The Beijing municipal government is considering building a big data platform to integrate data from various institutions and academies.
Such data from government institutions, scientific research academies and industrial organizations will be integrated and made accessible to the public, according to a statement released by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (BMST) on Thursday.
"Every year, a lot of scientific data in medical and clinic research, traffic and finance is released, while scientific academies roll out many technical achievements and data on new products and technology," said Yan Aoshuang, director of the BMST.
Data is scattered across various platforms and archived without development and utilization, Yan said.
The platform will help Internet companies explore the economic and social values of big data, and a number of such companies like retailer Beijing Jingdong, IBaidu and Yonyou Software will benefit, Yan said.
Wang Xiao, general manager of big data at Jingdong, said e-commerce companies can use of such data to analyze consumption and reduce outsourcing risks.
The building of the platform will boost the big data industry in Beijing, said Gu Haijun, vice president of IZP Technologies Co., Ltd.
(Xinhua News Agency April 11, 2014)