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CEF Digital Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) Analyse and experiment with big data, for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic moves.

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What is BDTI?

BDTI provides a set of services to help public administrations explore and experiment with various data sources, softwares and methodologies. Our Test Infrastructure is a safe environment to work with data, where you can collect useful insights that will contribute to better public decisions.

Experiment with data tools

Test and play around with software tools without wasting time on installation and settings.

Collect insights

Explore data and collect useful insights that might challenge and redirect your moves.

Experiment with data tools

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Who can benefit from BDTI?

If you are a public sector entity or agency, discover how we can help you find new ways to draw data driven insight for strategic decision making. We will provide you with the necessary technical documentation and support services to prototype Big Data solutions before deploying them in your own production environment.

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How to start using the solution

  1. Step 1

    Get familiar with the test infrastructure services that you can use to start experimenting with data.

  2. Step 2

    Consider what kind of data you wish to analyse and which results you hope to retrieve from your analytic experiments.

  3. Step 3

    After you have determined your data analytics use case, you are ready to request to run a pilot project on the BDTI platform!

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Test infrastructure

The test infrastructure is the pre-configured and ready to use virtual environment in which users will be able to experiment with data analysis to gather valuable insights.

Data source catalogue

Provides a centralised repository of reliable data sources (mainly open data) to find data reusable for the execution of pilots on BDTI. Public Administrations may easily find open data sources (and related datasets) for a pilot execution.

Big Data and Analytics Software Catalogue

provides to the users the possibility to search and download analytics software for implementing Big Data use cases. Software items are clearly classified by technical area and can be tested with the “Test Infrastructure” service


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“Only by supporting a Data Economy in each step of the Data Value Chain can we help build the next generation of European digital public services.”

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Andrea Servida DG CNECT

Big Data Test Infrastructure FAQ

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Contact us and start your digital transformation

If you have any question regarding BDTI, feel free to contact us or join our user community for further discussion and support.

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Francesca Vella Pilot Request Manager