Healthcare is a domain with huge potential for application of Big Data, since in the coming decades the healthcare industry is predicted to grow at an unprecedented rate, and so is the data associated with it. It is expected to produce petabytes, exabytes or even zettabytes of data through the information collected from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), laboratories, medical equipment and from the patients themselves.
In the Future Cities application theme, GATE provides innovative solutions enabling the city to use technology, data and IoT to facilitate effective planning of infrastructure and services, in order to improve the quality of life of the citizens.
Government services, or the public sector, generate and collect vast quantities of data through their everyday activities. Big Data thus provides plenty of opportunities for governments to save a lot of public money and the sector is becoming increasingly aware of the potential value to be gained.
The industrial world is transforming with the rise of the smart industry and the growing abundance of data is becoming it’s key driver. For smart industry, data generated by machines and devices, cloud-based solutions, business management, etc., has reached a total volume of more than 1000 exabytes annually and is expected to increase 20-fold in the next ten years.