Award Winning Innovation
PetaGene has twice won Best of Show at Bio-IT World in Boston, the premier conference for IT in the Life Sciences. The first win came in 2016 for PetaSuite, which beat 46 competitors to win in the category for optimising speed and storage. In 2018, PetaGene won again in the storage infrastructure and hardware category for the innovations delivered by the Cloud Edition of PetaSuite.
“The judges chose a new product that could give you millions of dollars worth of storage savings right now, a product that several of our judges wanted to go buy immediately after lunch.”
“We were looking for a reliable NGS compression solution that we could quickly deploy at scale on our large cluster and would allow us to reduce our tier 1 storage needs. We were under time pressure to decide on a solution for funding reasons and PetaGene was willing to go the extra mile to help us. We decided to go with PetaGene as they offer transparent on-the-fly decompression and we estimated that there would be an overall cost saving compared to other solutions.”
“Handling the enormous amount of data we receive from genome sequencing is a huge challenge in our group as we analyse data from more than 10,000 human genomes... PetaGene’s solutions allow us to easily store, use and visualise the sequencing data at a fraction of the cost.”
Customers and Collaborators
How Does it Work?
- PetaGene supplies multi-threaded Linux software (PetaSuite) for you to use to losslessly compress your BAM and FASTQ.gz files for savings of between 60% and 90%, whether on-premises on in the cloud.
- You never need to decompress the files – our software comes with a user-mode shim (PetaLink) that does efficient random-access on-the-fly decompression out of memory so that the files appear with their original filenames in their original format. Performance is improved by doing this, due to I/O savings.
- The Cloud Edition of PetaSuite even allows you to transparently migrate your pipelines to the cloud and/or access remote data as if it is local without downloading it first.