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Primeur weekly 2014-11-10

Special

Explicit Vector Programming with OpenMP 4.0 SIMD Extensions ...

Focus

BIG project develops roadmaps to respond to Big Data opportunities in Europe ...

Embassy Cloud is bringing bio-informatic data analysis to computing and data services infrastructure ...

ANSYS to introduce engineering simulation applications in the Cloud ...

The Cloud

ConPaaS team to release ConPaaS 1.4.2 ...

IBM unveils industry's first intelligent Cloud security portfolio for global businesses ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 programme to offer greater diversity ...

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm ...

New research lights the way to super-fast computers ...

University of Edinburgy - EPCC to issue Call for Participation for the Exascale Applications and Software Conference ...

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber ...

HP and Wind River partner to create carrier grade HP Helion OpenStack solutions for NFV ...

Bull to issue Q3 financial results ...

USFlash

Chematria launches search for new Ebola treatments using artificial intelligence ...

HP delivers Flash Storage performance and efficiency without complexity of rip-and-replace ...

Industry collaboration drives 100G foundation for supercomputer infrastructure ...

TACC to expand with $20 million new building in 2016 ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for third quarter fiscal 2015 ...

Stream Integration Announces Availability of the Stream Grid Workbench ...

Oracle announces latest release of Oracle Database Appliance software ...

Eurocom's mobile supercomputer now supports the most powerful graphics, NVIDIA GTX 980M in SLI ...

BIG project develops roadmaps to respond to Big Data opportunities in Europe


2 Oct 2014 Heidelberg - At the ISC Big Data'14 Conference in Heidelberg,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Edward Curry, a research scientist from Insight, the Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway, about the BIG project. The project team aims to develop a roadmap for Big Data in Europe. Edward Curry is involved in the project's technical working groups.

BIG is a co-ordinated support action from the European Commission that is investigating the possibility of creating a data-driven economy for Europe, specifically looking at the challenges around creating that economy. Some of these challenges are technical, some are non-technical involving regulation and skills.

The project has been running since September 2012 and will conclude at the end of October 2014, so it has a duration of 26 months. The major outcome of the project is the definition of a public-private partnership in Big Data for better value in Europe.

The key findings in the project were on the areas of technology and things like data analytics and data enrichment to add more detailed data to get more insight from it. The key non-technical findings involved the confusion around data regulation, the privacy concerns that citizens may have, and maybe a little lack of understanding about organisations and how they have to regulate the data and the amount of data.

Another key area was around skills and the importance of identifying data-savvy business users who understand the technology and the potential of Big Data technology, in order to really make them understand how they can put this into practice inside of organisations, to reinvent processes, to be revolutionary and to create new business value within their companies.

This is really a key skill that is needed for the next decade as organisations in Europe try to implement Big Data within the companies and try to actually transform themselves into data document enterprises.

Primeur Magazineasked how the research will be used.

Edward Curry explained that the roadmaps have been created by interviewing a large number of stakeholders, including large and small companies, universities, end users of Big Data technologies, and by identifying the key limitations they were coming across. The team can use these inputs to create a set of roadmaps that actually identify the key actions that Europe should take to be able to solve these problems.

These roadmaps have now been fed into the Big Data public-private partnership as part of an overall process, together with industry in an open manner to identify part of the key research challenges and the key actions that Europe needs to take in order to have a co-ordinated response to the Big Data opportunities.

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Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-11-10

Special

Explicit Vector Programming with OpenMP 4.0 SIMD Extensions ...

Focus

BIG project develops roadmaps to respond to Big Data opportunities in Europe ...

Embassy Cloud is bringing bio-informatic data analysis to computing and data services infrastructure ...

ANSYS to introduce engineering simulation applications in the Cloud ...

The Cloud

ConPaaS team to release ConPaaS 1.4.2 ...

IBM unveils industry's first intelligent Cloud security portfolio for global businesses ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 programme to offer greater diversity ...

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm ...

New research lights the way to super-fast computers ...

University of Edinburgy - EPCC to issue Call for Participation for the Exascale Applications and Software Conference ...

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber ...

HP and Wind River partner to create carrier grade HP Helion OpenStack solutions for NFV ...

Bull to issue Q3 financial results ...

USFlash

Chematria launches search for new Ebola treatments using artificial intelligence ...

HP delivers Flash Storage performance and efficiency without complexity of rip-and-replace ...

Industry collaboration drives 100G foundation for supercomputer infrastructure ...

TACC to expand with $20 million new building in 2016 ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for third quarter fiscal 2015 ...

Stream Integration Announces Availability of the Stream Grid Workbench ...

Oracle announces latest release of Oracle Database Appliance software ...

Eurocom's mobile supercomputer now supports the most powerful graphics, NVIDIA GTX 980M in SLI ...