This whitepaper starts by introducing some of the early applications of big data analytics in food and beverage processing. It then consolidates findings and best practices learned from other industry sectors, and is used to answer critical questions any potential user of big data analytics should consider prior to embarking on their own projects, including:
· Where is investment needed?
· How to deal with data?
· What are the challenges faced?
· What are the potential returns on investment (ROI)?