Categorisation of Big Data business cases and applications


There is always the question what are the business cases for Big Data applications. People keep on asking me when it makes sense to use Big Data applications. The answer is that there are many business cases for Big Data applications. I’ve tried to categorise Big Data applications based on their major fields. I found 5 fields that are relevant to Big Data applications: Social Media and Big Data, Big Data and Business applications, Smart Applications using Big Data, Big Data in the public sector and Big Data in Healthcare. This categorisation might not be complete at all and I ask you to send me feedback either by posting a comment here or on other media such as Facebook, … Let’s first start with Big Data in Healthcare applications. The illustration below shows some typical use-cases for Big Data Healthcare applications. [widgets_on_pages id=”sb”] Big Data is helpful for insurance companies, since they can improve the premium. Insurance companies can analyse

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