At the start of 2016 Exa secured part of £20m funding to develop solutions for the MOD in the domain of autonomous big data (link). This work is exploiting Exa's expertise in the sphere of data analytics and the solution we are developing will embrace both OpenSource tools such as Apache Spark and also emerging standards for complex data representation such as the W3C data cube.
Example data cube.
Our solution using knowledge captured in cubes is deployable on embedded devices and enables knowledge based real-time analytics within the field for MOD personnel using embedded devices with no internet connection. Results of this analysis are stored using Blockchain technology and present a autonomous knowledge based decision support mechanism for troops in hostile environments.