Treasury office opts for phased approach to big data solution


In search of a comprehensive big data solution, the Office for Financial Research within the Treasury Department has concluded that in fact it's better off taking a phased approach.

"The path forward will be to build the integration layers and expand current capability in a way that some of the technology options will 'bolt on' to the existing infrastructure and additional capability will be added discretely and methodically to solve specific requirements as needed," OFR officials say in a Nov. 13 FedBizOps post that concludes a request for information the agency put out in July.

Back then, the agency wanted to know if it could get "a big data, advanced data integration and analysis platform," but now concludes that "no single technology/solution answers all the requirements."

It also says that vendors offered "no new or unexpected alternative solutions."

For more:
- go to the FBO page for the RFI & its conclusion

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