Phased-In Services

BIRT iServer is a report server with a variety of services that deploy, manage, schedule, secure, run and distribute BIRT documents and web pages.

BIRT iServer

BIRT iServer can be phased in and capacity purchased to support just the services required. iServer is available as a Platform-as-a-Service via BIRT OnDemand, can be implemented On Premises, or installed in a cloud.

BIRT iServer embeds the Eclipse BIRT Engine and Java APIs.  It is compatible with reports developed with BIRT designer and supports the viewing services of Interactive Viewer and BIRT Viewer.

Trial evaluations are available OnDemand or as a download which can be installed and configured in less than an hour.

Scheduling & Distribution


With an intuitive web interface, BIRT iServer allows end users to easily schedule  their own BIRT report runs, and administrators to set schedules based on a combination of events, business rules and calendars.

  • Self-serve report scheduling
  • Report parameterization
  • Event, business rule and group scheduling

BIRT Security


BIRT iServer provides hierarchal role-based security with multi-level access permissions enabling organizations to ensure that users access only the BIRT reports and data they are allowed to see. A security model can be implemented stand-alone within BIRT iServer or integrated with external directory services and single sign-on systems (SSO) in multiple ways.

  • Hierarchical-based user security
  • Controlled report and data access
  • BIRT Page Level Security for iServer
  • Multiple secure single sign-on options

Alerts and Subscription Feeds


BIRT iServer provides a variety of ways to distribute and notify users about the availability of BIRT documents, reports ad data updates.

  • Alerts
  • Conditional notification
  • Email notification

Document Management


BIRT iServer contains BIRT report management features to manage multiple reports, multiple versions of reports and to support multiple report developers.

  • Search
  • File organization
  • Versioning and archiving
  • Export and import
  • Template management

Optional Metadata Layer


BIRT iServer includes an optional metadata layer to hide data structure and complexity from end users and to integrate data from disparate data sources in real time.

  • EII technology
  • Global programmable query governors
  • Data presented in business terms 
  • Automatic data caching open data access (ODA) framework
  • Graphical development environment

Usage Logging


Usage logging reports what is being used or not and how often.  With a SaaS implementation, monitoring usage patterns helps administrators plan for future requirements for increased capacity.

  • Usage reporting
  • System monitoring

High Availability


Data access is what demonstrates the value of most products, accessible 24/7.

  • No single point of failure
  • Online backup and restore 
  • Multiple failover modes

Multi-Tenancy


With a SaaS implementation, multiple customers share the same infrastructure.

  • Manage provided services separately, so that one customer can be upgraded without disturbing the others
  • Provide each with an individual security model 
  • Furnish multiple document repositories

Performance Tuning


Customers get accustomed to getting the right data, at the right time, the way they want it. As such, they expect consistently high performance at all times. Automatic performance tuning provides consistent performance and delivery.

  • Support for high-end SMP hardware
  • Automatic clustering, job control and load balancing
  • Configurable caching of report generation and views

Elastic Clustering


BIRT iServer provides a stateless image for elastic clustering and dynamic provisioning, which is essential in cloud implementations.

  • Automatically create additional nodes and clusters when needed without service interruptions. 
  • Automatically remove nodes and clusters when they are not needed without service interruptions.

Localization and i18n


  • Eclipse language pack report localization
  • UI localization
  • Internal Unicode
  • Languages include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Hong-Kong Chinese, PRC-Chinese, Thai

100% Web Services API


BIRT iServer offers integration options to adapt the look and feel of reports, provide services to other applications and leverage existing infrastructure via editable JSPs, URL-based API's, and Web Service APIs. JavaScript API's allow for reports delivered through the server to be integrated in web applications, dashboards and mashups.

BIRT iServer can adopt the look and feel of other applications while still operating stand-alone, it can be invoked via URLs embedded in other applications, or it can be integrated at a granular level using its extensive Web Services API

  • JavaScript APIs
  • Look and feel integration
  • Hyperlinks from other applications
  • Provides reporting services to other applications
Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.

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Want to learn more?

For more information about BIRT iServer, please contact an Actuate expert at 1-800-914-2259 (US & Canada) or contact us by email. You can also contact one of our offices worldwide or visit our BIRT community site BIRT Exchange.com.