Introduction to BIRT and Big Data
While distributed systems and Big Data sources have become more prevalent, support to present results from these systems in a meaningful way can be cumbersome. The Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project now offers native support to access Hadoop through Hive queries and present your results in a user friendly way. In addition BIRT can access other Big Data sources such as Cassandra and MongoDB. Using BIRT, developers can display their data in a stylized tabular or graphical nature which is extremely customizable using the BIRT designer. These reports can include dynamic drill through, interactivity and can be exported to various formats, such as PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT. This session will introduce developers to BIRT including the new features in the Juno release and will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources such as Hive/Hadoop, Cassandra and Mongo DB.