The first open-source Big Data Application platform

Last year we took a bold decision to open-source our technology for the benefit of the entire community. We believe the Big Data space has become a spider-web of technologies and standards that causes evolution to slow down considering the lightning-fast pace at which the different bits and pieces evolve. Staying in touch with everything that happens is a full-time job, no to mention what would mean to actually maintain an already built system to keep it up to date with the latest technology developments.

We’ve heard many people and organizations that think they can do it, but building a Big Data platform is not a trivial task. It requires years of experience working with all the involved technologies, careful planning and highly skilled engineers. Add the super-fast pace at which tools are evolving and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. Even choosing the right tools and technologies is a cumbersome task. Getting your head around the different concepts,APIs, version requirements and many available options could take forever. And just when you thought you have it figured out it might be too late, as most of the tools you chose would change their version, break compatibility, become obsolete or be replaced by better tools.

After spending huge amounts of money and hundreds of man-days, many abandon the task and either wait for the ecosystem to become more mature or turn to big system integrators like Oracle, IBM, Amazon, Cloudera etc. to get a kickoff. While this is a valid approach, you will still find yourself trapped in a vendor locked-in platform that many times is actually a collection of selected open-source pieces of software glued to work together. You will still end up figuring out the different bits and pieces and developing your own software on top of them, both for back-end and front-end, because these platforms are still very low-level and require a deep understanding of the technologies and tools that they use.

BigConnect is a leapfrog product that takes a different approach. It builds on top of the best-of-breed technologies and provides actual ready to use business services. It manages all the internals of a Big Data system so you can focus on what’s important for you and your customers, and it’s got everything you need:

  • A highly customizable, beautiful UI
  • Collaboration
  • A unique Data Model
  • Ingestion
  • Enrichment
  • Analysis
  • Visualizations
  • Connectivity
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Machine Learning
  • A plugin system and a lot of pre-built plugins
  • Pluggable storage and search engines
  • Text processing, Image processing, Audio/Video processing pipelines
  • Ability to work with structured, semi-structured and unstructured content

We built all of these so you don’t have to. We spent thousands of man-days to get everything working so you can build your future applications in record time. We made everything customizable at any level so you can build any kind of system, platform or application that can answer most requirements. And we did all of this so you can focus on what’s important, and that’s adding business value.

We are committed and highly motivated to continuously develop the platform, adding more and more features, integrations, connectors and plugins to serve more and more use cases, as the ecosystem evolves,and we need your support to do it.

So,

We invite all engineers, ninjas, enthusiasts, researchers, business users, writers,  misfits, rebels, troublemakers, the ones who see things differently, to join us to innovate, to develop, to write and shout out loud.

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,are the ones who do.” - Rob Siltanen

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