20 Mar 2014

Big Data – what can it do for you?

By Lily

Back in 2012, we funded a team called Mastodon C. They had figured out a way of sending the processing you need to do for big data tasks to the most carbon efficient server. Since cloud computing accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions we thought this could have a potentially massive impact.

What we didn’t consider so much at the time was the huge impact the data analysis could have itself. In the last 2 years, Mastodon C have gone on to show the huge potential of big data to improve all aspects of our lives, from saving the public sector money to providing compelling evidence to backup policy change.

A few examples of what they’ve been up to:

If you want some help making sense of your data check them out: www.mastodonc.com