Access to the data analytics service requires an active user account on the national e-infrastructure (for HPC or data services).
Data analytics as service enables researchers to analyse stored data in the Sigma2 project storage service. The service provides a user friendly web interface using Jupyter Notebooks to analyse data with distributed frameworks such as Apache Spark. The service uses Linux containers (e.g. Docker) and can be adapted towards specific research group needs for frameworks and packages. The service supports Dataporten for authentication and autorization of users to enable collaboration between users from various institutions. Current supported applications:
- Jupyter Notebook
- Apache Spark for data processing
- Research group's defined application using containers
The costs associated with the operation of and investments for the service is covered by grants from the Research Council of Norway and contributions from four universities, the Universitites of Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo (UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, UiB and UiO, respectively) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). These contributions grant the staff at these universities access to additional resources. From 2017 there will be a cost associated with using this service for projects with funding from the Norwegian Research Council or EU.
We offer this to interested pilot users or projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign to become a pilot user.
UNINETT Sigma2 AS manages the national infrastructure for computational science in Norway and offers services in high performance computing and data storage.