A presentation at HPE Discover in Las Vegas takes big data analytics from the realm of number numbing algorithms to real life & death.

The story of one poor boy's life blighted by wrong diagnosis and unnecessary surgery who was saved from death, only just, through the power of the Vertica Big Data Analytics Platform .

Once engaged with Vertica It took theHudsonAlpha Facultyjust 3 months to find the solution so physicians could diagnose, prognose and give thew right treatment. Inspiring- see it at here

You will need to go to the 43rd minute but it's well worth watching other parts about sequencing the human genome.