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Cloudera’s Bill Sullivan: Open-Source Platforms Key to Big Data Analysis at Agencies

William Sullivan
Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan, vice president for public sector at Cloudera,  has said government agencies should implement an open-source technology platform to process and analyze large data sets in order to facilitate operations and delivery of services to citizens.

Sullivan wrote that agencies can implement security measures when it comes to the adoption of commercial-based or hybrid open-source software.

“This can be achieved by integrating the necessary data security controls into the platform in addition to delivering role-based authorization, allowing for secure sharing, ” he said.

Sullivan also cited how open-source software frameworks like Apache Hadoop work to help agencies facilitate processing and analysis of big data.

The use of such frameworks could help “agencies to share and reuse source code rather than buying duplicative custom software, ” he added.

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