As part of Phase 2 of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Big Data Network (BDN2), the UK Data Service has established a dedicated Big Data Network Support team (BDNS) to enable researchers to make the most of these data for knowledge exchange and impact. Through this investment the UK Data Service has built the Data Services as a Platform to provide underpinning infrastructure to enable new and novel forms of data. We have worked n partnership with commercial companies (Amazon Web Services, Cloudwick and Hortonworks) to deliver the open source big data architecture
The dedicated BDNS supports and coordinates activities between three dedicated Data Research Centres focusing on Business and Local Government Data. These are: the Urban Big Data Centre, the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and the Consumer Data Research Centre.
Source: Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC)