EVOLVE – Leading the Big Data Revolution

The EVOLVE project is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action funded by the European Union, with 19 technology and use case partners from all across Europe. The project will introduce important elements of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud-Based Big Data, taking advantage of recent technological advancements to keep up with the unprecedented data growth. EVOLVE will build a large-scale test bed that will host massive data sets from selected applications areas that are particularly demanding in terms of complexity and computational requirements.

Building on the algorithms and methods developed in the FP7 Project ASAP, webLyzard will provide novel visual tools to make sense of these massive data sets. The provision of enriched streams of unstructured online content (including news articles, government and company web sites and user-generated content from social media platforms) will shed light on the public debate in the use case domains targeted by EVOLVE. Based on the extracted metadata, novel metrics and opinion leader statistics will be computed. These metrics will not only be an integral part of the use cases, but also yield valuable insights to guide the project’s dissemination activities.