Environment polluters caught by Big Data

During the past years, we at Catalysts have had several opportunities to put our big-data capabilities to use, ranging from satellite processing, finance, to business analytics. But who else employs big-data techniques, can even the public benefit from it?

As this New York Times article shows, this is possible!

Over 60 percent of all sewer backups in New York are caused by restaurants disposing cooking oil and grease into sewers, which results in clogged drains throughout the city. Analyzing public data of over 20000 restaurants, hundreds of carters, and endless kilometers of drainage, the city council could identify delinquents with a 95% success rate.

Watch our Video: what we do with Big Data

References:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/bic/downloads/pdf/pr/nyc_bic_dep_mayoroff_policy_10_18_12.pdf
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_restaurants_are_there_in_New_York_City
http://old.gothamgazette.com/article/iotw/20031020/200/569
http://www.nyc.gov/html/bic/html/trade_waste/customer_info.shtml

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