The most ambitious project of India, Aadhaar project relies completely on Big Data. From collection of data to storage and utilization of biometric information of the entire population, big data till date has crossed over the billion mark. It is needless to say, a project of such a vast magnitude must be plagued with ample challenges but as its powered by big data, the chances of success is high.
Basically, Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number assigned by the UIDA, Unique Identification Authority of India to an individual residing in India. The project was launched in the year 2009 under the supreme guidance of former Infosys CEO and co-founder Nandan Nilekani. He was the sole architect of this grand project, which required several added inputs from various other sources.
MapR, a business software company headquartered in California is providing technology support for the most-ambitious Aadhaar project. It is the developer-cum-distributer of “Apache APA +0.00% Hadoop” and for quite some time it is optimizing its well-integrated web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database tech for this project.
The encompassing technology architecture behind Aadhaar is structured on the principles of openness, strong security, linear scalability and vendor neutrality. The system is expected to expand with every new enrollment, which means it’s required to handle millions of transactions through billions of records, each day.
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