National data access policy – open issues

National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy 2012 is drafted to address a major gap in current information flow between Government departments and citizens. This is a 4 year old policy i draft state for which the Government is asking for public opinion now. You can find the complete policy document at┬áNDSAP policy draft (opens in…

Big Data implementations – 2 common mistakes

Big Data is a term used to refer to an ecosystem where huge amount of unstructured data is handled to typically meet the analytics/reporting needs of organizations. We have had our own share of excitement and problems while implementing such solution in our IT shop. Couple of years back, we had a data handling system…