Once the pilot request manager received a BDTI pilot request, within a few days he/she contacts the requester sending him/her an “onboarding email” which includes:
- BDTI official presentation
- Pilot template
- Availability for a remote/face to face meeting
The feedback process may take several weeks. You will first receive the “onboarding email”, the second step will be to have a remote/face to face meeting to collect additional information. After all the information is collected the pilot request manager checks the compatibility of the pilot with the "acceptance criteria". This is then shared with the board for formal validation. The final decision is then communicated to the requestor.
To change the password, the user doesn’t need to contact the BDTI team, but can simply access the reset request page (once already in the system) and change the existing password.
On the Login page, the user who lost the password should click below the space where the password should be entered, and follow the steps to recover it. Alternatively, the user can directly recover the password at the request page.
Exchanges with the BDTI support team are performed through the functional email address EC-BDTI-PILOTS@ec.europa.eu
BDTI operates in a secure cloud environment, complying with most frequently applicable security standards. However, if your organization applies specific security standards, these must be communicated to and discussed with the BDTI team.
The following languages are supported by BDTI:
The BDTI offers a number of open source software packages widely used in the industry for big data and analytics. Each of these packages can be requested when requesting access to a BDTI template environment for projects. Not every template environment supports all packages by default. Which packages are needed can be specified when requesting a template environment.
Your data is protected by the BDTI cloud infrastructure provider that ensure all the needed security measures.
In alignment with the Users that run the pilot projects on the BDTI Test Infrastructure, resources can run for extended periods of time and can be stopped to save resources. The maximum duration of a project is six months.
The go live of the environment is decided together with the user after the validation of the implemented design, which will happen after a technical workshop has taken place to gather the User's technical requirements. The time period depends thus on the complexity of the implemented solution.
After the end of the agreed time window, the code will no longer run. After the Exit phase of the project, the BDTI will provide the User with a template on how to implement the solution, to deploy in their own environment.
The user is granted root access to the resources, so that any additional software modules or data sources that are required can be added. However, increasing computational resources due to an increase in data have to be requested to the BDTI Technical Team. Adding extra resources is done under the user's full responsibility. BDTI cannot guarantee support for packages added by the users.
Users are given root access and can create multiple users on the environment to work in parallel.
Code can be run directly in the cloud. Getting code inside the environment can be done by manually copying and pasting it using SFTP or by using a version control program such as Git.
The Commission’s Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) helps public administrations be more efficient through big data.