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Developing Data-Intensive Cloud Applications with Iterative Quality Enhancements

Objective

The rapid increase in demand for data-intensive applications capable of exploiting Big Data technologies such as Hadoop/MapReduce, NoSQL, cloud-based storage, and stream processing is creating massive growth opportunities for European independent software vendors (ISVs). However, developing software that meets the high-quality standards expected for business-critical cloud applications remains a barrier to this market for many small and medium ISVs, which often lack resources and expertise for advanced quality engineering.

DICE will tackle this challenge by defining a quality-driven development methodology and related tools that will markedly accelerate the development of business-critical data-intensive applications running on public or private clouds. Building on the principles of model-driven development (MDD) and on popular standards such as UML, MARTE and TOSCA, the project will first define a novel MDD methodology that can describe data and data-intensive technologies in cloud applications. A quality engineering toolchain offering simulation, verification, and numerical optimisation will leverage these extensions to drive the early design stages of the application development and guide software quality evolution.

DevOps-inspired methods for deployment, testing, continuous integration and monitoring feedback analysis will be used to accelerate the incorporation of quality in data-intensive cloud application both in public and private deployments, enhancing the capability of small and medium European ISVs to enter the Big Data market.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 712 059

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 530 613,12
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL E-AUSTRIA TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 295 375
Address
Bd. Vasile Parvan 4-6
300223 Timisoara
Activity type
Research Organisations
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 356 261,88
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIANT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
One Portland Place
W1B 1PN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 425 500
Address
Rizareiou 10
15233 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRODEVELOP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 403 100
Address
Plaza Don Juan De Villarrasa 14-5
46001 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 567 875
Address
6-8 Avenue De Verdun 1916
92250 La Garenne Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 200
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FLEXIOPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 344 500
Address
27-28 Eastcastle Street
W1W 8DH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)