A software reference architecture for semantic-aware Big Data systems

  • Jun21

    Sergi Nadal, together with Victor Herrero, Oscar Romero, Alberto Abelló, Xavier Franch, Stijn Vansummeren and Danilo Valerio has published a new journal paper about reference architectures for Big Data in Information and Software Technology. This paper presents Bolster, a refinement of the λ-architecture, a reference model for Big Data systems, which also provides semantic-awareness in Big Data Systems. These are Big Data system implementations that have components to simplify data definition and exploitation. In particular, they leverage metadata (i.e., data describing data) to enable (partial) automation of data exploitation and to aid the user in their decision making processes. This simplification supports the differentiation of responsibilities into cohesive roles enhancing data governance.


    The paper is already available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2017.06.001