In Pictures: 8 real-world Big Data deployments

The amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months. Here's a look at eight real-world big data deployments in a variety of industries.

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TerraEchos Perimeter Intrusion Detection

TerraEchos specializes in technology designed to protect and monitor critical infrastructure. One of its clients is the U.S. Department of Energy Labs, which relies on it to protect its scientific intelligence, technology and resources. It needed a technology solution that would detect, classify, locate and track potential threats (mechanical and biological) —essentially distinguishing the sound of a whisper from that of the wind from miles away. To do so, the solution uses sensors, analytic software and high-performance computing to continuously consume and analyze massive amounts of information-in-motion, from human and animal movement to atmospheric conditions.

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