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Edge Analytics - Real-Time Analysis of High-Volume Streaming Data

A description of the SEI's Edge Analytics system that surveys open-source social-media data streams and identifies significant events and emerging trends.

Software Engineering Institute


First Responders need a way to analyze high-volume data streams in real-time. This capability will become increasingly important in the crowded, often ungovernable "instant cities" that represent a critical operating environment for future military personnel.

In today's digitally connected society, virtually everyone with a smartphone is a sensor. This is the case in the domestic environment but also in chaotic, often ungovernable urban settings that are increasingly common in the developing world. First responders (whether in the military or public sector) need a way to analyze publicly available data streams (e.g., social media- text, graphic, video, audio) in real-time to enhance public safety.