RestAssured exhibited at the Big Data Value Association Summit in Riga this summer.

RestAssured is not part of the Big Data PPP, but its presence was timely. The conference opened with a session on privacy, but this was not a focus for any of the subsequent meetup groups.

RestAssured’s project overview video highlighted the need for a framework to protect personal data stored and processed in the cloud. Our demos of the Secure System Modeller tool for privacy ‘by design’ and Parquet encryption to protect sensitive data in online databases with minimal impact on performance showed that personal data can be shared with Big Data applications such as Pay as you Drive insurance without compromising fundamental rights.

Visitors to the stand were of course very interested in RestAssured components, which show the potential to fill important gaps in the Big Data technology space.