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Actuate’s BIRT iHub™ Certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced that its BIRT iHub™ visualization and deployment platform is certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5, Cloudera’s latest version of its unified big data management platform.

Actuate’s BIRT iHub is a high performance enterprise platform used to pull Big Data from multiple sources and deliver secure, interactive and personalized content – such as dashboards, reports and analytic applications – to end users. The combination of BIRT iHub and Cloudera Enterprise 5 allows users to quickly filter through the large amount and variety of data that can be stored in a Cloudera enterprise data hub powered by Apache Hadoop, then immediately access real-time information on customer behavior and internal processes.

Cloudera Enterprise is increasingly being used by companies to improve operational efficiency. The platform offers a variety of engines to process different workloads; advanced data management, security and governance capabilities within one open and unified platform; and an easy and tight integration with existing enterprise data management systems.

With BIRT iHub certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5, applications that unlock the true value of Cloudera-managed Hadoop data can be created, enabling organizations to formulate insights with newly combined data sets and immediately deliver this analysis in the form of interactive data visualizations.

“Having Actuate certify BIRT and BIRT iHub on Cloudera Enterprise 5 provides our joint customers with a rich BI and analytics platform,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President, Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera. “We are seeing a strong demand for Cloudera Enterprise 5 as organizations increasingly deploy enterprise data hubs in their environments, and having BIRT iHub as one of the certified and immediately available partners allows our customers to take advantage of the latest innovations from both companies.”

“With Actuate and Cloudera working together, it becomes easy to rapidly gather, filter and analyze massive amounts of data,” said Michael Williams, BIRT Product Evangelist and Forum Manager at Actuate. “This allows critical insights formulated from this analysis to be quickly communicated with end users through meaningful and interactive BIRT-based visualizations.”

Benefits of the Cloudera Certified Technology Program

The Cloudera Certified Technology program – of which Actuate is a long-standing member and through which Actuate is certified on Impala, HiveServer2, CDH 4 and Cloudera Enterprise 5 – makes it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage Cloudera Enterprise 5, alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies such as Actuate, operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies, including BIRT, have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

To learn more about Actuate as a Cloudera partner, please visit: http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/partners/partners-listing.html?q=actuate.

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company™

Actuate provides software to more than three million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate’s BIRT Analytics™ delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communications Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

Copyright © 2014 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, legodo, BIRT iHub, BIRT Analytics, Actuate Customer Communications Suite, The Actuate Document Accessibility Appliance, BIRT onDemand, BIRT Viewer Toolkit, 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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