Beth Schultz

A Healthy Regimen: MPP, MapReduce & In-Database Analytics

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BethSchultz   7/24/2012 10:13:02 AM
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@Maryam, that's definitely the danger. I would suspect this issue will crop up time and again as companies get deeper and deeper into their modeling capabilties.

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Maryam@Impact   7/23/2012 11:32:27 PM
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Beth, I think proactive medicine is awesome just as long as it is not used by insurance companies to adjust premiums for those with perceived higher risk for diseases. There are so many variables that can affect the severity and manifestation of a disease, penalizing someone based on a model would be a travesty.

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Re: Aster MapReduce Platform - a good option
BethSchultz   7/20/2012 3:59:21 PM
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So true, Hospice. Perhaps people should start learning MapReduce skills. Here's someplace to start.

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Aster MapReduce Platform - a good option
Hospice_Houngbo   7/20/2012 12:49:10 PM
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@Beth,

Many organizations are taking advantage of the power of MapReduce to tackle their unstructure data challenge. But they often lack Mapreduce skills in their IT team and projects are delayed  for that reason. Things will certainly be much easier when they alreaby have a ready-to-use MPP tool such as Teradata's Aster MapReduce Platform at hand.

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Re: Data of the Future
Hospice_Houngbo   7/20/2012 12:32:16 PM
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@Data Diva,

Agreed,

Database security is certainly not an option; it is mandatory, especially when an organization is working with sensitive data such as patients health information. Data   encryption do offer a much secure level of protection (associated with a good access control and authentication), and Aurora can certainly get good security recommendations from a relevant database system and sofware vendors such as Oracle.

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Noreen Seebacher   7/19/2012 1:51:43 PM
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I wish we were given a chance to read our own medical records before we left the physician's office. At least that way we'd know what kind of dirt could surface in the event of a breach. Or we could embrace the damaging things proactively, like "Crazy? You bet!"

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BethSchultz   7/19/2012 1:09:54 PM
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Hi Data Diva. During our call, Dave and I did not get a chance to talk about privacy and security concerns with the quick exception being how the company is working with de-identified data as part of its participation in the Oracle Health Sciences Network, which I wrote about earlier. I did notice, however, that Teradata Aster platform Aurora uses is compatible with Quest Authentication Services

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Data Diva   7/19/2012 12:27:01 PM
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Seems like a really forward-looking solution that will take advantage of Big Data's power to give Aurora an edge in treatment.

I DO associate Oracle with the best encryption and privacy, though.  Always a worry if that's being given short shrift with medical records...

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