In this section you will find EURA NOVA’s latest news and activities.
EURA NOVA is organizing their second workshop collocated with an international conference. This time, the workshop will be collocated with the 21th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems. It will take place in September in Cyprus and will bring together industrial and academic stakeholders to discuss, explore and refine new opportunities and use cases in the area of Graph Business Intelligence.
Want to be part of the fun? Check out the workshop website to find all the information you need to know and submit your paper. Our researchers Sabri Skhiri, Salim Jouili and Amine Ghrab cannot wait to read your papers and meet you in Nicosia.
Today and Wednesday (the 13rd and the 15th of March 2017), our R&D Director will be in Barcelona to give a course about Big Data Architectures.
The objective is to learn the basic concepts and details to take into account when designing a Big Data Architecture. The student will learn the impact of technical & functional constraints on the storage and processing choices. Going further the course will show, through industrial use cases, the raise of new architecture patterns. The course includes a practical part with hands-on session on distributed frameworks.
For more details, contact Oscar Romero ( email@example.com )
Want to host Sabri Skhiri for a course in your university? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 9th and 10th of May 2017, the R&D Director of EURA NOVA Sabri Skhiri will lecture on Big Data and Data Science at the Polytechnic School of Tunisia. The course will be hosted by the SERCOM laboratory.
After the launch of EURA NOVA Tunis last September, this course will be a new opportunity for us to bond a little more with Tunisians, especially students. Indeed, EURA NOVA offers programmes in collaboration with universities, such as boot camps, master thesis, research internships and PhDs, and engineering internships. We hope that this lecture will make Polytechnic students want to explore Data Science with us and join the pack!
Want to organise a lecture on Big Data and Data Science in your own university? Contact email@example.com and ask for ENX University offer.
Here is the detailed programme [in French]
Mardi 9 mai 2017: Architecture BIG DATA (partie 1)
Pause déjeuner : 12h30-14h
Après-midi : 14h-17h
Travaux pratiques : Préparation de données : Script Pig
Mercredi 10 mai 2017 : Architecture BIG DATA (partie 2)
Pause déjeuner : 12h30-14h
Après-midi : 14h-17h
Travaux pratiques sur Apache Spark/Flink
After launching our first bootcamp, we are organising our first workshop colocated with IEEE conference. The workshop will take place in December in Washington D.C. and will bring together industrial and academic stakeholders to discuss, explore and refine new opportunities and use cases in the area of stream processing and real-time analytics in big data.
Indeed, stream processing and real-time analytics have caught the interest of the industry lately. Many use cases are waiting for relevant and efficient solutions to be developed. Such use cases include event-driven marketing, dynamic network management & optimization, real-time recommendation, context-aware applications and real-time fraud detection.
The workshop will showcase prototypes or products leveraging big data technologies as well as models and efficient algorithms for scalable complex event processors and context detection engines. Here is a short list of research topics to inspire you :
Your paper will be reviewed by a panel of academic as well as industrial experts.
Find more information about program co-chairs and members on the workshop website and submit your paper to join the Euranovian pack!
Don’t miss the chance to be part of an IEEE conference and to see Washington under the snow.
Today, I wrote my first “Hello World” script using the freshly open-sourced version of TensorFlow with distributed GPU support. At the time of this writing, the binary releases of TensorFlow don’t come with the distributed GPU support therefore I had to build TensorFlow from sources. All the documentation to do this already exists but is a bit scattered on multiple websites. Here is a condensed version of the install process (on a Linux Ubuntu 14.04 platform).
The first edition of Flink Forward took place past October 12th and 13th in Berlin. Flink Forward is two-day conference exclusively dedicated to Apache Flink, the distributed pipelined batch and streaming processing framework. EURA NOVA was present among the speakers of the event (http://flink-forward.org/?session=stale-synchronous-parallel-iterations-on-flink).
Here is the talk we presented.
This year we had the opportunity to publish a paper, DISTRIBUTED FRANK-WOLFE UNDER PIPELINED STALE SYNCHRONOUS PARALLELISM, at the IEEE Big Data conference at Santa Clara, CA. This was an excellent opportunity to write a short summary on the trends in the big data area and our personal feelings after one week under the sun with Tacos and Enchiladas.
As of each year since its foundation, EURA NOVA proposes Master thesis subjects and research internships, led in collaboration with academic institutions.
Today’s social environments are getting more interconnected and the business market is becoming increasingly open and competitive. Organisations require a better awareness of their state and an accurate prediction of their evolution. To cope with this surging demand, new models and tools need to be developed. In my opinion, graph models are of a crucial interest for addressing these challenges.
The first edition of Flink Forward took place past October 12th and 13th in Berlin. Flink Forward is two-day conference exclusively dedicated to Apache Flink, the distributed pipelined batch and streaming processing framework. EURA NOVA was present among the speakers of the event. Here is our field report.
In the last year, we have worked with Benjamin Van Melle on implementing High Availability in RoQ, our proof-of-concept distributed pub-sub messaging system. As a consequence, we needed to expand our JUnit tests to cover individual component failure scenarios and prove they were handled as expected. This piece will show how we used Docker to achieve this.
The International Conference on Machine Learning is one of the most important annual event in the world of machine learning. The place is where the most renowned researchers in the field gather to present and share their -often diverging – vision and directions for the future. As such, the event is sponsored by most of the biggest companies in IT such as Google, Baidu and Facebook. It also attracts numerous smaller companies with particular interest in big data in its wake.
Similar to the previous years EURA NOVA R&D has been supervising Master students either for their internship or for their Master Thesis during the 2013-1014 academic year. This year, 5 students have had the opportunity to work in the fields of Machine Learning, GPU compute, distributed processing, metabolic pathways and social graphs. This blog post summarizes their breakthroughs.
To fully leverage Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), companies must go further than setting up an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). This article describes the 3 main challenges lying behind SOA implementation : Governance, Service Lifecycle Management, & Profiling.
For meeting its strategic objectives, a company has to move from a situation A to a situation B. To achieve this move, it uses Projects as vehicles for performing Changes.
As you know, vehicles have specific purposes and therefore different sizes, styles, performance, costs, lifespan and sometimes also priorities.
As you also know, vehicles sometimes don’t arrive in destination B as initially foreseen: some may get out of fuel, others may use unexpected directions, or take more time than planned for arriving to destination. In worst cases, they may get damaged or even collide each others.
Let’s see how Projects Portfolio Management can select the right mix of vehicles, control them and increase success for vehicles to arrive all at the desired place, time & cost and without bad surprises.
The Chief Data officer Summit was held in San Francisco on May 22nd & 23rd 2014. EURA NOVA‘s attendance purpose was to assess companies’ current Big Data challenges and to define an efficient positioning strategy in this highly competitive market. The following article depicts companies’ current expectations regarding Big Data, the approach they adopted and the challenges they face.
EURA NOVA recently tested the usually praised Tesla cars (The Model S P85 in our case). While we were impressed by the engineering work behind such a vehicle, some of its aspects convinced us that the near 100k € price point can’t be justified, in particular on the Belgian market with its volatile fiscal rules. Flashback on a very fun testing session!
Event Based Marketing (EBM) that frequently is also referred to as Event Driven Marketing (EDM) or Trigger Based Marketing, is the discipline within marketing where commercial and communication activities are based upon these relevant and identified changes in a customer’s individual needs. It tends to identify key events in the customer’s life-cycle and trigger the most appropriate actions at the right time.