New WSO2 White Paper Explores the Application of Big Data Analytics in Sports

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Paper discusses how football/soccer clubs can apply big data analytics and in-memory computing to sensor data using the open source WSO2 data analytics platform

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More football/soccer clubs are looking at technology to achieve the next competitive advantage over their rivals.

More football/soccer clubs are looking at technology to achieve the next competitive advantage over their rivals, spurred by the growing availability of low-cost sensors, efficient and powerful hardware, and high-performance processing engines. A new WSO2 white paper explores how to apply analytics to the vast amount of football data now being captured in order to gain insights that offer a competitive advantage over other clubs.

The white paper, “Big Data Analytics In Sports - Introducing Football's New 12th Man,” was written by Mifan Careem, WSO2 director of solutions architecture. Mifan begins by reviewing recent technology trends that contribute to sports analytics and their impact on football, such as big data and in-memory computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor networks, computing power, and cloud computing. He then examines business use cases and outlines the features of a potential football analytics solution.

Next, Mifan discusses how monitoring the events in a game can be achieved using the WSO2 data analytics platform. He concludes by describing how WSO2’s 100% open source technology stack provides a comprehensive platform for building big data solutions, including support for real-time and streaming analytics, batch analytics, predictive analytics (forecasting/machine learning), and interactive analytics.

The white paper can be downloaded at

About the Author

Mifan Careem is director of solutions architecture at WSO2. In his role, Mifan provides technology consulting on customer engagements across several industries and verticals, and provides long-term technology guidance to customers of WSO2. Prior to joining WSO2, he co-founded Repere, a technology startup specializing in humanitarian ICT solutions, and was also instrumental in the formation and operation of the Sahana Software Foundation, a global Disaster Management System of which he was also a board member.

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