An Overview of Big Data Architectures in Healthcare

  • Hugo Torres
  • Filipe PortelaEmail author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)


It is proven that Big Data is related to an increase in efficiency and effectiveness in many areas. Although many studies have been conducted trying to prove the value of Big Data in healthcare/medicine, few practical advances have been made. In this project, an analysis and a comparison were made of the existing Big Data technologies applied in healthcare. We analyzed a Big Data solution developed for the INTCare project, a Hadoop-based solution proposed for the Maharaja Yeshwatrao hospital located in India and a solution that uses Apache Spark. The three solutions mentioned above are based on open source technology. The IBM PureData Solution for Healthcare Analytics solution used at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the Cisco Connected Health Solutions and Services solution are part of the proprietary solutions analyzed.


Big Data INTCare HealthCare 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Torres
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Algoritmi Research CenterUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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