What is your approach to big data?

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Response: Our solution is a combination of relational and non-relational platforms. We believe this strategy is the best approach to analytics in healthcare, given the volume, structure, and type of data that currently exists in the healthcare data ecosystem. From a product perspective, we use Microsoft SQL Server 2012, PolyBase, HDInsight, and Microsoft’s Parallel Data Warehouse. Microsoft SQL Server alone, without the Big Data extensions, scales easily to the petabyte level. We utilize PolyBase to serve as the Big Data/RDBMS translation interface engine.