There are four key issues to overcome if you want to tame Big Data: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. You have to be able to deal with lots and lots, of all kinds of data, moving really quickly.
Big Data Analytics has a huge impact on how we plan CERN’s overall technology strategy as well as specific strategies for High-Energy Physics analysis. We want to profit from our data investment and extract the knowledge. This has to be done in a proactive, predictive and intelligent way.
This presentation shows you how we use Big Data Analytics to improve the operation of the Large Hardron Collider. See also: http://alexloth.com/2012/06/03/challenges-big-data-analytics-high-energy-physics/