Monitoring patient vitals at Children's Hospital

Researchers at a Children's Hospital are using Hadoop to capture and analyze medical sensor data.

Problem: Collecting lots (billions) of data points from sensors / machines attached to the patients. This data was periodically purged before because storing this large volume of data on expensive storage was cost-prohibitive.

Solution: Continuously streaming data from sensors/machines is collected and stored in HDFS. HDFS provides scalable data storage at reasonable cost.