Danilo Piparo (CERN)
The RaaS project aims to provide a software and computing infrastructure to allow interactive usage of ROOT in the Cloud, leveraging the tools offered by the Jupiter Project. We describe the service interface offered to the user, based on the Jupyter notebooks and iPython, as well as the technologies of the service backend, which include Linux containers and distributed file systems like AFS and CernVM-FS. In addition, we demonstrate how it is possible to integrate the aforementioned software technologies with computing services offered by third parties such as reasearch centres like CERN. Based on such elements, new ways to perform data analysis and to further mingle the C++ and Python languages will be illustrated.