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RBA goes to market for Business Intelligence Platform

by Pallavi Singhal •
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A Business Intelligence platform and associated tools and methodologies is the subject of a Request for Tender by The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Tenderers are required to demonstrate the ability to source data from multiple points such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, market data sources and specialised survey data. The selected platform will also require the configuration of hardware and software to support “high performance analytic workloads” on data sets of up to 75TB.

Respondents must also ensure that their solution’s structured data storage component is based on Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database software to comply with RBA’s standard environment.

The RBA is currently undertaking an overhaul of its customer banking systems, developing a new payments platform and introducing a Next Generation Banknote series that will involve the enhancement of existing ICT systems to improve automated processing, according to its 2013-14 annual report.

ICT has been a major area of growth for the RBA, with the majority of the 8 per cent increase in staffing numbers linked to the growing Information Technology Department. The RBA currently employs around 1,206 staff by headcount.

Submissions close on 14 November 2014.

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