• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 40, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

India’s Big Data Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities


Objective: This study aims at mapping the big data landscape in India and scrutinizing the challenges and opportunities in it. The blueprint of size, rate of growth of this sector and infrastructural challenges will enhance the knowledge on Indian Big Data Landscape. Methods: This study has been carried out using issue analysis method using different points of view on India’s big data Landscape. This method is suitable for the analysis of ongoing processes. As India’s Big data landscape is still growing and is facing infrastructural and policy level challenges, issue analysis method is perfect for analyzing the state of the art, challenges and opportunities. Findings: The study finds that India’s big data landscape is facing severe security challenges. Information security in Indian cyberspace is critically low and needs to address urgently. The Information Security Policy of India has serious limitations and it needs to be improved. Users and Usage aspect of big data is also not clear at policy level. This study suggests for change in policy at five levels: 1. Data Management level, 2. Users’ right level, 3. Responsibility level, 4. Infrastructural level and 5. Contradiction level. By adopting these policies only Indian Big data landscape can bring new opportunities and the cyber security will be safeguarded. Applications/Improvements: This study has scope of advancements at micro-level, on how to safeguard cyber security using state of the art technologies in third world countries, where technology comes first and regulation come next, may be an interesting field of study.

Keywords: Big Data, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Policy, Issue Analysis


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