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Wednesday, July 5 • 11:54am - 12:12pm

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Keywords: Shiny, enterprise computing, open source
Webpages: https://shinyproxy.io
Shiny is nice technology to write interactive R-based applications. It has been rapidly adopted and the R community has collaborated on many interesting extensions. Until recently, though, deployments in larger organizations and companies required proprietary solutions. ShinyProxy fills this gap and offers a fully open source alternative to run and manage shiny applications at large.
In this talk we detail the ShinyProxy architecture and demonstrate how it meets the needs of organizations. First of all, by design ShinyProxy scales to thousands of concurrent users. Secondly, it offers authentication and authorization functionality using standard technologies like LDAP, ActiveDirectory, OpenID Connect as well as social authentication (Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn or Github). Thirdly, the management interface allows to monitor application usage real-time and provides infrastructure to collect usage statistics in event logging databases (e.g. influxdb) or databases for scientific computing (e.g. MonetDB). Finally, the ShinyProxy developers took special care to develop a solution that can be easily embedded in broader applications and (responsive) web sites.
Besides these basic features, the use of Docker technology opens a new world of possibilities that go beyond the current proprietary platforms and in the final section of the talk we will show how academic institutions, governmental organizations and industry roll out Shiny apps with ShinyProxy and, last but not least, how you can do this too.


Wednesday July 5, 2017 11:54am - 12:12pm CEST
4.02 Wild Gallery
  Talk, Shiny I