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.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Medical Monitoring

UOIT, in conjunction with IBM, has undertaken Project Artemis, an effort to improve medical monitoring technology to allow it to detect warning indicators before vital signs reach critical levels—like nosocomial infection, which is life-threatening to premature infants and first presents as a pulse that is within acceptable limits but not varying as it should. Project Artemis is based on Streams analytic software, an information processing architecture that enables near real-time decision support through continuous analysis of streaming data.

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