Browse Definitions:
Definition

National Data Warehouse of Official Statistics

The National Data Warehouse of Official Statistics (NDWOS) is a central repository of the statistical data gathered by India’s central ministries, state governments and union territories. By integrating otherwise disparate data sets, the National data warehouse allows researchers and policy makers to view historical data sets the same way and extract data across different groups. 

The Computer Centre in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is responsible for collecting data from India’s various government organizations and storing it in the data warehouse. Registered users access the National Data Warehouse of Official Statistics over the Internet. There are two levels of access. At level 1, users have free access to all metadata, reports and pre-formatted tables. At level 2, users can generate dynamic tables and data cubes.

In 1999 the Government of India mandated the creation of the National Data Warehouse to hold all of the country’s statistical data. Databases in the data warehouse include Household Consumer Expenditure, Employment and Unemployment, Annual Survey of Industries, Economic Census and Survey on Disability. Up until 1999, there was no central repository and the collection, processing, production, dissemination and archiving of data was decentralized within each organization. In addition to complicating data analytics, decentralization made it difficult to establish common standards for metadata, data layout and data access policies. The National Data Warehouse seeks to resolve those problems by promoting standards for integrating new databases into the data warehouse.

See also:business intelligence, relational database management system, distributed database 

This was last updated in January 2011

Continue Reading About National Data Warehouse of Official Statistics

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

SearchSecurity

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • spear phishing

    Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to ...

  • supercookie

    A supercookie is a type of tracking cookie inserted into an HTTP header by an internet service provider to collect data about a ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

SearchStorage

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

  • NVDIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module)

    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

Close