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The Life Sciences Data Explosion: Further Reading

by Catherine Chiang – December 27, 2017

Thanks to recent advances in life sciences research technology, such as genome sequencing, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry, scientific research is generating unstructured data more quickly than IT can deal with the data growth.

Interested in learning more? We’ve done your research for you. Here are five articles that will make you feel less alone under your explosion of data.

Biology’s Big Problem: There’s Too Much Data to Handle (Wired )

Why the sudden explosion of life sciences data? Why is handling massive amounts of data especially difficult for the life sciences research industry? This article provides a detailed background of biology’s growing data crisis, and explains challenges of data management specific to the life sciences field.

Storing Scientific Data for the Future (CNRS News )

The science industry lags behind in storing and protecting data over long periods of time, which results in lost research. Effective data preservation would create new opportunities to analyze historical data with new techniques, but unfortunately, data loss in the science industry prevents this low-cost research from occurring. Learn about the problems with current scientific data management strategies in this article.

The Next Digital Arms Race in Life Sciences (Bio-IT World )

The need to store and preserve data actually threatens to limit the pace of scientific research, due to the costs of storing that data. The cost of science, which generates data, goes down five times a year while the cost of the computing infrastructure only goes down twice a year. Therefore, it’s essential to find a data storage solution that can scale with your data. This article provides key factors to look for in a solution (hint: the ability to handle petabytes of data and billions of files, data accessibility, and low latency top the list!).

How healthcare organizations can reap value from vast stores of data (Health Data Management )

Healthcare organizations have immense amounts of data, and that data is only growing. This article describes strategies for deriving value from health data, which starts with effectively managing that data.

Data: The Lifeblood of Life Sciences Research (Bio-IT World )

How can a tiered storage approach help you manage your growing scientific data? Read up on the essential features of a successful tiered storage solution for scientific data in this article.

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