Clouds In Focus

OCRE Success Story: Leiden University – Pushing the frontiers in housing market research

OCRE Success story - Leiden University

A new success story showcasing the adoption and use of commercial cloud solutions has been published by the OCRE project. The adopter is Leiden University who was facing critical computational challenges in analysing terabytes of housing platform data to better understand search behaviour of potential house buyers.

The computational challenges and storage issues have been overcome by using the Google Cloud Platform and more precisely cloud services related to storage and advanced analytics; that is, Google Cloud Storage (IaaS) and Google BigQuery (SaaS). These solutions have saved Leiden University from having to set up its own IT infrastructure and made it possible to do a complex big data project with modest means.

This case demonstrates that commercial cloud services can be valuable, for instance, in economic research.

Read the full success story on the OCRE website:


About the author

Maria Giuffrida

Senior Researcher at Trust-IT srl, where I am involved in the Communication and Dissemination activities of several EU-funded research projects, mainly in the area of ICT, standardisation and open science
Background in Academic Research in the field of Digital Innovation applied to Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
PhD in Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano

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