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RIPE Atlas Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we'll do on RIPE Atlas in the coming quarter, how you can give your input on that work and our reaction to that input.

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around RIPE Atlas

We launched this initiative in Q2 2022, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion, MAT Working Group (WG) and RIPE Atlas mailing lists, and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q1 2023 Plans

Last Updated: 16 December 2022

Item Activity Description Status
1 Hadoop/HBase to BigTable migration

We are evaluating alternatives for our on-premise Hadoop/HBase backend that is used for storing and retrieving RIPE Atlas results.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

2 Change proposals

We put out five proposals for changing RIPE Atlas behaviour and are now discussing them with the community.

In progress

3 Renew data streaming

We are modernising our result streaming infrastructure and adding WebSockets support to it.

In progress

Items completed in the last quarter

  1. Evaluating our BigQuery offering
  2. v5 Hardware Probes realisation and distribution
  3. HTTP measurements
  4. Non-public measurements

More information can be found on the archived plans page.

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion, MAT WG or RIPE Atlas mailing lists. And we'll be monitoring all the other channels where people talk about these services.

When we receive feedback that can significantly impact our planning or that needs a further response, we will add it to the table below.

Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
 RA-2023-#01 - -

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q1 2023 plans will be archived once we publish the Q2 2023 planning.