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Navigating the Unstructured Data Management Challenges of Next Generation Sequencing Workflows

By Adam Marko on May 1, 2019

Life science organizations face many challenges when it comes to the informatics component of their research. Scientific instrumentation is generating unstructured data at an unprecedented rate, and existing first tier storage systems can quickly reach capacity.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is currently the largest consumer of storage capacity in the life sciences, but adding to expensive high performance storage as demands increase is not a sustainable or cost effective solution. Let’s look at the unstructured data management challenges of NGS workflows and possible solutions.

Topics: Life Sciences
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Accelerating Image Analysis and Cancer Diagnosis with AIRI from Pure Storage and Igneous

By Adam Marko on November 28, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has various applications today, from self-driving vehicles to optimizing workflows in manufacturing operations to detecting malware on the internet. Deep learning is a form of AI where multi-layer neural networks are utilized to transform input data into progressively more defined and useful outputs. Deep learning differs from machine learning (ML) in that ML focuses on the development of task-specific algorithms that can be applied to specific problems, while deep learning focuses on extracting information at multiple levels.

Topics: Igneous Solutions Life Sciences
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Archive First, Backup Should Be Boring, and Other Insights: A Conversation with Life Sciences Technologist Chris Dwan

By Catherine Chiang on April 24, 2018

Chris Dwan is a leading consultant and technologist specializing in scientific computing and data architecture for the life sciences. Previously, he directed the research computing team at the Broad Institute, and was the first technologist at the New York Genome Center.

Chris joined us for a conversation on data management challenges and trends in the life sciences. Read on to discover Chris’ insights from over a decade of experience in life sciences IT!

 

Topics: Igneous Solutions Life Sciences

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