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Actuate’s Jason Weathersby to Present “BIRT and Big Data” as a Featured Speaker During Eclipse Day at the Googleplex

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development at Actuate, will present at the Eclipse Big Data Day event at the Googleplex on December 12, 2012. “Eclipse Day at the Googleplex” is a one-day event for developers to learn about different Eclipse projects and related technologies.

Mr. Weathersby has been a member of the extended BIRT development team at Actuate for more than 8 years, is a frequent technical speaker at international industry events and webinars, and has many years’ experience in business intelligence tools, database technologies, data visualization and related technical consulting, training and publishing. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of South Carolina, Columbia, and blogs at and

Just as Big Data sources and distributed systems are more prevalent today; presenting results in meaningful ways is more cumbersome. BIRT – a set of developer tools co-developed and sponsored by Actuate as a top-level project within the Eclipse Foundation – can ease visualization of results in a user friendly way. BIRT provides native support to access Hadoop through Hive queries as well as connectors to other Big Data sources such as Cassandra and MongoDB.

Using BIRT, developers can display their internal or external clients’ data in a stylized tabular or graphical nature, and customize it using the BIRT Designer environment. These reports can include dynamic drill through and interactivity, and can be exported to various formats including PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT.

Mr. Weathersby’s session will introduce developers to BIRT and will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources such as Hive/Hadoop, Cassandra and Mongo DB.

Event Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Conference Room: Buildings 1900 and 1950; Rooms Asilomar Conference Room (1900) & Bodega Bay (1950)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Googleplex
Address: Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043

Session: BIRT and Big Data
Timeslot: 11 a.m. - Noon
Speaker: Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development, Actuate

Pre-registration, which includes a $40 contribution to the Eclipse Foundation, is required for attendance. Please note that there will be NO registration at the door on the day of the event, no exceptions. Pre-registration will be accepted until December 11, 2012, 2pm PST. For more information about this event, please visit:

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 organizations 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

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