Cloud Computing Crunches Mind-boggling Data in Advanced Treatment
One of the major breakthroughs of cloud computing is the trend of leveraging investment costs during advanced treatment. For example, it might require a set of interlinked computers, in their thousands, to configure the human genome in a normal bureaucratic situation. This would require the health institution to purchase thousands of equipment to conduct the experiment. Still, it might take years to systemize the little gains made in mapping the DNA strand while investment and operational costs are still multiplying. The trend now is the reverse situation. The multiple computers will be in a remote locale and all the resources, including networked data from other research centers, in the medical industry, will be spot-on for accessing. The medics will only be paying for the space and amount of time they have spent during their advanced investigations in the medical sphere.
A case in point is the big data available at a switch of a button whenever medics are confronting one case in a million. For example, a doctor on cranium ailments, in the United States, recently discovered that the brain cells of one of his charges were extraordinary in biological make up. He had to have precedence before performing an otherwise fatal operation. All he did was enter into the cloud and mine data similar to what he was faced with. Courtesy of the datacenters that strew the Internet with information, he was able to locate a precedent and carry on with what might turn out an effective treatment approach.
Medical trends in 2012 have also enabled the public and neurological researchers to obtain data directly from hosting services like Amazon’s. The latter, established its genome study which is in the domain for anyone with interest as to how the mind-boggling genome contributes to an understanding of genes. It is now the biggest such undertaking globally, which shows that the cloud is developing into a data server for anything of interest to humankind at large.
Analysts are predicting a situation where cloud computing will clock about $5.4b in the health sector, globally in five years’ time. This is despite the fact that one year ago the medical sector contributed only four percent of investments in the cloud. However, there are still projections to the effect that the provisions will see the percentage costs rise by 20 ½ percent per year from 2012, denoting that many hospitals are embracing big data.
As a curtain to speculating about this trend, it suffices to say that big data is at the heart of the exponential expansion of the medical sector in recent times. There are a lot of policy and practical changes that have come to be already in the wake of this trend. Many governments and private health institutions are considering partnering with cloud providers for more cost-effective treatment and research.
By John Omwamba