Chapter 6. Target Architecture And Technologies

One of the central principles of the City’s Data Strategy is to drive the more extensive and efficient utilisation of the City’s information resources. The extensive sharing, combination and utilisation of the City’s information resources introduces new requirements for the City’s centralised data architecture in particular, giving rise to new needs related to data sharing, the processing of unstructured data and advanced analytics capabilities.

One example of an activity that imposes new requirements in regard to the management of information resources is the already automated and constant collection of sensor data in the City’s various monitoring services (i.e. IoT data). The special characteristics of sensor data include large data volumes and the real-time nature of the data. At present, the City’s data architecture does not have a clearly designated location for storing sensor data, as a result of which sensor data is primarily stored on suppliers’ servers. This makes the further utilisation of the data and the accumulation of historical data dependent on the supplier and the terms and conditions of the procured service, which is not an ideal situation.