Cloudera and Mount Sinai: The structure of a Big Data Revolution?July 20, 2012 No Comments
By Andrew Brust
Even if the bulk of Big Data applications to date have been in the realm of business, the application of the technology to science beckons. Yes, Hadoop and other Big Data technologies have been revolutionary in the sphere of computer science; but applying them to the realm of natural science has the potential to change lives.
It also has the potential to save them. It seems almost self-evident that the combination of Big Data and medical research could have a profound affect on the common good. That’s exhilarating, but companies and institutions have to take concrete steps; otherwise we will be mesmerized by Big Data’s potential and we won’t actually get anything done.CLOUD COMPUTING, DATA and ANALYTICS