The Optique consortium has during April 2016 worked on a follow-up application, called PanOptique. The purpose with PanOptique is to exploit Optique technology concepts primarily within the Process Industry, help early adopters to develop their project ideas, and implement smart semantic solutions for the benefits of users. In order to support this; PanOptique will organize help-desk functions, provide training for partner members and give practical consultation to prioritized projects. PanOptique have answered a call from the EU Horizon 2020 program, supported by a consortium of 19 members. More information will be released at the upcoming Optique Big Data summit III, June 15th 2016 at DNVGL Norway.
Engineers in industry spend a significant amount of their time searching for data that they require for their core taks. E.g., in the oil&gas industry, 30–70% of engineers time is spent looking for and assessing the quality of data. (Crompton, 2008)
Numbers provided by Optique partners Siemens and Statoil suggest that Optique could free up a substantial amount of expert time annually in these two companies alone. The potential benefit from a more effective analysis of the data will be even higher.
The project will provide a semantic end-to-end connection between users and data sources. The Optique platform will feature an intuitive, general, but adaptable end-user interface. Data can be integrated from multiple, also streaming, data sources, with the possibility for large-scale parallel cloud processing and storage.
The Optique project brings a unique combination of technologies to bear on Big Data challenges: An end-user-oriented query interface; scalable query rewriting from the end-user to the source vocabulary; temporal and real-time continuous stream processing; scalable storage and query evaluation using elastic clouds.