BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) is an Eclipse-based, open source data visualization and reporting technology. BIRT gives developers the tools they need to add a variety of rich interactive reports, analytics and dashboards to web and mobile applications.
BIRT consists of designer and deployment technologies. A BIRT design specifies the data sources to access, the data values to display and how the information should be visually presented. Deployment technologies read BIRT design files, query the specified data sources and render the interactive BIRT output in browsers or on mobile devices.
BIRT has two main components: a report designer based on Eclipse, and a runtime component that you can add to your app server. BIRT also offers a charting engine that lets you add charts to your own application. More Details
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BIRT designs consist of four main parts: data, data transforms, business logic and presentation.