Big Data and Aliens have little in common other than IBM, NASA and SETI’s interest in them.
IBM has announced that they will be lending their Big Data analytics systems to SETI ( Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute to aid in their hunt for extra terrestrial life. NASA is also working with IBM and SETI, providing deep space radio signals that may contain signals that lead to a discovery of other life forms.
How can IBM help SETI look for aliens?
SETI will be utilizing IBM’s Spark system for it’s machine learning qualities. Spark is an open source data system that is continually improving, making it a wonderfully useful tool in searching for the unknown. The deep space radio signals can be processed by Spark to potentially catch any signals that human analysts may have missed.
SETI is extremely excited about the partnership with IBM as their resources have vastly improved. SETI can now search for extra terrestrial life faster and more meticulously. Instead of relying on stargazers and fanatics, SETI now has the help of NASA which means they will receive data on the far out places of space they never had access to before.
This unique partnership is an innovative way to use Big Data. Many companies today are engaging in Big Data Anlalytics to extract information to better their business, but this is the first we are hearing of Big Data working with SETI. Big Data is such a dynamic tool that can be used in almost any realm. From healthcare to banking Big Data is helping people make decisions and discover more accurate information. With IBM, NASA and SETI working together we are making major leaps in the search for intelligence beyond our world.
Just like its effect on other industries, the use of a Big Data analytics system like Spark saves time and money. SETI is now discovering evidence they have been searching for for years! SETI is especially lucky to have their partnership with IBM so that they do not need to run their own Spark system and can simply use IBM’s.
Who knows, maybe in the next ten years we will be tracking extra terrestrial signals in real time, becoming faster and smarter on our hunt to find life forms beyond ourselves.
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Early this morning South Asia was hit with a massive 7.5 earthquake. The quake centered in Afghanistan and rattled neighboring countries including Pakistan and India. There have been 180 people reported dead and hundreds injured by the earthquake. Included in this death toll are twelve young girls who were trampled when trying to evacuate their school.
Could these deaths have been prevented?
What if the people of Afghanistan knew there would be an earthquake coming their way?
Is it possible to predict the wrath of mother nature?
With the help of Big Data Analytics- Yes these things are possible.
Innovative companies such as Terra Seismic are revolutionizing the way we look at earthquake data. We have always relied on gathering data after a quake to try to connect patterns and predict the next big occurrence. Terra Seismic has implemented satellite data to predict large earthquakes before they happen, allowing people to prepare themselves.
Terra Seismic is still relatively new and continues to improve the way we foresee these devastating events, but they have already correctly predicted more than a few quakes including the one that hit the Indonesia Island of Sumatra in March earlier this year. I am not sure if the earthquake that rocked South Asia this morning was predicted, but if it was, how might the repercussions be different?
Besides the massive hit the economy takes when faced with the damages of a natural disaster, many people suffer injuries, lose their homes and often times become homeless. If the people of South Asia had been warned about the earthquake that was coming their way, they could have protected themselves better. People could have avoided being near the less developed areas that are home to very unstable structures. Schools could have practiced evacuation drills to prevent the widespread panic that claimed the lives of those poor twelve girls. Hospitals could have been stocked, staffed and ready.
It is hard to say if we can truly ever be prepared for a natural disaster, but with the developing technology and Big Data available, we have a much better chance at less devastating effects than we ever have before.
Learn how big data is helping track and predict the patterns of other natural disasters in this informative article.
Have you ever tried to put together a puzzle, but you cannot figure out how the 500 tiny pieces fit together?
Have you ever had an issue with your car, but cannot seem to figure out what the problem is?
These two problems both stem from the inability to see an underlying issue. It almost always takes someone else pointing out the problem for you to fix the issue. You cannot fix what you can’t see.
In the business world this happens all the time, a company is struggling and doesn’t understand why their revenue is decreasing. They grasp at ideas, maybe our product isn’t good enough, are our employees working their hardest, are we not making enough sales? Ultimately the company either reaches out for help or is drowned by their unknown problem.
Businesses like Cliintel are the detective that find a company’s hidden issues. It would be extremely difficult for the most self aware person to see everything others notice about them, which means it would be impossible for an entire organization to make the same feat. Cliintel’s slogan is ” Insights that add up to results”, can’t be much more clear than that, right?
Well Just in case, let’s dive into that. When a companies issues are brought to the surface they can begin to work on solving them. It is a lot like therapy for organizations. Step 1. Admit you have a problem. Once step one has been accomplished and the cause of the problem is diagnosed, it helps to have someone guide you though the healing process.
Cliintel works alongside companies to form better procedures to ensure the company can operate with the utmost efficiency. This small business consulting company specializes in analyzing Big Data. They are experts at taking a companies pile of data and turning it into information that is easily understood and ready to be used in real time decision making.
Cliintel is the friend who steps in and shows you that the reason your puzzle is not fitting together is because your 2 year old mixed the pieces with another puzzle. Cliintel is the mechanic that tell you that what you though was a dead battery in your car is really a faulty alternator.
If your business is slipping below its potential, get the help you need. Take a look at Cliintel and see what insights they can bring you!