While the arrival of enabling technologies has made a
wealth of public and organisational data available for
analytic processing, access to the data and to efficient
analytic tools is often difficult. Furthermore, combining
such sources of massive data can yield much richer
applications and greater insights into intelligence
reporting. This requires a collaborative platform, which
makes it easy for the participants to share data securely
and to easily gain access to the latest technology tools.
By positioning the target open-source architecture to
support Big Data, ecosystems and value chains, the ITEA
CAP (Collaborative Analytic Platform) project contributed
to the development of new but sustainable business
models and laid the foundation for a market value
proposition of 'Big Data as a Service'.
The CAP consortium defined standard, extensible data
models and interfaces for the exchange of data between
the data owners, platform operators, cloud infrastructure
operators and data scientists. The platform incorporated
open Big Data tools and features that all participants can
use and enhance, thus enabling access to data, sharing and
processing in real time facilitated by a single platform. A
key deliverable was the new range of business models that
established metrics for the value of Big Data. These features
enabled CAP to regulate the stakeholders' collaboration
and develop a new innovative business environment
based on shared data and knowledge in a secure setting
– the Big Data Marketplace – where data owners have the
opportunity to valorise their data across other domains.
CAP delivered industry-based use cases that demonstrate
how an enabling platform can generate remarkable benefits
in response to a highly diverse range of industrial and
commercial needs. The demonstration of instantiations of
the platform model and the interoperability tests proved
that the standard tools for Big Data can operate as a
common service platform across Europe and beyond.
Turkcell Technology and KoçSistem created a partnership
with a large industry company and established a real-time
IoT data flow from fuse boards. Once the integration was
completed, Turkcell Technology developed predictive
models by getting electric consumption values from these
fuse boards and developed a trend tracking dashboard
that will enable near real-time energy-saving actions to be
taken, such as improving refrigerators that consume a lot of
energy. In addition, Turkcell and Ericsson have been testing
the applications of Narrow Band IoT in LTE networks since
the beginning of 2017 with contributions from their own
engineers and their local business partners. During the
project, KoçSistem started to build new product lines such
as IoT, Mobile Business and Big Data Analytic Platforms.
Participation in the CAP project has focused the mail division
of the French La Poste Group on the real value of the data
collected by its mail sorting machines. Several terabytes
were analysed to qualify the quality of the data and then to
extract useful conclusions about the processes.
Through the CAP project, VTT has been able to create the
world’s first public in-cloud icing atlas (WIceAtlas), providing
information on in-cloud icing severities for existing and
planned wind farms worldwide. WIceAtlas consists of over
4500 meteorological stations worldwide with over 20 years
of observation data and 35 years of MERRA reanalysis data.
Thanks to the CAP results, NetMan created services
focused on entities needing a high level of automation and
data exploitation. NetMan was acquired by MPY in 2017.
ETRI developed a concrete CAP platform with multitenant
architecture. Based on this platform, Innodep developed
the interactive CCTV monitoring service which analysed
CCTV metadata together with data from external systems
(e.g. weather, traffic, accident, etc.) and recommended
more important CCTV videos and situations to focus
observer attention on them.