A US government agency focused on public health was overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of information generated by the hospitals, transport hubs together with the entire power grid and social media networks they analyzed. They struggled with the cost of managing these vast quantities of data as well as the lack of uniformity. For example, flight departures and manifests are entirely different files to tweets and likes on Facebook. Until WANdisco, no solution existed to save and analyze these disparate types of data at the same time.
WANdisco Fusion not only enabled the government agency to analyze the vast quantities of data being generated, it could also guarantee reliability – a major factor which had been holding back governments from utilizing Big Data. All the insights in the world are useless if they might suddenly disappear or become inaccessible. This is a particular issue for global operations in hostile environments.
- The US government agency can now rely on 100% access to their information, regardless of where it was submitted or stored.
- Selective replication enabled differentiation between what data is relevant and what is not.
- Real time analysis enables the agency to detect unusual behavior across the country.