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BIRT Analytics delivers customer insights faster and more easily than any other analytics tool on the market today.

BIRT Analytics™ and ActuateOne® provide end-user independence for fast, intuitive analysis of Big Data, as well as a comprehensive BI platform for IT departments

London, UK - April 22nd, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced it has been recognised by CRN as one of the “Big Data 100” in the category of Big Data Business Analytics.

The CRN editorial team created the list by identifying “vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and technologies that help businesses manage Big Data.” The list is divided into three categories: business analytics, data management, and infrastructure and services.

Big Data Business Analytics

Big Data isn’t going anywhere. The avalanche of data we’re seeing today will just keep gaining speed, size and new sources. As CRN notes about the software included in the Big Data 100 Business Analytics list: “Some of these tools are aimed at specific verticals, some are aimed at Apache Hadoop, and some are aimed at social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. But all are aimed at helping organisations draw real-time and valuable insights from the growing mounds of data at their fingertips.”

Analysing customer behaviour is one of the most important goals of the Big Data game –the explosion of new data sources that are available today enables companies to gain insights that were not possible before. Big Data doesn’t get tangible until you pick a problem to solve.

The most pressing problem for any business today is to better understand their customers – whether those customers are internal or external, business-to-business or business-to-consumer, best customers or fraudulent customers. Data mining is done for customer insight; therefore Big Data is a customer analytics problem.

To get real, usable customer insight – even before adding social media feeds or machine log data sources into their Big Data mix – organisations need more effective, faster and more intuitive tools to analyse the huge volumes of customer and operational data they already have access to – tools like BIRT Analytics™.

BIRT Analytics software – part of the BIRT-based ActuateOne® suite of commercial products for development and deployment of custom business analytics – is a highly interactive data analysis tool for data-savvy end users, providing virtually instantaneous visualisation of cross sections of data from any source and of any size.

“We are pleased to have been recognised by CRN as one of the leading providers of Big Data Business Analytics tools,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. “Our BIRT Analytics tool is truly visionary – we get very excited responses from customers, prospects, analysts and reporters who see the software in action. When customers want petabytes of data storage as with Hadoop, predictive analytics at the scale and power of SAS or SPSS, and the self-sufficiency of Tableau or QlikTech, they buy BIRT Analytics. BIRT Analytics delivers customer insights faster and more easily than any other analytics tool on the market today.”

About Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by over 2 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring organisations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

Copyright © 2013 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, ActuateOne, BIRT Analytics and the Actuate logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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