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What is Distributed Systems

Handbook of Research on Data Science for Effective Healthcare Practice and Administration
Network of independent computers whose users utilize them as a single system connected with a middleware service.
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Overview of Big Data in Healthcare
Mohammad Hossein Fazel Zarandi (Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran) and Reyhaneh Gamasaee (Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2515-8.ch016
Big data is a new ubiquitous term for massive data sets having large, more varied and complex structure with the complexities and difficulties of storing, analyzing and visualizing for further processes or results. The use of Big Data in health is a new and exciting field. A wide range of use cases for Big Data and analytics in healthcare will benefit best practice development, outcomes analysis, prediction, and surveillance. Consequently, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of Big Data in Healthcare systems including two applications of Big Data analysis in healthcare. The first one is understanding disease outcomes through analyzing Big Data, and the second one is the application of Big Data in genetics, biological, and molecular fields. Moreover, characteristics and challenges of healthcare Big Data analysis as well as technologies and software used for Big Data analysis are reviewed.
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A collection of independent machines connected by a network and equipped with software that provides the ability to machines to manage and coordinate their activities and share resources such as hardware, software and data. To the user it appears as an integrated single computer.
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