions: Dieter Meuser Discusses Analytics in Manufacturing

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Dieter Meuser and two colleagues founded iTAC Software AG in 1998 to commercialize a manufacturing executing system (MES) developed for Robert Bosch GmbH. The timing was ideal, as manufacturers sought ways to leverage the nascent Internet to automatically monitor and manage their plants and thereby improve quality and efficiency to bolster the bottom line. Today, iTAC (Internet Techn... Read More

Announcing BIRT iHub F-Type 3.1

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Actuate (now OpenText) has released BIRT iHub F-Type 3.1, the latest version of our free report server. Like its commercial cousin BIRT iHub 3.1, the new release of BIRT iHub F-Type now features a REST API and support for third-party custom data visualizations, among other new features. For details about what's new in the product, see the Technical Summary of New Features. These new ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for February 13

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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. Shopping News: Heading to the mall? Stop by Bloomberg Business for a half-dozen data visualizations that comprise The Average American Mall Exp... Read More