ClipCard: Sharable, Searchable Visual Metadata Summaries on Cloud to Render Big and Dark Data Actionable
We report on ClipCard, a Cloud-based SaaS analytic platform for instant summarization, quick search, visualization and easy sharing of metadata summaries form the Dark Data at hierarchical levels of detail, thus rendering it “white”, i. e., actionable. We present a use case of the ClipCard platform, a cloud-based application which helps generate (abstracted) visual metadata summaries and meta-analytics for environmental data at hierarchical scales within and across big data containers. These summaries and analyses provide important new tools for managing /big data and simplifying collaboration through easy to deploy sharing APIs. The ClipCard application solves a growing data management bottleneck by helping enterprises and large organizations to summarize, search, discover, and share the potential in their unused data and information assets. Using Cloud as the base platform enables wider reach, quick dissemination and easy sharing of the metadata summaries, without actually storing or sharing the original data assets per se.