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This IT contractor pilot fish is working on a government research-and-development project based on big data analytics.

"There are two main ways to access the data that's used for our software processing," says fish. "First is a live stream of the data, using a JMS topic for  access. We connected to this source and tested that we could read the live stream of data coming in.

"Our software also occasionally needs to retrieve historical data for the analytics process, so a programming interface is available to issue queries for a persistent store of the data that was streamed live.

"But as we built the queries via the API and issued the call, we got an access-denied error.

"After several phone calls and emails, we were informed that we could not query for that data until we had government approval and gone through specific training on that data.

"In other words, we are still allowed to monitor the live stream -- we just cannot ask for what data came across an hour ago!"

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