Developing a file system structure to solve healthcare big data storage and archiving problems using a distributed file system

There's been plenty of talk about big data management over the past few years, particularly in the domain of software-based management of said data. But what of the IT infrastructure, particularly in the world of heathcare, where file size and number continue to grow? Ergüzen and Ünver describe in this 2018 paper published in Applied Sciences how they researched and developed a modern file system structure that handles the intricacies of big data in healthcare for Kırıkkale University. After discussing big data problems and common architectures, the duo lay out the various puzzle pieces that make up their file system, reporting system performance "97% better than the NoSQL system, 80% better than the RDBMS, and 74% better than the operating system" via improvements in read-write performance, robustness, load balancing, integration, security, and scalability.

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