The BigData at Polito project is a joint research laboratory established among four departments of Politecnico di Torino:
- DAUIN Control and Computer Engineering Department
- DET Electronics and Telecommunications Department
- DIGEP Management and Production Engineering Department
- DISMA Mathematical Sciences Department
Associated to each department there is a research group that already that works on several research projects based on Big Data technologies.
The laboratory BigData at Polito has as objective the creation of a computing cluster based on Hadoop technologies, in particular on the distribution offered by Cloudera, an Open Source framework that implements the functionality for Big Data systems and it allows to create data centers able to scale up to thousands of nodes and petabytes of data.