Thailand's Ministry of Justice, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) implemented a solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Apache Hadoop software to improve investigation processes and reduce manual procedures. The agency has since improved accuracy and shortened the time to investigate criminal cases from two years to 15 days.
China's Super 8 Hotels chain is growing rapidly in China but needed better tools for integrating, processing and analysing its growing data stores so that managers could make more-informed business decisions. The company deployed Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to gain a powerful and highly available data-processing foundation, easy-to-use business intelligence tools, and scalability into cloud environments.
"Big data has the potential to change the way governments, businesses and even consumers conduct business, innovate and interact in their day-to-day lives. The transformational power of big data is not only about managing the data deluge well, but also about handling the power of big data analysis to the widest set of people possible," said Ulagaratchagan.
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