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July 15, 2014

Actuate Launches BIRT iHub F-Type - Free Server for over 3.5 Million BIRT Developers

Actuate (News - Alert) has announced the arrival of BIRT iHub F-type, the latest version of its open source visualisation deployment application for managing big data.

The web app-based cloud service is capable of deep analysis and visualisation of huge data sets in a way that the makers claim is intuitive enough to allow a novice to be up and running in their first 15 minutes.

How does BIRT iHub F-Type help me? BIRT iHub F-Type provides the industry’s most complete and powerful deployment infrastructure for delivering BIRT content. Developers using BIRT iHub F-type will be allowed 50MB of data free of charge on any given day, with two overages allowed per month. The customers can pay for additional bandwidth by credit card if and when it is required. The users can schedule, store and manage BIRT content, add interactivity for BIRT Reports, collaborate and share content with users, eport BIRT content to Live Excel, PDF, HTML, XML, and more.

Actuate said that it will be looking at automated account top-ups in the future, but initially it will require manual payment.

Actuate CEO and president, Pete Cittadini, was on hand to show us the new BIRT iHub F-type, and said in a statement, "The iHub server up to now has been very much tailored towards high end data. This new free version will allow more developers to benefit from intuitive, interactive, visually engaging experiences." 

Dan Schreck, a beta tester of BIRT iHub F-Type, and a developer who has produced 500+ reports over his five years of BIRT experience, had this to say: “The out-of-the-box functionality is really easy to use. I like the way it seamlessly works to interact, schedule, share, embed and even export BIRT content to Excel."

Edited by Adam Brandt

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