Actuate and BIRT Exchange to Sponsor EclipseCon 2008, the Premier Conference Dedicated to the Open Source Eclipse Platform

BIRT Experts from Actuate Corporation to Educate Conference Attendees on Advanced Customization Capabilities within BIRT for Real-World Development Scenarios

EclipseCon 2008

SAN MATEO, Calif.--()--Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits, announced today the company is a gold sponsor of EclipseCon 2008 ( through its BIRT Exchange ( community. EclipseCon, the premier technical and user conference focusing on the power of the Eclipse platform, takes place March 17-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

In September 2007, Actuatethe founder and co-sponsor of the popular BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) project at the Eclipse Foundationlaunched BIRT Exchange, a community site for developers to share ideas, technical tips and code and to explore how to build reporting into applications. Today BIRT Exchange has been accessed by more than 20,000 developers interested in BIRT reporting and spreadsheets in Java. The site also offers a bi-monthly technical webinar series for Eclipse, BIRT, Java and report developers.

At EclipseCon 2008, BIRT experts, including those from Actuate, will present a total of 13 sessions:

Monday, March 17

Tuesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 19

There is a great selection of quality BIRT sessions available at this years EclipseCon conference. With 13 sessions dedicated to BIRT, attendees will have a first-class educational experience and will walk away with the tools and understanding they need to use BIRT in the real world, said Virgil Dodson, Java reporting evangelist at Actuate. I also plan to blog daily on the BIRT Exchange blog, BIRT-ing Out Loud (, to update readers on significant happenings from the show floor, and Ill provide my thoughts on the BIRT sessions I attend.

"Actuate continues to be a chief proponent of the adoption of open source software for Business Intelligence. Today, with its support of BIRT and its commitment to fostering education of the community through BIRT Exchange, Actuate is providing more opportunities to a wider audience than ever for the adoption and application of open source technology, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. We welcome Actuates strategic involvement in the Eclipse Foundation and its continued support of EclipseCon events.

Actuate employees and BIRT Exchange representatives will also be on hand to demonstrate the companys BIRT-based products at booths 312, 313, 412, 413, including the new iServer Express ( &page=overview) product, announced on March 3, 2008. (See press release, Actuate Launches iServer Express to Meet the Report Deployment Needs of Eclipse BIRT Developers - ArticleId=13024) In addition, The EclipseCon bookstore will have advance reader copies of new, updated editions of the popular BIRT books, BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting and Integrating and Extending BIRT.

For more information on BIRT and the BIRT Exchange community site, please visit For more information on the Eclipse Foundation, visit To register for EclipseCon 2008, please go to

About Actuate Corporation

Actuate Corporation is dedicated to increasing the richness, interactivity and effectiveness of enterprise data, for everyone, everywhere. Actuate delivers the next generation RIA-ready information platform for both customer and employee-facing applications. The Actuate platform boasts unmatched scalability, high-performance, reliability and security. Its proven RIA capabilities and highly collaborative development architecture are backed by the worlds largest open source information application developer community, grounded in BIRT, the Eclipse Foundations only top level Business Intelligence and reporting project.

Global 9000 organizations use Actuate to roll out RIA-enabled customer loyalty and Performance Management applications that improve customer satisfaction and employee productivity. The company has over 4,200 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector, many of which have a long history of deploying Actuate-based solutions for dozens, or even hundreds of their mission-critical applications. Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the companys web site at

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Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, 650-645-3837


Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, 650-645-3837