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Actuate Launches BIRT iHub 3

Actuate has introduced a new generation of BIRT iHub with options to provide "personalized analytics and insights". The new generation BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) iHub 3 visualization platform purports to offer BIRT developers increased power, control, and functionality; allowing them to create effective customer-facing applications that enable better engagement with customers.

"BIRT iHub 3 supports new heights of developer creativity, efficiency, and productivity with broader scope of control for customer-facing applications," said Nobby Akiha, of Actuate. "BIRT iHub 3 also bolsters outside the firewall, cloud-based installation, and management. While other BI vendors are fiddling with "free cloud systems" we have a fully deployed, live, multi-instance, multi-tenant cloud product for enterprises and OEMs.

The company says that its three million BIRT developers and OEMs can design personalized and secure data visualizations within customer-facing applications using any volume, variety, or velocity of data.

BIRT iHub 3 sports an entirely new user experience based on current consumer industry standards and web metaphors, and is instantly familiar from today's ubiquitous smart phone and touch device interfaces.

Developers' end users will immediately notice a cleaner, more intuitive UI that puts the information "frame" into the background to enable data content and resulting insights to take center stage. Navigational and editor improvements allow users to instinctually know how to customize dashboards and reports, supporting self-service. The new interface improves adoptability and enjoyment for all end users of BIRT-built applications.

Animated HTML5 visualizations are now default and augment Flash output for all charts, gadgets, and maps to enable full, cross-platform, mobile and web compatibility, which is especially helpful for iOS, Android, and BYOD environments.


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