Data Republic launches world’s first open data marketplace – CIO

CIO, Aug 31, 2016

Data Republic has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first governed marketplace that enables organisations to list, exchange, and collaborate on data exchange projects in a secure environment.

The Open Data Republic is a central governance platform and secure marketplace for contributors to discover, request and govern data exchange projects with authorised parties. It forms part of Data Republic’s platform, Senate, which is housed in Amazon Web Services’ data centres in Australia.

Data Republic said the marketplace features a library of proprietary data from service providers – Westpac and Qantas Loyalty are the founding contributors – as well as open government data sets. Most of these data sets are from data.gov.au and are released under a creative commons license. Data can from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’s website – under its open license – and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) can also be accessed, Data Republic said.

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