Evolving Considerations for Data Storage in Life Sciences

June 5, 2019

The latest lab instruments are driving the need for powerful IT resources in the life sciences, including data storage. Laboratory technologies are evolving rapidly. The latest instruments for life science research enable scientists to visualize highly detailed 3D models of protein molecules and assemble genomes in a fraction of the time they could in the past.New lab instruments are also producing tremendous amounts of data. For example, in the field of genomic research, nextgeneration sequencing (NGS) instruments can output 1 TB of data per hour. Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is another burgeoning field that can produce massive data volumes. With cryo-EM, researchers study protein molecules at cryogenic temperatures, taking numerous images of each molecule and constructing 3D models. Researchers then use those models to study cancer at a molecular level and develop strategies for combating emerging viruses, such as Zika. The cryo-EM workflow can generate 5 TB of data in 24 hours.

Spotlight

Axtria - Ingenious Insights

Axtria is a Big Data Analytics company which combines industry knowledge, analytics and technology to help clients make better data-driven decisions. Our data analytics and software platforms support sales, marketing, and risk management operations in the life sciences, finance, retail, and technology industries. We serve clients with a high-touch on-site and onshore presence, leveraged by a global delivery platform that focuses on reducing the total cost of ownership with efficient execution, innovation, and virtualization. Axtria works with more than 30 clients, including 5 of the Fortune 50, and 8 of the top 10 global life sciences companies.

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
news image

Big Data Analytics and privacy & data protection

whitePaper | August 31, 2022

The rise of Big Data and Data Analytics provides great opportunities for organizations to realize new ways of doing business and will give a significant increase in added value. Organizations that do not ‘catch the Big Data Analytics train’ run the risk of falling behind. According to the European Commission1 the value of European citizens’ personal data has the potential to grow to nearly € 1 trillion a year by 2020.

Read More
news image

How Data Maturity and Product Analytics Improve Digital Experiences and Business Outcomes

whitePaper | October 5, 2022

As we assess the global business environment in the latter half of 2022, perhaps the best single word that describes the state of play is uncertainty. Planning for uncertainties is a significant part of what we, as business executives and individuals, do on a daily basis. In times of uncertainty, brands realize they must work even harder to retain customers and deepen relationships by delivering value and empathy at scale. As we analyze our uncertainties, we can take comfort and guidance from management guru Peter Drucker, who wrote that “strategy aims to exploit the new and different opportunities of tomorrow” (Managing in Turbulent Times, 1980).

Read More
news image

Protect personally identifiable information with data privacy measures

whitePaper | September 23, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic times will go down in the annals of history as the ones which saw organizations face significant disruption in the way they executed their frontend business and backend operations. The pandemic waves have made organizations do the unthinkable – allowing their workforce to either operate exclusively from their homes, or at a minimum, distribute their working hours between home and office.

Read More
news image

5 Steps to Creating Business Value

whitePaper | October 21, 2022

Connecting high-quality data assets to the consumers who depend on them unleashes new possibilities for creating more business value.

Read More
news image

Enterprise analytics: Ideal vs. Reality

whitePaper | September 28, 2021

Read on to learn how the Cloudera Data Platform accelerates your on-premises data analytics operations in a manner reminiscent of the cloud, unlocking flexibility, scale, and power from your traditional, on-premises data center.

Read More
news image

On Artificial Intelligence A European approach to excellence and trust

whitePaper | February 19, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is developing fast. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production systems through predictive maintenance, increasing the security of Europeans, and in many other ways that we can only begin to imagine. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) entails a number of potential risks, such as opaque decision-making, gender-based or other kinds of discrimination, intrusion in our private lives or being used for criminal purposes.

Read More

Spotlight

Axtria - Ingenious Insights

Axtria is a Big Data Analytics company which combines industry knowledge, analytics and technology to help clients make better data-driven decisions. Our data analytics and software platforms support sales, marketing, and risk management operations in the life sciences, finance, retail, and technology industries. We serve clients with a high-touch on-site and onshore presence, leveraged by a global delivery platform that focuses on reducing the total cost of ownership with efficient execution, innovation, and virtualization. Axtria works with more than 30 clients, including 5 of the Fortune 50, and 8 of the top 10 global life sciences companies.

Events