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Actuate and Infobright Announce High-Performance Virtual Machine for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the people behind BIRT™ and Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, today announced the availability of an integrated virtual machine, available for download immediately. The joint solution originated after Infobright joined Actuate’s BIRT Global Partner Connection as a BIRT Business Partner. The offering is based on Infobright’s open source analytic database and open source data visualization technology from BIRT, the top level Eclipse project founded and co-led by Actuate. With BIRT’s rich data visualizations and column-oriented analytic database and Infobright’s virtual machine, users can access and personalize as much data as they need, without sacrificing response time or interactivity.

The joint solution also benefits from being grounded in two of the largest open source communities – further expanding the reach for the deployment of this end-to-end business intelligence (BI) solution. BIRT leverages the Eclipse foundation, which with more than 3 million users is one of the most widely used integrated development environments worldwide, while Infobright is built on MySQL, the world's most popular open source database.

“We are excited to team up with Actuate to combine the power of rich information applications with our high performance analytic database,” said Miriam Tuerk, president and chief executive officer Infobright. “In today’s web-based world, data volumes are growing daily and users don’t want to be limited to days or weeks worth of information. To help understand and process this immense volume of data, users demand that information be richly formatted and interactive.”

The integrated solution can be freely downloaded and installed in minutes to develop rich information applications that can be deployed anywhere. Infobright’s database is designed for analytics, supporting fast reports and queries against large volumes of data. Paired with BIRT Report Designer, developers of all skill levels can quickly create data visualizations via an intuitive “Google-like” user experience.

“Many organizations are being tasked with delivering better business insight while containing costs,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing, Actuate. “We’re helping companies achieve this goal by providing an integrated open source solution to rapidly build and deploy high performance Business Intelligence applications with rich data visualizations and a personalized user experience. It’s a big plus that this solution is grounded in the vibrant BIRT and MySQL open source communities.”

To Learn More

Please join Actuate and Infobright for a web seminar to detail the joint solution entitled “The Need for Speed: Can Your BI Applications Keep up with Evolving User Needs?” Additionally the Actuate and Infobright High-Performance Virtual Machine for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing is available immediately and can be downloaded at www.BIRT-Exchange.com/partners/infobright.

Webinar Details

Who: Actuate and Infobright

What: “The Need for Speed: Can Your BI Applications Keep up with Evolving User Needs?”

When: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 9:00 am PDT/ Noon EDT

URL: http://tinyurl.com/mrk9g9

About Infobright

Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of self-managing analytic database software. The critical need for business intelligence, coupled with the dramatic growth of corporate data, has outpaced IT's resources and budget within many companies. Infobright's technology solves this problem by delivering a highly scalable analytic database that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other solutions. Infobright is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, telecommunications, and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit http://www.infobright.com and http://www.infobright.org.

Actuate - the people behind BIRT

Actuate founded and continues to co-lead the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for Rich Information Applications that present data in compelling and interactive ways via the web on any device. Actuate and its people are dedicated to making BIRT the best development environment for these Web 2.0 applications that help customers drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and loyalty and improve operational performance. The people of Actuate continually participate in and provide resources for the vibrant open source community that has emerged around BIRT. Anybody can participate in the BIRT movement by visiting, www.birt-exchange.com.

Actuate offers value-add BIRT products and services that speed the development process and bring additional functionality, interactivity and enterprise scalability to BIRT-based Rich Information Applications. Actuate has over 4,400 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.actuate.com.

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