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New Technologies Help Transform the use of Big Data
April 12, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Dale Sanders, SVP, Health Catalyst. The term “Big Data” emerged from Silicon Valley in 2003 to describe the unprecedented volume, variety and velocity of data that was being collected and analyzed by Yahoo, Google, eBay, and others. An affordability, scalability and performance ceiling had been reached with traditional relational database technology. Through the Apache Open Source consortium, Hadoop has become a powerful and popular technology platform for data analysis, yet adoption in healthcare has been slow. The cloud is making Big Data technology accessible and available as a commodity, which is lowering the barrier for adoption in healthcare. But does healthcare really need it now? Dale explains the migration to Big Data technology, how Big Data relates to the development of an analytics and decision support strategy in healthcare, and the details of implementation and transition. This teleconference is intended for both technical and non-technical audiences, as we explore the convergence of Big Data and Healthcare Analytics.