In Pictures: 10 real-world Big Data deployments that will change our lives

The amount of data in the world is increasing exponentially, doubling every 18 months. Here are 10 real-world Big Data deployments you may not have realized were driven by big data.

Hydro One Networks Hydro One delivers electricity to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario. It owns and operates Ontario's 29,000km high-voltage transmission network and a 123,000km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million customers. Hydro One is using geospatial and visual analytics software from Space-Time Insight to improve the health and reliability of its transmission and distribution assets. The system helps asset managers make informed decisions about asset performance over time, asset replacement strategies and asset maintenance requirements. The solution integrates data and functionality from many different systems including SAP ECC, SAP BW, GIS systems, and real-time data to provide a complete view of Hydro One's assets.

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