Actuate integrates with Hortonworks Sandbox for Big Data

Actuate Corp. (NASDAQ: BIRT) said it has integrated with the Hortonworks Sandbox for developers using BIRT.

In addition, Actuate has introduced an improved BIRT Hive Driver to make data access from Apache Hadoop into BIRT even easier.

The announcement is the latest in Actuate´s ongoing relationship with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop. The BIRT Apache Hive Driver utilizes Hive queries to access data from Hadoop, pulling data sets into personalized and interactive BIRT-based visualizations. Actuate presents data in a managed analytic environment, where it can be scaled across a vast number of users in a secure and controlled manner and delivered on any device, anywhere.

The combination of BIRT and Hortonworks Data Platform delivers insights about behavior and wishes of customers and prospects as well as about internal processes. Developers can now build solutions through which Big Data can be used to engage with customers, partners and employees in the most effective way, using interactive charts, dashboards and scorecards all in a highly embeddable, scalable and secure environment.

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5m developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of Actuate´s commercial offerings. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the government. The company´s website is at