There are a variety of ways to use big data, and the California Common Operating Picture and Haystax Technology 'Constellation' analytics platform is certainly one of the more complex ones.
Used by law enforcement officials in the west coast state to ensure safety during the Super Bowl at the Santa Clara Levi Stadium, the platform worked well to detect potential threats. The tool is based in the Amazon Web Services cloud and enabled local police officers and even FBI agents to stay connected to keep track of what was happening before, during and after the big game.
Chief Technology Officer of Haystax Technology Bryan Ware explains that. "This gives agents real-time visibility of potential threats in the area, and makes it easier to coordinate across agencies. It’s a practical way to use big data for security."