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Europeana Collections

Media & Publishing • www.europeana.eu

Project overview

The Europeana platform harvester searches and retrieves digital heritage media (ie. images, texts, videos etc.) from thousands of museums and cultural institutes across Europe.
The value of the platform resides both in its access to unique content and the way it restructures and normalizes it into a true knowledge base.

BusyMachines is responsible for the development of the Europeana distributed data collector system. The challenges of such a system reside in its distributed nature and high efficiency requirements. We also designed and automated the entire custom production infrastructure.

What we did

BusyMachines worked together with the core Europeana stakeholders to define the solution objectives and software architecture. We are in weekly contact with the Europeana product owner while our joint team meets on demand.

  • Big Data
  • System Integration
  • Scalable Cloud Solutions
BusyMachines brought a thorough understanding of technology to the table. This type of project requires distributed computing, where you develop a system that works on a big number of servers. They were up to the task, and we were able to report errors so these could be solved quickly.

Pavel Kats, CTO of Europeana

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  • Java
  • Netty
  • Akka
  • Solr
  • MongoDB
  • Docker
  • Chef
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