Rajasthan selects Big Data firm Teradata to enhance citizen services

By IANS
23rd Nov 2017
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In a bid to enhance citizen services and engagement across the state, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced the selection of Big Data analytics company Teradata to perform the job.

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The state government aims to create a common data and analytics platform for all departments to collate and utilise data more effectively and efficiently, and improving the delivery of citizen services with the help of Teradata solutions. Rajesh Shewani, Head of Technology and Solution Architecture, Teradata India, said,

"By leveraging leading Big Data analytics solutions, the state government will be able to utilise technology to improve service delivery and drive greater citizen satisfaction, which is critical for its vision of enabling citizens' growth and empowerment."

The project will also enable a 360-degree citizens' view by unifying multiple databases, along with ensuring, determination of eligibility of beneficiaries, easy tracking of beneficiaries across schemes and fraud detection, among others.

Based on a three-year agreement, Teradata will supply, install, commission and integrate solutions including Teradata "Aster" — the advanced analytics discovery platform — and "Hortonworks Data Platform" (Hadoop) at the state data centre site for real-time data analytics and insights.

Teradata will also set up a research platform, leveraging data science capabilities for pre-production analysis of "Hadoop" data where different analytical models can be created quickly and reliably from sample datasets which can then be applied on the entire data set.

The state government has created a 'Big Data Environment project' to benefit the state by "future-proofing" its IT architecture in order to build a state-level integrated data platform, that will become a common source of structured and unstructured data for data mining and analytics initiatives for all government departments.

"Under the new 'Big data environment' project, we have developed solutions to hold integrated data being generated real time across the state to help better address analytical requirements that facilitate state-level decision-making," added Arun Chauhan, Additional Director, Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C).

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