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Big Data becomes Smart Data

We draw a system of sensors scattered around the city

Unique information generation and its transmission is not tasked to humans. Most industrial devices and objects - from very small details to huge systems – are equipped with environmental sensors. Why not put all this information to use and manage complex technical systems in real time? Not only to understand what  is happening at the moment, but what problems can possibly emerge in the nearest future, and how to prevent them with minimum effort. A perfect example of such preventative management is "Smart City". The coordination centre is flooded with terabytes of information from a huge number of sources: on the slightest weather changes, the state of emergency services, the numbers of cars, pipeline and energy systems, the number of employees working for companies who are at their workplace at the moment -Everything that could possibly be relevant to the life of a megapolis. Information is gathered, analysed, and a recommendation is given: a node is damaged, in order to avoid the blackout of the whole block, it should be replaced as soon as possible. Or to urgently call out 7 more cardiologists and 20 nurses. Or to reduce the heating of some buildings in 3 hours, because warming is predicted in the area.

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