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Clefs CEA No 64 – Parution : June 2017
CEA has a full role to play in the “Big Data revolution” that has been under way for less than a decade. Not only do a large number of its teams belong to communities managing major data platforms (astrophysics, climate, genomics, etc.) but also and above all, it is actively involved in the design and deployment of data processing, simulation and visualisation infrastructures which make a contribution to national technological sovereignty.

DEFINITION OF BIG DATA

It was in the 1990s that the term Big Data took on its current meaning as a technological challenge for the analysis of large quantities of data. These data were first of all scientific, but increasingly are being collected on a day-to-day basis by various technical means. “Big Data” is both the production of massive amounts of data and the development of technologies capable of processing them in order to extract correlations or meanings.

VIEWPOINT

"Building lasting digital trust, together" : The viewpoint of Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, former Minister.


CONTEXT

CEA has a full role to play in the initiatives being taken at the national and European levels, to stimulate research and innovation in the field of Big Data.


I  BIG DATA TECHNOLOGIES

As a producer and user of the larges masses of data generated by its research activities, and whether alone or with scientific and industrial partners, CEA is actively involved in developing technologies capable of processing them, storing them, reusing them and offering the highest level of protection for them.

  • FROM PRODUCTION TO EXPLOITATION OF DATA
  • DATA VISUALISATION
  • DATA PROTECTION 



II  SCOPE OF APPLICATION

The Big Data technologies developed by CEA benefit all of its areas of research: defence and security, nuclear and renewable energies, fundamental research in the physical and life sciences, technological research.

  • THE DATA OF SCIENCE
  • HEALTH
  • ENERGY
  • INDUSTRIAL DATA
  • THE DATA OF DAILY LIFE



III  OUTLOOK

With the growth of Big Data, both scientific practices and our lifestyles will be changing: a few avenues for reflection on an ongoing “revolution”.


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