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Serverless Data Analytics Platform

Serverless Data Analytics Platform

Objective

This project is inspired by the following sentence from a professor of computer graphics at UC Berkeley : “Why is there no cloud button?” He outlined how his students simply wish they could easily “push a button” and have their code – existing, optimized, single-machine code – running on the cloud.

The main goal is to create CloudButton: a Serverless Data Analytics Platform. CloudButton will “democratize big data” by overly simplifying the overall life cycle and programming model thanks to serverless technologies. To demonstrate the impact of the project, we target two settings with large data volumes: bioinformatics (genomics, metabolomics) and geospatial data (LiDAR, satellital).

To achieve these ambitious objectives, CloudButton defines the following goals:

1. High Performance Serverless Run-time: We will create the first FaaS compute run-time for Big Data analytics leveraging Apache OpenWhisk. The proposed serverless big data analytics platform will be based on a mature open source code base (Apache OpenWhisk) augmented with Apache Open Whisk Composer.

2. Mutable Shared Data Middleware for Serverless Computing: We will create Distributed Mutable Data Structures leveraging RedHat Infinispan In-Memory Data Grid. Our middleware will provide language-level constructs for data persistence, dependability and concurrency control to serverless functions.

3. CloudButton Toolkit: Serverless Data Analytics Platform: The toolkit will implement on top of [1] and [2] the Serverless Cloud Programming Abstractions that can express a wide range of existing data-intensive applications with minimal changes. We will develop new tools and methodologies to port existing data-intensive applications from the HPC, data analytics and machine learning domains to the CloudButton toolkit.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Address

Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 633 125

Participants (9)

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 1 087 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 506 567,50

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 423 125

RED HAT LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 436 250

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 565

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 420 625

THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 246 250

ANSWARETECH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 149 250

FUNDACION MATRIX INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 825184

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 277 507,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 277 507,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain