What is ODALA about?
Launched in September 2020, the “Collaborative, Secure, and Replicable Open Source Data Lakes for Smart Cities” (ODALA) is a strategic project to improve data management in cities. European cities and regions from four different countries together with a cluster of private companies and research institutes will leverage open source technologies and digital transformation – for the benefit of public administrations.
ODALA is an initiative that aims to promote the use of Big Data to facilitate and speed up decision-making in public administrations.
One of the goals of the ODALA project is to set up a data lake - an environment that will help cities connect all kinds of data sources cross departments and cities.
This initiative has a social focus and is designed to help the use of Smart Cities technology simply and practically. In this way, ODALA seeks to facilitate the implementation of data-based tools in European public administrations.
This initiative is contextualized within the framework of Smart Cities, a sector in a continuous process of innovation and growth, which is focusing on the use of data as a source of knowledge for citizens, which allows them to improve their quality of life and anticipate future challenges.
The ODALA project is co-financed by the European Commission with a budget of 2,3 million euros until August 1, 2023.