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DataBench - Evidence Based Big Data Benchmarking to Improve Business Performance

Evidence Based Big Data Benchmarking to Improve Business Performance

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At the heart of DataBench is the goal to design a benchmarking process helping European organizations developing BDT to reach for excellence and constantly improve their performance, by measuring their technology development activity against parameters of high business relevance.

DataBench will investigate existing Big Data benchmarking tools and projects, identify the main gaps and provide a robust set of metrics to compare technical results coming from those tools.

  • Provide the BDT stakeholder communities with a comprehensive framework to integrate business and technical benchmarking approaches for BDT.
  • Perform economic and market analysis to assess the “European economic significance” of benchmarking tools and performance parameters.
  • Evaluate the business impacts of BDT benchmarks of performance parameters of industrial significance.
  • Develop a tool applying methodologies to determine optimal BDT benchmarking approaches.
  • Evaluation of the DataBench Framework and Toolbox in representative industries, data experimentation/ integration initiatives (ICT-14) and Large-Scale Pilot (ICT-15).
  • Liaise closely with the BDVA, ICT-14 and 15 projects to build consensus and to reach out to key industrial communities, to ensure that benchmarking responds to real needs and problems.


DataBench consists of seven European partners from both the private and the public sector.

With organizations from five different Member States (Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Spain) and one EFTA country (Norway), the Consortium pulls together a set of strong complementary skills in research, development and innovation, while representing a variety of sectors including industry, research and academia.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 780966.

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Project duration

01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020

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