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San Diego Uses Big Data to Unclog Public Transit

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InformationWeek.com offers an exclusive look at how the city's transit agency is analyzing 500,000 transactions a day to create the best rider experience possible.

NEW YORK, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System was suffering from a case of serious data overload. How they're handling it offers lessons for any business feeling overwhelmed by big data.

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In this exclusive interview with Information Week Executive Editor Doug Henschen, the agency's IT leaders reveal how San Diego MTS is tackling the challenge in order to improve rider experience, enhance safety and increase revenue.

The article reveals how the transit agency is correlating data from more than four disparate data systems using a cloud-based analytics modeling platform built on Hadoop. The outputs include blended data sets, reports, and sophisticated geospatial visualizations, all with the goal of improving transit operations and enhancing rider experience.

Click here to learn more about San Diego's unique big data initiative.

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