Simplified Information Logistics
for Cloud & Edge environments

 

 

Current applications are eager to acquire and consume more and more amounts of data coming from distributed heterogeneous devices and sources, specially for IoT and mobile applications. As a developer you need to deal with data in an effective, fast, agile, and secure manner. The truth is that edge nodes, only in combination with cloud services, can provide the benefits of both worlds: better bandwidth, latency and security; and reliability and scalability levels required by such Data-Intensive Applications (DIAs).
DITAS Cloud Platform allows developers to design data-intensive applications, deploy them on a mixed cloud/edge environment and execute the resulting distributed application in an optimal way by exploiting the data and computation movement strategies, no matter the number of different devices, their type and the heterogeneity of runtime environments. It brings to your developer toolbox the best of Cloud & Edge worlds.

 

DITAS Cloud Platform provides two main tools: DITAS SDK in charge of supporting design and deployment, and DITAS Execution Environment, a distributed execution environment responsible for running and controlling the behavior of the application

Practical Tools for Data Intensive Applications

DITAS SDK

DITAS SDK provides extensions of popular tools such as Node-RED to define applications.

The key element of this tool is to allow developers to design applications by specifying Virtual Data Containers (VDC s) and constraints/preferences for Cloud & Edge resources to be exploited.

Applications are then deployed satisfying all constraints based on developer’s instructions and the degree of freedom given by the VDCs.

DITAS Virtual Data Containers

VDCs provide an abstraction layer for developers so they can focus only on data, what they want to use and why, forgetting about implementation details. With VDCs applications can easily access required data, in the desired format and with the proper quality level, rather than directly searching for and accessing them among various data infrastructure providers.

At design-time, VDCs allow developers to simply define data requirements, quality and how important data is. At run-time, VDCs are responsible for providing the right data and satisfying requirements by hiding the complex underlying infrastructure composed of different platforms, storage systems, and network capabilities.

DITAS Execution Environment

DITAS EE is based on our powerful execution engine capable of managing a distributed architecture and taking care of data movement and computation, maintaining coordination with other resources involved in the same application.

DITAS EE also has a monitoring system capable of checking the status of the execution, track data movements, and collect all data necessary for understanding the behavior of the application.

Learn how DITAS technology can help you creating Data Intensive Applications for Cloud & Edge

Learn how DITAS technology can help you creating Data Intensive Applications for Cloud & Edge

 

Help us create better tools for Data Intensive Applications for Cloud & Edge

 

Help us create better tools for Data Intensive Applications for Cloud & Edge

NEWS

The DITAS approach in Open Fog Consortium

The DITAS project has released "Information Logistics and Fog Computing: The DITAS∗ Approach" into the Open Fog Consortium Research area. The paper describes the DITAS foundations, where applications live in a Fog Computing environment, where data moves from the cloud...

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Net Futures 2017 starts today

Net Futures 2017 conference, the place to discuss about the internet, the economy and society in 2027 has started! For two days, it is bringing together the most important actors in the scope of Internet. Early today, the Concertation meeting of 2020 projects from...

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EVENTS

DITAS on KEMEA workshop

On July the 20th, 2017, members of DITAS project participated in a workshop that was co-organized by the Center for Security Studies – KEMEA - (http://www.kemea.gr/en/), the National Center for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS”...

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Net Futures 2017

NET FUTURES 2017 will host the Concertation meeting of H2020 projects under "Cloud and software" unit. The NET FUTURES edition in 2017 will serve as a wake-up call for policy makers and technologist alike, for civil society and the young whose future we will...

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SOCIAL NEWS

"A Research Perspective on Fog Computer", awarded as BEST PAPER in the #ISyCC2017, the Second Workshop on IoT Systems Provisioning & Management for Context-Aware Smart Cities. Congratulations to all the #H2020 #DITASproject members involved. Download here: https://t.co/LPMuEOb5HI

How has the EU progressed towards the 17 sustainable development goals (#SDGs)? @EU_Eurostat https://t.co/bpoq3INeRT Here is #Health:

Fog Computing Global Market 2017: Key Players – Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Dell, Intel Corp, Schneider Electric Software - https://t.co/sCfYcobqUG via @industrytoday

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About us

DITAS project (Data-intensive applications Improvement by moving daTA and computation in mixed cloud/fog environmentS) project has been undertaken by global service provider Atos (Spain) and IBM (Israel); the European Cloud Provider CloudSigma () and European companies IK4-IDEKO (Spain) and Hospitalle San Raphaelle (Italy); and researchers from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the Technical University of Berlin (Germany).