Not all Big Data is created equal. Data associated with the Industrial Internet – that is, data created by industrial equipment such as wind turbines, jet engines, and MRI machines – holds more potential business value on a size-adjusted basis than other types of Big Data associated with the social Web, consumer Internet and other sources.

This is due to the nature of the industry sectors whose high-value assets create the majority of Industrial Internet data. Industrial sectors such as healthcare, energy, and transportation impact outcomes across geographic, socio-economic and commercial boundaries.