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CEF BDTI release 1.1.0 is live

On 31 July 2019, the European Commission released the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) platform release 1.1.0.

BDTI helps public administrations improve the experience of the citizen, make government more efficient and boost business and the wider economy through big data.

It does this by allowing public administrations to experiment with big data sources, methods and tools; launch pilot projects on big data and data analytics, through a selection of software tools and share data sources across policy domains and organisations.

Notable benefits of BDTI release 1.1.0 include:

  • Elastic Map Reduce: This release offers different options for using an EMR environment. One sandbox environment where a combination of tools can be selected and one Hue/Hive environment with added authentication/authorisation security through Apache Ranger. 
  • Elasticsearch: Multiple options for indexing data using the Logstash, ElasticSearch, Kibana stack. 
  • R: An out-of-the box environment where users can use R Studio to perform analysis in R, create interactive web apps (R Shiny) and even deploy R Shiny apps. 
  • Relational database: An environment where users can store and access data on a relational database. Querying and analysis is possible via an additional instance that has direct access to the database. 

Data is a strategic asset, and all governments should be able to leverage on it. In the public sector, data is used to inform and shape the views of countless policymakers, politicians, public sector officers, academics and guide millions of euros worth of investment. The European Commission, through the CEF Digital programme, therefore offers the BDTI Building Block to support you when testing Big Data. CEF BDTI services are free of charge, cross-border, open-source and tested.

Last updated on  Feb 26, 2020 17:56

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