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Markets Join the conversation. close Like CNET on Facebook for the latest in tech news and reviews. Object 1 Don't show this again Home News Software, Interrupted Software, Interrupted Object 2 Filed Under: Software, Interrupted Cutting Edge Business Tech Learning from physics research to tackle big data By: Dave Rosenberg September 23, 2011 2:42 PM PDT Print E-mail Share 3 comments
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ROOT framework (Credit: CERN ) Companies are increasingly collecting amounts of digital information that are so large as to be unwieldy. It's no surprise that finding a way to securely store, categorize and recall this information efficiently is a huge advantage for any enterprise or organization.
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The growth of information has introduced an entirely new category of software in the big-data arena, which includes a variety of databases, processing engines, and applications. The main objective of all of these tools is to make data more malleable and consumable so that it can be used in an easier way. This week, CERN , the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced a relationship with software integrity provider Coverity to upkeep ROOT , a custom-built data analysis framework that processes and makes available the 15 petabytes of information that are generated each year from experiments using CERN's Large Hadron Collider--dubbed the largest scientific instrument ever built. The information stored in ROOT helps CERN's 10,000 physicists piece together what our universe is made of and how it works by studying what happens when particles of matter collide into each other at close to the speed of light . Every second, scientists at CERN oversee 600 million of these particle collisions, which generate enough data to fill up 15,000 standard disk drives.
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Usually, it takes years for cutting-edge research to trickle down into enterprise solutions and even longer for it to permeate a market--primarily due to the lack of resources familiar with the technology. However, with
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