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Of course, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are huge enterprises and have access to petabytes of data for analytics. However, they are not the only examples of how Big Data has affected business processes. Examples abound from the scientific, medical, and engineering communities, where huge amounts of data are gathered through experimentation, observation, and case studies. For example, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can generate one petabyte of data per second, giving new meaning to the concept of Big Data. CERN relies on those data to determine the results of experiments using complex algorithms and analytics that can take significant amounts of time and processing power to complete.