19 Mar '13, 10am

Singapore uni buys into Microsoft's big data vision

The Singapore university is one of the latest in the region to sign up for Microsoft's big data offerings . Arun Ulag, Microsoft's general manager for server & tools division in Asia-Pacific, said in the same briefing session Tuesday that Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) had implemented a big data system based on SQL Server 2012 and Apache Hadoop software to more effectively retrieve and correlate different sets of information stored up in its siloed databases. The law enforcement agency did not use to have a standard method for police officers to access information from structured and unstructured data for specific investigations, and this slowed down processes so much so that it used to take about two years to solve one case, Ulag revealed. In the initial test phase, though, DSI imported records from 250 closed cases to simulate a large volume of inve...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/sg/singapore-uni-buys-into-microsoft...

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