Stratio Sparkta 0.5.0 release

It’s been almost two months since we introduced Stratio Sparkta at Strata London 2015, showing a demo for real-time insights on twitter hashtags (slides available here).

During this time we added some new features to the real-time aggregation engine based on Spark Streaming, but we have been dedicated especially to the stabilization of the project and laying the groundwork for an upcoming web tool.

In particular, we have been working hard to improve the syntax of the aggregation policy, which has been completely revised. Since you don’t need to code anything in Spark Streaming when using Stratio Sparkta (cool, right?), the declarative definition of aggregation policies is quite important to us.

We have a winner!

Last March we begun the first Stratio Challenge. After many deliberations, the wait is over and we are proud to announce that the Stratio Challenge winners are Marco Piva, Leonardo Biagioli, Fabio Fantoni and Andrea De Marco, from BitBang.
We’ve had a higher turnout than expected, and even though we only had one prize, we want to congratulate, in alphabetical order, the answers given by: Alberto Vallejo, Israel Saeta, Javier Cruz, José Luis López Pino and Juan Antonio Cantarero.
We look forward to bringing new challenges and hope you have enjoyed this as much as we have :)

The answer to the challenge can be found here.

A Spark-based analytics solution for Online Advertisers

This post contains the winning solution for the Stratio challenge 2015 developed by Marco Piva, Leonardo Biagioli, Fabio Fantoni and Andrea De Marco ( BitBang ).

Abstract:
This work describes the data model and the architecture of a Big Data Analytics solution that can help online advertisers to get fast answers for their nalytical questions about impressions, clicks and purchases,basing on the Stratio Challenge requirements.
The emphasis is placed on the technologies that have been used, with particular focus on Spark and Spray.

Supporting service-based multi realm authentication and authorization

Security is often a forgotten concern in Big Data environments. However, as these technologies are being embraced by companies with sensitive data (think, for example, about banks or insurance companies), security is a growing requirement. In Stratio, we are aware of our clients’ needs, so we are studying the development of an integrated security solution for our platform.

Stratio Release 1.2.0

  • Added HDFS as an option of persistence technologies.
  • Added HDFS Connector for Crossdata.
  • Retry button when a node fails to install.
  • UX refactor.
  • Now the Admin machine is the package repository for node installation (no 3rd party repositories needed).
  • Backend bugfixes.
  • Uninstall scripts for RedHat/CentOs.

We welcome Mnemo as our partner

MNEMO is a private Spanish company, founded in 2000 in Madrid, Spain. It has over 1,000 employees, operating in 11 countries — Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Great Britain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia — with $94.5 million in turnover. Our strategic commitment has always been to ensure excellent quality service for our customers with the aim of achieving the highest loyalty levels with them, whom we understand to be our best referral. Currently MNEMO is focused on providing the market with high value-added solutions and services through our two strategic divisions: MNEMO Technology and MNEMO Security. MNEMO Technology is the MNEMO division in charge of the organisation’s Research and Development projects. Through the Centre for Technology Research and Development it develops software products that stand out for their high level of innovation and their adherence to the latest technological market trends. MNEMO Security is the MNEMO division that handles implementation of Security projects. Through the CERTs and SOCs from which it operates, MNEMO provides managed security services as well as services to detect and respond to security incidents. It has specialised laboratories in the field of digital forensics, malware and botnet analysis, as well as electronic devices.

We would like to welcome Chuanhow Technologies as our newest partner

Chuanhow Technologies is a specialist in cloud computing/big data, software defined networking, network security, data analysis, data loss prevention, application delivery management, business continuity, enterprise software, e-commerce, mobile computing, asset management, social media and an innovation strategy for next generation products. Chuanhow helps vendors in the IT market develop a profitable business, provide a distinctive pathway for development, a new way of thinking to help reseller partners and enterprise customers reduce costs, optimize operations, improve efficiency, and build a profitable portfolio.

We are proud to announce that Everis has become our partner

Everis is a multinational consulting firm providing business and strategy solutions, application development, maintenance, and outsourcing services. Established in 1996, everis has averaged 20% annual growth in revenues and became part of NTT Data in January, 2014.
Being part of the NTT Data group enables everis to offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources