A Chicago design firm, Digital City Solutions, says that its design is better than what most big data solutions provide, and that it’s just a matter of “finding what works best.”
In a blog post published Thursday, Digital Cities said its design approach is based on the principles of “hierarchical, modularity, and design that is scalable and adaptable.”
“We believe that our system is better suited for the kinds of data sets that we’re building than traditional architectures,” the post reads.
“Our approach to designing for bigdata enables us to leverage a variety of techniques to create more resilient architectures and more adaptable architectures.”
A company spokesperson declined to comment.
“The Chicago team is very excited about the opportunity to bring this new technology to our clients,” the company said in a statement.
The Chicago team “has been working for the past several years on a number of projects for big-data applications,” according to the blog post.
“These projects have included building a cloud platform that will support all the key data needs of the Big Data world, and developing and delivering a distributed computing platform that has a high degree of agility.”
The team “is confident that we will have a successful collaboration with the Chicago team and will be able to make this system available to other companies soon,” the blog read.
The blog post is in response to a question about the company’s progress with its big data architecture from a reader, and it includes a few interesting facts about the project.
The company has already built a platform that it says will be “the most scalable and flexible system in the world,” and the blog entry reads that the company “is working on a series of new, scalable big data platforms for distributed applications, including one that will allow for the building of high-performance, cloud-based infrastructure.”
The blog also said that the Chicago project will allow the Chicago city government to build “the largest city-wide data infrastructure of its kind in the country.”
The company said the company is “extremely pleased” with the project, adding that it “has already been able to significantly scale up the city’s data center in just one year.”
Digital Cities did not specify how many users it has in the Chicago area.
“We’ve been able and have the infrastructure to build the world’s largest citywide data architecture in just a year,” the Chicago firm said.
“With this infrastructure, we will be ready to support our clients for years to come.”