MEDAL: An AI-driven Data Fabric Concept for Elastic Cloud-to-Edge Intelligence [article]

Vasileios Theodorou, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Iyad Alshabani, Alberto Abello, David Breitgand
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Current Cloud solutions for Edge Computing are inefficient for data-centric applications, as they focus on the IaaS/PaaS level and they miss the data modeling and operations perspective. Consequently, Edge Computing opportunities are lost due to cumbersome and data assets-agnostic processes for end-to-end deployment over the Cloud-to-Edge continuum. In this paper, we introduce MEDAL, an intelligent Cloud-to-Edge Data Fabric to support Data Operations (DataOps)across the continuum and to
more » ... management and orchestration operations over a combined view of the data and the resource layer. MEDAL facilitates building and managing data workflows on top of existing flexible and composable data services, seamlessly exploiting and federating IaaS/PaaS/SaaS resources across different Cloud and Edge environments. We describe the MEDAL Platform as a usable tool for Data Scientists and Engineers, encompassing our concept and we illustrate its application though a connected cars use case.
arXiv:2102.13125v1 fatcat:m5dzoeutjrh65ftymi5fkxreae