The Database Services Group (IT-DB) is responsible for current and future databases and their platform for accelerators, experiments and administrative services. It is also in charge of hosting Java Web applications as well as critical engineering and administration applications at CERN scale. Moreover, the group provides scale-out analytics services including Hadoop, Spark and Kafka for CERN and the LHC experiments.
For all these services, the group is responsible to work with its users’ community to define the future generation of the services. In a number of cases, the group members also work with the WLCG Tier1 and Tier2 sites to deploy services all across the computing sites.