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Very Large Databases (VLDB)

Prerequisite for the success of Digital India

With an explosion in data, Very Large Databases (VLDB) emerge as the solution to existing data management problems

A few decades ago, data was considered a byproduct of algorithms or processes, and was not quite an integral part. But as the algorithms started being used for businesses, it was realized that the data generated is not just a byproduct, but an essential part of the process.

Data associated with the services of the Digital India Programme, which aims to connect every citizen of India, will range in terabytes and will have to be stored in Very Large Databases (VLDB). Given the large billion-plus population, processing and accessing this data will be a challenge, especially given the stress on data security for privacy.

Many enterprises have recognized the importance of managing huge and complex sets of data, and most of them have started to embrace the VLDB solutions for it. The Government of India and its departments are recommended to consider employing VLDB for its Digital India Programme. The Digital India Programme will need application of data science to build predictive and detective models for service efficiency and proactive decision making for improved citizen experience. The additional measures to address issues such as database access and data security will have to be put in place to handle large and complex volume of data in a seamless manner.

The purpose of this report from Deloitte India is to promote discussions and its points of view on the recent developments around Digital India, providing insights into the scale of India-specific data problems and how technology can be instrumental in solving them. The report discusses the Digital India Programme, how the adoption of very large databases or VLDB will act as a key enabler, and the key challenges and solutions of VLDB.
 

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