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BIRT – a new generation of embeddable DATA visualisation and reporting technology.

  • Makes data-driven content development easy
  • Modern, web-page design metaphor
  • Open and standards-based
  • Flexible with rich programmatic control
  • Full support for libraries and reuse
  • Foundation for a range of solutions

Most applications have some type of data visualization need. Problems are easy, but real-world data visualization is challenging:
–Gather the data
–Perform calculations, sort, group, aggregate, total, etc.
–Present information professionally
Meeting user demand is crucial to the success of an application.

Key BIRT Capabilities 

Very Simple to Very Complex Layouts

  • Listings, cross-tab, dashboard, pixel-perfect, charts
  • Grouping, advanced aggregations, sub-totals, calculations
  • Multi-section and sub-reports
  • Conditional sections and logic
  • Full programmatic control/scripting
  • Embedded images

Comprehensive Big Data Access

  • SQL and BIG SQL databases, Web Services, Flat Files, HADOOP, XML, scripted data sources
  • Multiple data sources in one design
  • Re-use and Developer Productivity
  • Library support for publishing and sharing components
  • Leverages common standards SQL, HTML, JavaScript, Java, XML
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Built-in debugger
  • Interactivity and Linking
  • Data-driven hyperlinks
  • Drill-through charts and graphics

Multiple Usage and Productivity Aids

  • Graphical layout and design
  • Query and metadata editors
  • Formatting Builder
  • Grouping Builder
  • Customizable cheat sheets and templates

Finally Output Formats

  • HTML, PDF, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Internationalization of labels and text
  • Bi-directional language display

BIRT Summary: A New Generation of Embeddable Data Visualization Technology

  • Top-level open source Eclipse project
  • Free with commercial friendly license
  • Powerful, extensible data visualization technology
  • Easy-to-use, web-centric design metaphor
  • Very active community with more than 12 million downloads
  • Actuate extends and complements BIRT with value-added technology