In his “Building a Smarter Planet” Blog, Steve Hamm talks about Analyzing Data in Motion to save stroke victims. There is no better way to appreciate the power of emerging analytic technology than viewing it in the context of life saving applications. This example combines very powerful stream computing technology with predictive analytics and data mining. This combination enables high speed, scalable and complex analytics of data streams in motion. As the author describes, they are using this technology to look for patterns in data that could help them identify patients who are experiencing a severe complication to ruptured brain aneurysms.
The effective analysis of data in motion presents countless possibilities, not just in healthcare but across all industries. The smarter planet tagline might be marketing speak to some, but the technology exists to truly drive a smarter planet. It will be an exciting future in the world of analytics.