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The Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) is entering the second phase

The BBDC, which is led by Prof. Dr. Volker Markl, will be funded by the BMBF with an amount of 7.5 million Euros for the following three years. The consortium consists of Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), which participates with 8 groups, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS), and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

IDW Nachrichten (only in German language): TU Berlin: Das Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) erhält weitere drei Jahre Förderung vom BMBF.

The center will bring together scientist and application experts with their interdisciplinary expertise in big data, machine learning, scalable data management, and data stream processing on modern hardware and thus create synergy effects.

“Big data and data science as the fusion of scalable data management and machine learning are key technologies of digitalization in Berlin and Germany. Science must break the boundaries of technology”, explains Volker Markl “Therefore the funding of basic research in this area is extremely important.”

The BBDC contributed to research, education of data scientists, and innovations already in the first 4 year funding period. In cooperation with other initiatives, the BBDC seeded important technological developments in the field of data analytic systems in the metropolitan region of Berlin and in Germany and attracted international attention with its research.

Article about current BBDC funding in "TU intern" (only in German language), see below: