Meet Activeeon at the annual OW2con'17 convention! This year the convention is held on June 26-27, and is kindly hosted by Orange Gardens Innovation Center in Paris - Chatillon. The main theme for this year's conference is "New Challenges of Mainstream Open Source Software."
More details about the event and the programme can be found on the OW2 website.
Meet Activeeon at the annual Teratec event, that will be traditionally held at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau. Teratec is the the largest european pole of competence in high performance simulation.
More details about the event and the programme can be found on the official website of Teratec.
|09.03.17 - Hello Finance - Actualité|
Le passage sur le Cloud Azure et la division par 3 du temps de traitement de calcul Solvency seront dévoilés en avant-première lors de la conférence Cloud Expo Europe qui se tiendra à Londres du 15 au 16 mars 2017.
Le groupe Legal & General, l’un des principaux acteurs de la gestion de l’épargne avec environ 1 300 milliards d’euros d’actifs gérés à la fin de 2014, est coté à la bourse de Londres et fait partie du FTSE 100 (équivalent britannique du CAC 40).
ActiveEon, éditeur de logiciels Open Source initialement français et maintenant implanté également en Angleterre, Etats-Unis, Europe de l’Est et Afrique, fournit à Legal & General sa solution d’automatisation, d’accélération de l’IT et de migration vers le cloud grâce à son logiciel ProActive Workflows & Scheduling. Au cœur de la transformation digitale du groupe financier britannique, ActiveEon a permis à Legal & General d’améliorer la gestion de ses applications IT et de son infrastructure, ainsi que la migration des calculs et des simulations de risques Solvabilité II vers le cloud Microsoft Azure.
La solution complète d’ordonnancement et d’orchestration d’ActiveEon a permis à Legal & General de remplacer deux ordonnanceurs – Tibco DataSynapse et IBM AlgoBatch – par un seul produit – ProActive Worklows & Scheduling, qui a parfaitement répondu aux besoins du groupe en simulation et analyse de différents scénarios (Monte Carlo) et jeux de données dans le cadre de la directive Solvabilité II et ses contraintes en termes de gestion de risques. Legal & General a également pu optimiser l’exécution parallèle des traitements intensifs en termes de tâches à haute charge processeur (CPU) d’un côté, et d’autres nécessitant une grande capacité en termes d’entrées/sorties. Cela a permis de réaliser une économie totale de 10% sur les ressources IT utilisées, et surtout permis de délivrer les rapports de risque 3 fois plus vite qu’avec la solution précédente : en 5 heures au lieu de 16 heures!
La technologie Open Source utilisée, ProActive Workflows & Scheduling , est basée sur 3 principaux piliers : les Workflows, enchaînements de tâches informatiques hétérogènes avec gestion des transferts de données, le Scheduling, exécution parallèle et exécution avec priorités fortes des différents types de tâches de la simulation de Monte Carlo, et le Ressource Manager qui permet de gérer très finement au sein des clouds la capacité des machines virtuelles, afin de réduire les coûts et/ou de produire les rapports Solvabilité II bien plus tôt.
ProActive est un projet innovant, membre de la communauté Open Source OW2, pour l’accélération et orchestration d’applications, intégré avec un management de ressources HPC cloud privé, public et hybride, avec des capacités de débordement.
ProActive Workflows & Scheduling trouve son application dans de nombreux secteurs de la finance – fintech, insurtech, big data, algo-trading, ainsi que dans bien d’autres domaines tels que l’IoT.
ActiveEon et Legal & General présenteront pour la première fois ces résultats exceptionnels lors de la conférence Cloud Expo Europe qui se tiendra à Londres du 15 au 16 mars 2017.
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ActiveEon will be present at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris, Porte de Versailles.
On the 22nd of March, Denis Caromel, ACtiveeon's CEO, and Brian Amedro, CTO, will be speakers at Open Cloud Forum by OW2. Activeeon team will share their expertise on following topics:
"Compose your own cloud services and integrate them to your legacy system" and "DevOps day after day: continuous design, tests, integration and deployment".
More details about the conference here.
ActiveEon will exhibit at at Cloud Expo Europe London!
Cloud Expo Europe is Europes biggest, best attended and multi award-winning cloud and digital transformation show. This year, alongside Smart IoT, Cloud Security, Data Centre World and Big Data World, the show hosts 500 leading international technology exhibitors and 600 speakers.
ActiveEon will have a speaking opportunity to present its use case with its customer Legal & General about Digital Transformation & Solvency II Simulations for L&G: Optimizing, Accelerating and Migrating to the Cloud. Legal & General is engaged into a very innovative Digital Transformation, which goes from the services offered to its customers to the management of its IT Applications and Infrastructure. As part of this strategic evolution, this talk presents how L&G together with ActiveEon Software and Services was able to replace 2 schedulers (Tibco DataSynapse and IBM AlgoBatch) with ProActive Workflows & Scheduling, and migrate the Solvency application to the Azure Cloud. A key aspect has been the ability to pipeline CPU-intensive tasks with I/O intensive ones. This alone allowed for 10% overall savings in runtime and grid resources, and for the high priority risk reports to be made available to customers 3x faster than the previous solution (16 hours down to 5 hours).
More details and free registration here.
Meet ActiveEon at at Big Data Paris 2017!
In the context of an increasing maturity of companies in terms of Big Data, the question of deployment and agile organization that places data in the heart of decision-making process becomes crucial. Also, an increasing power of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence combined to Big Data offers brand new opportunities for application development in various areas: fraud detection, new customer experience, predictive analytics...
Use cases are needed to understand added value of different tools and solutions offered to companies in order to manage the value of their data. Learn more and get your free pass!
Big Data + IoT: Come and hear about ActiveEon experience with international Customer Cases at IoT & Big Data Innovation & Business Day. Learn about how Big Data maximizes IoT potential and discover how to integrate, organize and analyze your Big data in order to increase performance and efficiency of your IoT initiatives.
Meet Iyad Alshabani, ActiveEon R&D Projects Manager during the morning conference. More info and free registration.
Activeeon will be exhibiting for a second consecutive year at the Paris Open Source Summit on 16th and 17th November. We will be pleased to meet you at our "OW2 Village" C18-D19 booth to present our solution and to share our expertise in cloud migration and workload automation, digital transformation and distributed computing.
We will be presenting our demo "Automate your Cloud migration with ActiveEon Workflows & Scheduling", do not hesitate to come and see our software in action!
See exhibitors list
ActiveEon will be sponsoring the Parisian edition of the famous event that will take place at the Meridien Etoile on the 27th of October.
Visit us at our booth and learn about the easiest way to move your workload to the cloud thanks to Activeeon.
See the event page and register for free to visit here.
ActiveEon has been selected a a nominee for International Digital Awards 2016 by the executive commitee of IE-Club. The ceremony will take place on the 19th of October at Business France Paris Headquarters.
15 innovative startups have been selected to give an elevator pitch during the event, and 3 of them will be awarded with a trophy.
See the entire list of innovative startups nominated here.
ActiveEon has been selected as part of innovative startups at Innovatives Big Data! We are holding a booth at the innovative startup area during the event at the CNRS Paris Headquarters.
The Innovatives Big Data 2016 organized by CNRS is a day event dedicated to Big Data that aims to show research achievements in this area that will change our lives, our practices and our society.
Major player of innovation, the CNRS has established an event series called Innovatives around transverse fields leading to innovation in 2020-2030.
Read more about the event here.
ActiveEon is taking part in the IT Innovation Forum.
The 10th edition of the IT Innovation Forum will take place on the 6th of October starting at 8.30 a.m. at the Pavillon Royal in Paris.
IT Innovation Forum will be an occasion to talk about the most important trends in digital and IT innovation, as well as to discover new innovative solutions that are likely to meet your expectations and bring new opportunities.
Format of the event: 30 french and foreign innovative digital and IT solutions (start-ups, SMEs, niche players, etc...) are selected in advance by the jury of experts (innovation managers, CTOs and Venture Capitalists). The event offers dynamic and synthetic presentations from innovation laureates, as well as talks on big topics related to innovation. Visit the event page.
ActiveEon will be attending the OW2con'16 on September 21-22nd!
The main theme for this year's conference is "Code to Product: Addressing the delivery challenge of open source software." Denis Caromel, CEO, Brian Amedro, CTO and senior software engineers from Activeeon will conduct the talks. Discover full program here.
Register to attend
Member of French Tech Cote d'Azur and Open Source solutions provider in the field of distributed and parallel computation on Grids and Clouds, ActiveEon has developed an innovative HPC software.Direct link
Brian Amedro, CTO at ActiveEon, will be giving a conference “How to Automate your data processing in an agile way: Use Case of the UK Ministry of Internal Affairs” (“Comment automatiser de façon Agile le traitement de vos données : cas client du Ministère de l’Intéterieur Anglais ”) on the 24th May at 11 a.m. The conference will be conducted in french.
Registration and program
|02.03.16 - Cloud Expo Europe|
This year's Cloud Security Expo will feature a session on the involvement of ActiveEon in the Home Office Immigration Platform. Along with Neil Butler, Home Office's programme director for digital transformation and Programme Director for Digital Transformation, and John Holben, Home Office's solution architect, will be Denis Caromel, CEO and founder of the ActiveEon company.
Denis has great experience in the speaking field, having given many invited talks on Cloud, Parallel and Distributed Computing worldwide (including locations such as Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Berkeley, Stanford, NASA Langley, IBM Tom Watson and Zurich). He acted as keynote speaker at several major conferences including MDM, DAPSYS 2008, CGW'08, Shanghai CCGrid 2009, IEEE ICCP'09, ICPADS 2009 in Hong Kong. Recently, he has given many invited talks: for example at Devoxx (to an audience of around 3500 people), an invited conference on Cloud at Expo Universal 2010 Shanghai, and at Open Stack Summit in Santa Clara.
So how does ActiveEon fit into the Home Office Immigration Platform picture? The story goes back to the early part of 2014, when Home Office significantly updated and refreshed legacy systems that would modernise Immigration Platform Technologies (IPT). This was achieved by developing and testing a Shared Service Bus (SSB) and a Common Data Platform (CDP). These were devised to support communication between Immigration and Enforcement systems.
The SSB supports communication between various immigration and enforcement systems, whilst the CDP creates a lone, consistent view of immigration and related data. The aim of this is twofold: to lower data inconsistency issues and to close down legacy systems after their data is transferred to the CDP. All services are hosted in the Cloud, using the Skyscape Cloud Services.
“To issue an entry visa to foreigners is no longer a matter of paper forms,” says Denis. “The United Kingdom Home Office is updating the process to accommodate with the growing migrant flows and with many rules, including digital first”. “The online application service for visas, a business intelligence platform to decide or not to attribute a Visa to a worldwide applicant, relies on ActiveEon solutions ProActive Workflows and Scheduling, and Cloud Automation”.
Denis adds that the Home Office Digital Immigration Platform Technologies have recently received several awards, including one from the British Computer Society about cloud technologies best practices.
Denis says that there are many key benefits of the Immigration Platform. These include: a scalable platform with very high availability; efficient access to the most recent data; and automation workflows with data integration. Other major gains include data consistency vision; programme execution optimisation; complete traceability; and software cost savings.
As a software editor, ActiveEon provides its cutting edge solution ProActive Workflows and Scheduling to orchestrate and fully automate Data Integration in the Cloud. ActiveEon workflows run in fully automatic mode up to every five minutes. This ensures consistent data integration, and also allows for unexpected problems or events.
Denis explains: “ActiveEon is a worldwide leader in Cloud IT Workload management, data integration, and automation for the following: Scheduling and orchestration of IT and big data workloads; Big data processing and analytics; and Automation of applications and services in private, public, hybrid Clouds.”
In addition, ActiveEon orchestrates Talend solutions for Data Integration. The programme also uses NETbuilder services for design, creation, support and management of the full life cycle of environments.
“ActiveEon brings business speed, scale, and reliability to international customers”, says Denis. “These include CEA, L‘OREAL, SAFRAN, SeaEngineering (US), AxisPoint Health (McKesson, US), and Home Office (UK Ministry of Interior).”
The recent developments were achieved using Agile methodology. In addition to Agile in the software development methods, it was also used in the technology selection and acquisition of software providers. This resulted in speedy delivery, and furthermore with significant savings.
“Within ActiveEon, driven by our customer demands, we just released a new version with full DOCKER support”, concludes Denis. “ There will be several important use cases taking advantage of that technology in the near future.”
|25.02.16 - Primeur Weekly Magazine|
25 Feb 2016 Paris, Tel Aviv - Thanks to Business France Tel Aviv support, ActiveEon's Workflows & Scheduling product is now largely used by a new Israeli customer. With ActiveEon's solutions, an Israeli finance company is optimizing its analyses of stock-exchange quotations in order to take the best position for its customers. This Algorithmic Trading platform orchestrated by ActiveEon runs on thousands of nodes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform.
From the 31st January to the 4th February, Business France organized, in partnership with the French Ministry of Economy, French Tech and French Clusters - Cap Digital, Systematic, Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées, Minalogic, Imaginove, Images & Réseaux, Poles TES, an export trip in Israel - Tel Aviv and Haifa - focused on Big Data & IoT. The ActiveEon company, which is developing its business in Israel, participated to the journey.
Yael Haouzi, Head of High-Tech, Innovation and Services at Business France Tel Aviv, stated: "Our local presence allows us to have a good knowledge of economic players in this country. In a short period of time we succeeded in reaching our Israeli contacts according to criteria established with ActiveEon."
Francois Tournesac, Chief Sales Officer at ActiveEon, stated: "We were impressed with the quality of Business France support in Tel Aviv. As we work with advanced technologies, it isn't always simple for us to find potential customers and right persons to speak to. Within 4 days, Business France has arranged for us more than 20 different meetings, and all of them were perfectly qualified."
The results came very quickly. Only 3 weeks after these first meetings, ActiveEon has signed a contract with a new customer in Tel Aviv and providing support to lead them to the production stage.
The new ActiveEon customer, whose name remains confidential for the moment, is a private innovative fast-growing company, established in 2015. It aims to become a leading player on finance marketplaces by developing advanced analyses for Algo Trading investments. Backed by its talented team, the company develops advanced technologies involving Big Data and Machine Learning. Coupled with an in-depth comprehension of the financial arena, the company develops algorithms for cutting-edge automated orders.
Thanks to ActiveEon's Workflows & Scheduling solution, the company can now conduct its financial analysis in a very simple way using thousands of nodes on Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS), not needing an expensive infrastructure, and can also easily transfer its data towards and from the Amazon S3 storage.
ActiveEon schedules and orchestrates data processing, automatically manages network failures and guarantees fault-tolerance. Moreover, it allows to optimize the number of virtual machines which are used on AWS and their cost.
Denis Caromel, CEO of ActiveEon, stated: "Large scale efficiency of our solutions has perfectly fitted high capacity and high speed requirements for such financial analysis. Moreover, reliability and agility of our solutions, providing rich and flexible APIs were particularly appreciated by the customer."
The Israeli customer stated about the ActiveEon solution: "The ActiveEon solution is incredibly simple to implement. It allows us to achieve very big configurations with efficiency, agility, and to control Cloud infrastructure costs thanks to their advanced scheduling. We also have the possibility to choose the most appropriate supplier at any time - Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc."