|Dear Hobbit Community Member,
HOBBIT 1st Survey description and results
We are proudly presenting the results of HOBBIT’s first Survey. The Survey was developed and subsequently distributed to the HOBBIT community in order to gather the requirements for the HOBBIT platform and benchmarks. The aim of the fully anonymized Survey was for the HOBBIT consortium to determine how a participant’s’ company or organization could benefit from the HOBBIT platform. The Survey ended end of June 2016, while some Preliminary Survey Results were presented earlier in mid June.
The participants were classified in the following categories:
- Solution Providers
- Technology Users
- Scientific Community
Solution Providers were asked whether their software under development could have its performance measured using a benchmark, which parts of the Linked Data lifecycle the provided solution belongs to and if they could provide a brief description of the provided services. We asked Technology Users whether they use a third party software to solve a problem, which parts of the Linked Data lifecycle they outsource and finally to provide a brief description of the use cases of interest. Regarding the Scientific Community we wanted to know the part of the Linked Data lifecycle they are working on, the Key Performance Indicators they are concerned for their solution and whether they could provide a brief description thereof.
61 people (representing their organization) participated in the Survey: 48 solution providers, 46 technology users and finally 47 people from the scientific community (note that participants may be associated with multiple profiles).
The majority of Solution Providers (80.3%) are developing software that could have its performance measured using a benchmark, while 80% of Technology Users are using 3rd party software for solving a problem. Finally, members of the Scientific Community by a very large majority (84.5%) are working on a solution that is part of the Linked Data Lifecycle.
The table below shows the answers of the participants regarding the type of Linked Data Solutions they are interested in when asked one of the following questions:
- "which parts of the Linked Data lifecycle the provided solution belongs to" (Solutions Provider),
- "which parts of the Linked Data lifecycle they outsource" (Technology User) and
- "which part of the Linked Data lifecycle they are working on" (Scientific Community).