How big data is influencing personal genomics in the health care industry.

Discussion board 1
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Big data has influenced many industries. One area that has been greatly influenced is the health care industry.
• Describe how big data is influencing personal genomics in the health care industry.
• Evaluate how analyzing an individual’s genomes can aid in the foundation of predictive and preventive medicine.
Note: Focus this discussion on sequencing of big data genomics.
Discussion Board 2
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Although the use of big data offers many advantages in the health care field, it also poses many concerns with regard to privacy and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Discuss concerns about big data analytics with regard to privacy and HIPPA compliance based on this week’s readings and other scholarly articles.
Discussion board 3
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Cloud technologies and big data technologies have begun to merge and now offer a cost-effective delivery option for cloud-based big data analytics.
• What benefits do pay-as-you-go cloud technology services provide to businesses, organizations, and individuals? Please include in your discussion the impact in regards to resources (i.e., equipment and personnel).
• Do you think this will replace conventional data centers?

Discussion Board 4
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Database management systems have been used to process data for over two decades. Within the past few years, data sets have become too large to manage with these traditional methods.
• Compare and contrast the methods used in traditional data management to the methods used by Hadoop® technology to manage big data.
• Your discussion should include the advantages of parallel processing.

Discussion Board 5
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As discussed in this week’s reading, R has proven to be the most effective software tool for analyzing big data. Use the textbook and information found on the Internet to discuss your evaluation of this tool and its relevance in the big data arena.

Discussion Board 6
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It is critical that big data analysts are provided with software tools to effectively synthesize large data sets. Various software tools for analyzing big data have emerged in popularity over the past few years.
• Based on this week’s reading and information found on the Internet, compare and contrast at least 3 software tools that you find most effective in analyzing big data.
• Your discussion should include the advantages and disadvantages that you find with each application.
• Include a cost comparison of each software solution.
Discussion Board 7
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As noted throughout this course, big data analytics can have a profound effect on the success of a business. Several case studies regarding this success can be found here. Select a case study that interests you, and respond to the following:
• Introduce and examine the content of the case study.
• What were the key problems that needed to be resolved?
• Identify key components that lead to the company’s success.
• Do you believe this is a solution that would be beneficial to other similar organizations?

Discussion Board 8
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This has become a data-centric society, relying on real-time data and technology (i.e., cell phone, shopping online, social networking) more than ever. Although there are many advantages associated with the use of this data, there are concerns that the collection of massive amounts of data can lead to an invasion of privacy. In January, 2014, President Obama asked his staff to take the next 90 days to prepare a report for him on how big data is affecting people’s privacy. The big data report they created can be found here.
After reading the report, discuss your thoughts regarding the following:
• Do you feel the policy recommendations allow the public and private sectors to maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing the risk of privacy?
• Does the report accurately identify opportunities for big data to grow the economy, improve health and education, and make the United States safer and more energy-efficient?
• What can the general public do to protect their privacy?
Discussion Board 9
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This is a world that is constantly going through change, especially technological change. There are many predictions regarding where we will be as a society as a result of leveraging big data.
For this activity, focus your discussion on where you predict society will be in 10–15 years as a result of big data analytics. Include a minimum of 3 supporting citations in your discussion.

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