Cornerstone technologies of TEADAL – a workshop

Organizations that work with data, either creating it, managing it or analysing it have tremendous current and future economic opportunities. Data is being generated at an unprecedented rate, however there are still aspects around it which need a lot of orchestration; technologically, ethically, legally, geographically etc.

On 14th March 2024, the TEADAL consortium gathered together to discuss in depth about the cornerstone technologies the various work packages are working on and developing as well as how these are interacting with one another. 

The TEADAL project aims to provide key cornerstone technologies to create stretched data lakes spanning the cloud-edge continuum and multi-cloud environments, while enabling private, confidential, and energy-efficient data management. The project’s mission is to develop reusable toolsets for data lakes capable of enabling trusted, verifiable, and energy-efficient data flows. Here, the project tackles both stretched data lakes, e.g., environments consisting of data that is stored partially in cloud environments and partially located on the edge close to where it is generated,  and across a trustworthy mediator-less federation, e.g., collections of data lakes that agree to a common standard of exchange without a third party that needs to enforce them. For that TEADAL proposes a shared approach for defining, enforcing, and tracing privacy/confidentiality requirements balanced with the need for energy reduction. TEADAL aims to lower the barriers to create very flexible data lake federations. Organizations across the European Union (EU) can be stimulated to share, ensuring that the data are properly managed with respect to the current regulation at both national and European levels. Thus, TEADAL is providing key enablers for the realization of EU data spaces for the realization of a single digital market supporting a data economy in Europe.

The workshop began with an introductory presentation from the technical coordinator of the project, Dr. Pierluigi Plebani from POLIMI, who also opened the next session where the following 3 distinct technologies were presented. 

  • Enabling data sharing by extending the Data Mesh in a federated environment – Dr. Pierluigi Plebani, POLIMI (download slides + overview slides)
  • Optimizing data pipelines in federated and computing continuum settings – Dr. Josep Sampe, IBM (download slides)
  • Establishing trust across computing continuum boundaries – Dr. Sebastian Werner, TU Berlin (download slides

Following this there were 2 presentations from the industry experts in the topic of “European Data Spaces – trends and technologies”.

  • GDI: Genomic Data Infrastructure – Marco Morelli, Researcher, Center for Genomic Science, Italian Institute of Technology (download slides)
  • Sergio Gusmeroli, Research Coordinator, POLIMI

Some glimpses of the workshop can be seen below.