Big Data

Big Data

Big data is data that exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems. The data is too big, moves too fast, or doesn’t fit the strictures of your database architectures. To gain value from this data, you must choose an alternative way to process it.

Today’s  cloud architectures, hardware and open source software bring big data processing into the reach of the new resources. The value of big data to an organization can be considered as following categories: analytical use and enabling new products. Big data analytics can reveal insights hidden previously by data too costly to process, such as peer influence among customers, revealed by analyzing shoppers’ transactions and social and geographical data. Being able to process every item of data in reasonable time removes the troublesome need for sampling and promotes an investigative approach to data, in contrast to the somewhat static nature of running predetermined reports.

The emergence of big data into the enterprise brings with it a necessary counterpart: agility. Successfully exploiting the value in big data requires experimentation and exploration. Whether creating new products or looking for ways to gain competitive advantage, the job calls for curiosity and an entrepreneurial outlook.

What is a Big Data?

Big Data is a “catchy-term”, “big data” can be name for many technologies and solutions, in the same way that the term “cloud” covers diverse technologies. Input data to big data systems could be aquired from social networks, web server logs, traffic flow sensors, satellite imagery, broadcast audio streams, banking transactions, MP3s of rock music, the content of web pages, scans of government documents, GPS trails, telemetry from automobiles, financial market data.

What we do with Big Data?

Since our major project we focused on government level vehicle management we developed products allowing to monitor and manage vehicle circulation. The data is collected from Number Plates Optical Recognition Systems (NPORS) or RFID car-tags stickers respectively.

Tracking vehicles through RFID or NPORS systems combined with Big Data analytical solution provides the following benefits to different government organizations:

  • Allows monitoring of vehicle movement
  • Gives access to instant vehicle movement history lookup
  • Vehicles added to watch list will trigger instant notification
  • Traffic management