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March 23, 2011


Sunil Sasidharan


The "Big Data " is slowly populating into every single industry that exists today. More and more digitalization performed in these industries have infact contributed to an increase in the amount of data , both structured ( huge chunk of files with single file format ) and unstructured ( data that are of different file formats ). One industry that in already sinking in with a huge data load is healthcare.

Governments across the globe have emphasised the need to mandate the Electronic health Record (EMR) system. A huge amount of information in form of e- prescription, images, scans, laboratory results, bills are being fed into the EMR. Many hospitals across the globe are allocate huge budgets in re- structuring their whole technological infrastructure to support their growing data .Instantly this raises a question in my mind.

Will healthcare industry be the first to witness the “Big Data effect” and will it serve as a initial play ground for any market participant who likes to captivate on the Big Data?

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My name is Sunil Sasidharan, working as a Research Analyst with the Healthcare IT Sector in Frost & Sullivan. You can contact me @

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Andy Sparkes

Luckily HP is also investing in this space heavily with storage, compute and software, we closed the Vertica acquisition yesterday and we now have some of the largest web and media companies using the HP stack in its entirety. Not content though and are working on some fantastic POC's where we are running analytics on the storage itself at some very large points of scale.


HDS VSP is already getting lot of traction and the new feature like Dynamic tiering and 3D growth will definitely put pressure on the competition.

Chuck Hollis

Andy and Vijay

Thanks for dropping by my personal blog and sprinkling it with competitive fertilizer. Let me know if I can return the favor sometime?

-- Chuck

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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