Database Systems and Information Management


Together with four leading European data economy enterprises as well as world-renown scientists and innovators DFKI will work in project STREAMLINE to meet modern day requirements of European online media businesses. Partners SICS, SZTAKI, PT, NMusic, IMR, and Rovio will jointly develop a analytics framework drawing on multi-source data originating from online media consumption, online games, telecommunication services, and multilingual web content.

State-of-the-art technologies only insufficiently handle use-cases such as targeted real-time services, customer retention, and customer profiling. System latencies arise due to a lack of appropriate data stream-oriented analytics tools supporting analysis of both data-at-rest and data-in-motion, while human latencies are due to the heterogeneity in tools which must be tediously glued together. The resulting solutions have reduced efficiency and effectiveness while increasing complexity, cost, and burden.

Project STREAMLINE will lower the big data skills barrier, thus broadening the reach of data analytics tools to SMEs in a wide range of market sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. As an open-source technological enabler for European companies to build innovative, contextualized, multilingual data products and services, it will advance European leadership in big data technologies and the data economy transformation.

During the course of the project, DFKI will coordinate scientific and technical activities among its partners and perform technical research and development. The project will benefit from using Apache Flink as a well-established basis for developing a highly scalable, high-throughput real-time stream mining platform.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 688191.


  • SICS Swedish ICT
  • PT Portugal
  • NMusic
  • IMR
  • Rovio

Project duration: 2010 - 2013