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BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting by John Ward

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Features of BIRT

What does BIRT stand for? Certainly it's not everyone's favorite fuzzy uni-browed Muppet in the title slide. BIRT actually stands for Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools. Although not as cute, doesn't the definition just fill you with the same warm fuzzy feelings as a Muppet? It is an open source report development environment built on top of the Eclipse framework. I have emphasized the term "environment" as some of us already know that Actuate doesn't just build "products", they build full fledged platforms for report delivery, and BIRT is no exception to this.

BIRT is what the Actuate corporation sees as the future of its product line. While some may consider it in its "infancy", BIRT is actually a fairly mature product ...

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