Actuate BIRT extends the IBM Rational Software Development Platform to include Eclipse top-level project based reporting and analytical capabilities. This provides developers using IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational Web Developer with an open source driven option for their Business Intelligence needs.
"Ready for IBM Rational Software" is the offering through which IBM business partner products are validated for integration with the IBM Rational Software Development Platform. The Eclipse-based IBM Rational Software Development Platform is the most complete, open, modular, proven and integrated cross-platform solution for enabling organizations to develop innovative software that sets them apart from their competitors.
"Actuate BIRT allows Java developers to easily integrate Business Intelligence and reporting capabilities into enterprise Java applications and commercial products," said Pete Cittadini, CEO and president of Actuate Corporation. "The âReady for IBM Rational Softwareâ validation means that Actuate BIRT has met the standards for a solution that is well integrated with the IBM Rational Software Development Platform. The validation is a signal to developers that they will be able to speedily embed reporting and analytical capabilities into applications."
"The integration of Actuate BIRT provides customers with an open source-based option for reporting," said Claudia Dent, vice president of product management, IBM Rational. "We are pleased that Actuate has joined the group of partners who are extending the IBM Rational Software Development Platform with solutions that provide additional choices for our customers."
Features of Actuate BIRT
Actuate BIRT delivers functionality that is identical to the Eclipse BIRT project, its Open Source Eclipse Public License (EPL) equivalent, except for the addition of a one-button install, and Actuate-backed licensing, maintenance, professional services and support. Actuate BIRT includes reporting and charting offerings that are immediately available on an annual subscription pricing basis starting at $95 per user. Actuate announced the general availability of Actuate BIRT on June 6th, 2005 (see press release titled "Actuate BIRT Launched").