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OpenDataSoft Announces Industry’s First Open Data as a Service (ODaaS) Platform
New Open Data as a Service platform allows MSPs, ISVs, and SaaS providers to offer the managed delivery of Open Data services to their clients.
Boston, February 8, 2017 – OpenDataSoft, the global leader in data publishing and sharing solutions for governments and private companies alike, is proud to announce the industry’s first Open Data as a Service (ODaaS) platform. With the ODaaS platform, OpenDataSoft value-added partners can leverage a user-friendly, cloud-based data publishing and sharing platform to allow data to be easily visualized and reused by citizens, startups, or teams within city departments or organizations via APIs.
OpenDataSoft’s platform offers more advanced features, such as powerful data processing, an advanced API, and easy-to-use data visualization tools, all of which are specifically relevant for IT consultants, developers, and MSPs including:
- Real-time data processing;
- Automated provisioning of end-user accounts;
- A highly scalable, always available cloud service;
- The flexibility to run on public or private clouds;
- Domain and sub-domain management from a single, comprehensive console;
- Customizable portals with unique look-and-feel.
Early versions of the Open Data as a Service platform have already seen success in Europe. InfoCom 94, the IT Systems Management Agency for an agglomeration of 18 communities in the suburbs of Paris, with a total of half a million residents, has been using this offer since mid-2016. Alain Guetrot, the director of the agency, said of the partnership with OpenDataSoft:
“Open Data as a Service has enabled us to create a unique offer for the communities with which we work in order to have one solution for internal and external data sharing, as well as the opportunity to improve our communication through the use of dashboards. It’s helped us make Open Data an easy sell.”
Franck Carassus, Co-Founder and COO of OpenDataSoft, stated that “Until today, partners who wish to provide Open Data and Smart City solutions to their clients had to rely on proprietary systems that were closed to creative integrations, or cobble together a variety of disparate tools.” He went on to add that “The process was slow, expensive, and difficult to support and maintain, especially at scale. With the OpenDataSoft ODaaS platform, System Integrators (SIs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and Managed Software Providers (MSPs) can rapidly create and deploy comprehensive solutions in days instead of months.”
Broad and efficient collaboration is more important than ever in the current context of Smart City development. As Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Global Director, Smart Cities Strategies at IDC, observes in the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2017 Predictions Report:
States, provinces, counties, cities, and national governments realize that they can positively alter the lives of millions of urban residents with the technology and data-driven opportunities digital transformation provides. This transformation is not without challenges, as a broad ecosystem of partners must work together to implement complex initiatives, and this will affect the entire program life cycle from policies and regulation to worker training and process improvements.
The ODaaS platform from OpenDataSoft is the hub of the recently announced OpenDataSoft Authorized Partner Program, another first in the Open Data community. The OpenDataSoft Partner Program provides business partners with the tools, expertise, networking and margins to accelerate the delivery of Open Data and Smart City applications. Click below to get more information on how you can apply to become a partner!
Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft has built the industry-leading turnkey SaaS data publishing and sharing platform designed for the easy transformation of data into services for both the public and private sectors alike. It is the only platform of its kind capable of processing data streams in real-time.
With headquarters in Boston, MA and Paris, France, OpenDataSoft powers data sharing portals for the City of Paris, the Portuguese Ministry of Health, the Swiss National Railway Company, and communities in the Research Triangle in North Carolina.