Free at the point of access to all academics and non-commercial researchers, the open source platform will be fully available by the end of 2019.
Jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, Data Service as a Platform is being developed by the UK Data Service at the University of Essex.
"The use of Data Service as a Platform technology made a real difference to this project. The increased performance and scalability enabled UCL researchers to refine and test computationally intensive models at scale, while the suite of tools facilitated interactive exploratory analysis in much shortened timeframes. In effect, near real-time analysis on billions of data points is now possible while operating in a trusted, secure environment."