Department of Health and Aged Care to deploy enterprise data platform – iTnews

The Department of Health and Aged Care is setting up a new enterprise data and analytics platform, with Google Cloud’s BigQuery service forming a “core part” of the architecture.

Department of Health and Aged Care to deploy enterprise data platform

The department will begin by migrating Hadoop-based workloads into an instance of the BigQuery enterprise data warehouse platform before expanding to other unspecified data assets “from a range of internal sources”, the cloud provider said in a statement.

Google Cloud said it will also train “up to 70” department staff, “equipping them to take full advantage of the analytics platform within four months.”

iTnews has asked the department for further details of the project, including whether other vendors’ tools are also part of the platform, and the extent to which the work aligns to the whole-of-department data strategy, which spans 2022 to 2025.

One of seven objectives of the strategy [pdf] is to “determine and progressively implement the technology and innovative tools that support and enhance our capability to get the most from our data”, though the strategy doesn’t specifically reference plans to set up an enterprise data warehouse capability.

Google Cloud suggested that data consolidation would improve compliance and “yield substantial cost savings and efficiency dividends to the department’s analytics program”.


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