Big Data Center

Using data innovatively and efficiently - Big Data Center at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig

The worldwide volume of data doubles every two years. The currently available storage capacities will therefore by completely exhausted by 2020. Big Data offers solutions for this.

Whether information from patenting processes in order to examine the competitive environment of technology companies, the simulation of business models or price forecasts for the energy market - the realization of a Big Data Center at our institute facilitates the large-scale storage and evaluation of digital data. This makes data analyses, simulations, real-time forecasts or visualizations a firm element of innovative solutions for clients and research partners. 

The Big Data Center has more than 220 processor cores and around 450 terabytes of storage capacity. With this technical infrastructure and our economics expertise, our researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy are helping clients who are getting ready to digitalize their own processes and business models.

Big Data outlook workshop – future energy management options

The "Big Data outlook workshop – future energy management options" within the scope of the Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance (www.bigdata.fraunhofer.de) on 24 September 2015 offered the Energy Management and Energy Economics Unit the chance to present their portfolio of services to interested energy sector representatives. The presentation not only focused on big data customer data analysis methods, for example the analysis of master data and smart meter load profiles, but also included an update on the current development stage of the software-based simulation model IRPsim. This software makes it possible to evaluate new business models in a gradually changing energy system. One of the simulation model's particular and unique characteristics is that it is capable of analyzing the effects of the interaction between new business models and the individual elements of a public utility service. The Fraunhofer experts rely on the Big Data Center at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig for the processing and analysis of business and customer data.

 

Big Data Center Funding

Funding provided within the scope of the "Verbesserung der Forschungsinfrastruktur und Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben" program, which focuses on the improvement of the research structure and the promotion of research projects, which in turn is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony.

Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data

Official member of the Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data.

 

Big Data Center | Sponsors

224 sponsors for the 224 processor cores of the Leipzig Big Data Center

1 | Professor Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

2 | Dr. Fritz Jaeckel, State Minister and head of the Sächsische Staatskanzlei, the State Chamber of Saxony (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

3 | Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, Chairperson of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy Board of Trustees (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

4 | Andre Koberg, Deputy Member of the Sächsische Aufbaubank - Förderbank business development agency Executive Board (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

5 | Don Sawyer, Head of Customer Feedback and Quality Management at Deutsche Bank (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

6 | Christian Güthert, Head of the Strategy Development Group at GASAG Berlin (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

7 | Ulrich Milde, Head of the Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper business section editorial team (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

8 | Kristian Völpel, IT Manager at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (start of sponsorship July 2, 2015)

9 | Dr. Andreas Goerdeler, Head of the subdepartment Information Society, Media at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (start of sponsorship July 9, 2015)

10 | Christine Ursula Clauß, Chairperson of the Saxon State Parliament committee for bylaws and questions of immunity (start of sponsorship July 13, 2015)

11 | Marko Schiemann, Chairperson of the European policy working group and CDU faction representative for European and Sorb policy in the Saxon State Parliament (start of sponsorship July 13, 2015)

12 | Dr. Stephan Meyer, Chairperson of the Saxon State Parliament 's committee for science and higher education, culture and the media (start of sponsorship July 13, 2015)

13 | Volker Tiefensee, Member of the Saxon State Parliament European affairs committee and the committee for environmental and agricultural affairs (start of sponsorship July 13, 2015)

14 | Prof. Dr. Frank Emmrich, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI (start of sponsorship January 21, 2016)

15 | Prof. Dr. Hans Wiesmeth, President of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig (start of sponsorship January 21, 2016)

16 | Prof. Dr. Kathrin Möslein, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Innovation Systems: Innovation and Value Creation (start of sponsorship May 9, 2016)

17 | EU-Network of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (start of sponsorship April 14, 2016)

18 | Frank Kupfer, Chairperson of the CDU at the Saxon State Parliament (start of sponsorship May 9, 2016)