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Actuate’s ActuateOne Platform Based on BIRT Now Certified on CDH4 (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4)

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that ActuateOne® is now certified on CDH4 (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4). ActuateOne is a BI platform and suite of interactive applications, based on BIRT, that enable developers and end users to create and customize analysis and visualizations of traditional and Big Data from virtually any source.

ActuateOne’s flexible approach to connect to and merge an array of Big Data sources, combined with Hadoop’s data scalability, enables organizations to build information applications that facilitate more effective and collaborative decision making. CDH is a 100-percent open source distribution that combines Apache Hadoop with other open source applications within the Hadoop stack to deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features, and is the world’s most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. Through its integration with CDH, ActuateOne now makes it easier for organizations to attain value from Big Data – data that is too large to manage using existing database management tools – whether that data is structured, unstructured, device- or activity-generated – for example data from social networks.

“Actuate’s goal is to support our customers’ needs for Big Data architecture – from accessing, to visualizing and analyzing, to operationalizing data for insights that can improve any organization’s bottom line,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. “We are pleased that, as a Cloudera Certified Technology, Actuate can provide best-in-class support to the two million BIRT developers worldwide who can use ActuateOne and CDH4 to develop analysis and visualization applications.”

Actuate also announced that it has joined the Cloudera Certified Technology program, which makes it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies like ActuateOne operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

“Building a Hadoop cluster from the ground up can be challenging. There are numerous choices to be made at all levels of the stack, and making those choices can be very complicated. The Cloudera Certified Technology program is designed to make those choices easy and reliable,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Cloudera. “We’re committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data initiatives, and we’re pleased that Actuate has completed its certification of ActuateOne on CDH4.”

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

About Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by over two million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.

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