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By teaming up with Amazon Web Services, BIRT onDemand delivers the best option to buy, build and deploy business intelligence

Amazon Web Services Includes Actuate as an AWS Solution Provider

London, UK September 19th , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) Solution Providers Program. The AWS Solution Providers Program™ enables systems integrators, interactive agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners to broaden their offerings, markets and customer bases. With AWS, Actuate BIRT onDemand customers can access a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services that match their evolving business requirements.

Actuate joins a select group of leading organisations that use the AWS infrastructure to deliver expanded services and innovative solutions to its customers. The AWS Solution Provider Program is designed to help companies expand the services and support of their solutions to AWS customers. Joining the programme includes a listing on the AWS Solutions Provider Directory, and strongly positions BIRT onDemand, Actuate's BIRT-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for BI and information delivery, for enterprises leveraging Amazon Web Services.

The Amazon Web Services team worked with Actuate to optimise its applications for the AWS Solution Provider Program. Actuate’s participation in the AWS program gives BIRT onDemand customers cloud-based, resizable computing capacity; this key functionality affords companies the agility, scalability and reliability needed for accelerated growth. In addition, AWS features multi-zone load balancing and redundancy to maximise uptime, enabling BIRT onDemand to provision for an extensive global user base. The AWS network also provides BIRT onDemand customers secure, managed data services as well as 99.99999999999% data recovery assurance.

“By teaming up with Amazon Web Services, BIRT onDemand delivers the best option to buy, build and deploy business intelligence and data visualisation applications in the cloud, while helping customers realise significant cost savings, global scale and shorter delivery times,” said Gautam Goswami, senior director and general manager for BIRT onDemand at Actuate. “BIRT onDemand is designed to be the optimum data visualisation solution for the Amazon Relational Database Service™ (Amazon RDS). RDS data connectivity and support are built into BIRT onDemand, letting our customers focus on information application development and deployment, while leaving database uptime, backup and performance management to Amazon.”

The entry for BIRT onDemand in the AWS Solution Provider directory is viewable here: (http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/solution-providers/actuate/). In addition, the link to AWS in the BIRT Business Partner – Technology Partners Program page is available here: http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/partners/partner-directory/b....

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a set of services that forms a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform in the cloud built upon the same technology that Amazon.com uses to run its global web properties. These pay-as-you-use services include Amazon S3™, Amazon EC2™, Amazon RDS™, Amazon SimpleDB™, Amazon SQS™, Amazon FPS™, and many more. Launched in 2006, AWS has provided companies of all sizes with a Web Services infrastructure platform to power their websites and workflows — everything from SaaS applications to social networking sites.

Actuate – The people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source - including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualisations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organisations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 4,800 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.actuate.com or visit the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.

PR Contact:

Carina Birt, Sarum PR
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150
carina@sarumconsultancy.co.uk

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