Development of a demonstrator of big data analytics

Butler, Rhett Desmond ; Bekker, James (2018)

CITATION: Butler, R. D. & Bekker, J. 2018. Development of a demonstrator of big data analytics. In SAIIE29 Proceedings, 24-26 October 2018, Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Big Data Analytics is now not only being applied in the fields of science and business, but in healthcare and economic development, by organisations such as the United Nations. The research presented in this article provides a demonstration of developing a Big Data Analytics Demonstrator by integrating selected hardware and software. The components of such an analytics tool are presented, as well as the analysis of results of test data sets. Experience gained when setting up a proprietary data analytics suite is shared, and practical recommendations are made. The goal of this demonstrator is to illustrate that a system could be built to provide meaningful insights into a given dataset, by making use of free-to-use software, commodity hardware and leveraging machine learning to mine the data for these insights.

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