Big Data

In a first approximation, Big Data refers to the sheer volume of data produced by the world's countless IT systems. The rise of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has, over the past few years, resulted in a further explosion of sensor, geolocalisation, behavioural and social media data.

We use the term Big Data not only to describe the handling of very large volumes of data, but also to refer to the collection and processing of various types of data (web, mobile, TV, social, internal IT systems, etc.) and the extremely rapid processing of data (e.g. real-time targeting in online advertising). inovex has been an expert in Big Data technologies since 2009. We were one of the first IT service providers in Germany to gain specific project experience with Big Data, from planning to development to operating big data systems in data centres.

Big Data Technology Stack

  • Hadoop, YARN, Map Reduce
  • Binary Data Formats: Thrift, Avro, Google Protocol Buffers, Kryo
  • Realtime Data Processing: Storm
  • Cloud based Big Data Platforms: HDInsight Azure
  • Interactive Analyses with Hive, Pig, Impala, Spark
  • Job Control with Oozie
  • Data Ingestion: Flume, Sqoop
  • NoSQL Databases: HBase, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, MongoDB
  • Machine Learning / NLP / Data Mining: Mahout, R, UIMA
  • Big Data Analytics with Datameer (Installation, Administration, Customizing, Enhancements)

Big Data, Search, Data Science

We have a great deal of expertise in the areas of Big Data, Search, Data Science and Deep Learning, as well as in their associated fields – and we don’t just use this knowledge in customer projects. Instead, we also share our experiences in blog articles, case studies, Meetups, training courses and presentations.


Case Study: Big Data at ProSiebenSat.1 Digital

Case Study: Big Data at ProSiebenSat.1 Digital

inovex used Apache's Hadoop open-source software as a basis for a complex Big Data solution which would analyse all the web traffic generated throughout the ProSiebenSat.1 Digital group.

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What measurable influence does TV advertising have on online behaviour?

What measurable influence does TV advertising have on online behaviour?

How much value does TV advertising add to the e-commerce companies advertised? How many visitors go to the e-commerce website specifically because they saw the television advert? How much revenue do these visitors generate (the ones who originally visited the website because they saw the television advert)? Read more here about the project, which was presented at the BITKOM Big Data Summit.

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