AI Is Booming Vaccine Supply Chain—From Blockchain To Big Data

COVID-19 cases are increasing at an astonishing rate around the globe. 96.2 million cases have occurred globally, out of which 2.06 million people have died. This immense rate of patient’s data production has paved the way for new innovative data storage technologies. This data is utilized afterward to predict and analyze pandemic measures to fight post-pandemic virus conditions. 

According to a study,  ISARIC4C is collecting data of patients who are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic from over 250 hospitals in the United Kingdom. Big data is an innovative technology that can be utilized by health care centers to store an enormous amount of patient information. This helps in developing a better understanding of the nature of this virus, and this collected information can also be further utilized for future prevention methods. This technology helps in storing all sorts of data i.e. the infected, recovered, and the number of deceased people. Prediction models have been developed by researchers which need to be fed a lot of data. The 4C deterioration model is designed using ISARIC4C data to predict the risk of COVID-19. 

The Heavenly Merge of Blockchain and Big Data

The utilization of blockchain provides an additional layer to the big data analytics operations. Moreover, these additional layers fulfill two main requirements of big-data analysis:

  1. Blockchain-based big data is structured, which makes it valuable, complete, and abundant. This also makes big data a perfect source of data analysis. 

  1. Blockchain-based big data provides enhanced CyberSecurity, as it cannot be knocked together due to network architecture. 

Blockchain and big data are the best matches one can ever come across. The question arises: who will take this initiative to provide the most suitable and best trained artificial intelligence and machine learning models, that will be operating on the top of immutable, transparent, and distributed blockchain-generated data layers?

Big data is profitable for businesses in all manner. Revenues are expected to generate up to $100 billion in annual income by 2030. The data contained in the blockchain archives will be worth up to 20% of the big data market globally.   

The Variety of Big Data Technologies

There would be no wrong in saying that big data technologies require a certain amount of effort to enhance the maturity and quality of blockchain technology. There exist countless cases from the past who wasted their time and money overcoming silly glitches with kafta, spark, Hadoop, etc. 

Outstanding and bold solutions are coming into being which is the result of the creative ideas and energy of developers with a great motivational vibe. A myriad of open source and proprietary technologies have been developed in recent years, which include Snowflake, Apache Pino, Upsolver, Delta Lake, Serverless, Presto, Hudi, and many more. 

There are sufficient chances of infrastructure outrage as compared to catch internal bugs. Big data processing frameworks are designed in such a way that they can efficiently tolerate faults. Moreover, these technologies provide simple, stable, and powerful intellections through calculations that allow developers to focus on the business side of development.  

Significant Applications of Big Data in the Pandemic 

Several aspects of digital data, which includes patient location,patient-reported travel, proximity, physiology, and current symptoms are digitized to generate actionable insights at both demography and community level.

Below are some significant applications of big data in the pandemic of COVID-19:

  • Big data is used to store the travel history of data for the purpose of fever identification and risk analysis.

  • As big data is capable of storing a massive amount of information, it is efficient enough to store all the patient’s history.

  • Big data is smart enough to keep a record of fever and other symptoms and suggest medical operations accordingly. 

  • Big data helps to analyze the number of people who are entering and leaving the affected city. Health specialists can easily identify the risk of disease in this case. 

  • Big data helps to keep track of medicines and pieces of equipment which are manufactured for curing coronavirus.

  • Big Data plays a crucial role while carrying out the process of document verification while maintaining a patient’s database.


Big data provides a massive amount of information to scientists, epidemiologists, and health workers to make future decisions that will help us to fight a strong battle against COVID-19. This data can be used to track coronavirus globally and create innovations in the global medical field. This technology provides undertake analysis of the movement, disease transmission, health monitoring, and prevention system. Moreover, big data provides predictive analysis of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery from the available data. Big data helps to track, control and monitor the evolution in the pandemic of COVID-19 and to make future predictions that will help in the development of  COVID-19 vaccines.

This UrIoTNews article is syndicated fromDzone