Benefits

savings

Cost Savings

Storage cost reduced between
60% and 90%

lossless

Lossless Streaming Compression

Full validation and MD5 matching

fast

Faster Transfer

Data transfer times reduced between
60% and 90%

transparent

Transparent Usage

Access compressed files in their original format. Your tools and pipelines won’t even know that anything has changed.

speedup

Speeds up Analysis

Reduces I/O which dominates performance

refinement

NGS Quality Score Refinement

Optional feature preserves and improves genotyping accuracy

no-lock-in

No lock-in

Free updates and decompression tools. Distribute your compressed data to others.

easyIT

Easy IT Deployment

Software and tools are user mode. No security issues. No sysadmin headaches.

Want to know how much you can save?

Award Winning Innovation

PetaGene has won “Best of Show” at Bio-IT World, the premier conference for IT in the Life Sciences, three times. In 2016, PetaSuite won against 46 competitors, in the category for optimising speed and storage. In 2018, PetaSuite Cloud Edition (CE) won in the infrastructure and hardware category and in 2019 PetaGene’s latest security innovation: PetaSuite Protect won the ‘Nailed It’ award against 30 competing products.

“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.”

Allison Proffitt

Boston, USA Editorial Director of Bio-IT World

Three Best of Show winner awards

Testimonials

“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.”

Dr Christophe Trefois of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Dr Christophe Trefois

Belvaux, Luxembourg
Technical Specialist at Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg

“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.”

Dr Chris Penkett Head of Pipelines for the 10K NIHR Rare Disease Genomes Project

Dr Chris Penkett

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Head of Pipelines for the 10K NIHR Rare Disease Genomes Project NHS Blood and Transplant & University of Cambridge

Customers and Collaborators

Table showing size of files created using Fastq.gz, bam, cram and PetaGene compression

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.

Blog

HIMSS Europe Conference 2019

PetaGene will be attending the HIMSS European Conference in Helsinki, Finland from 11th to 13th June. It’s a great opportunity to meet and tell us about the challenges you face when storing and working with NGS genomic data. Come along to learn more about how our dramatic compression ratios, combined with the right storage architecture, …

Case study: Storing genomic data for clinical research facilities

In clinical research, next generation sequencing (NGS) allows production of genomic data files at an ever increasing rate. Storing genomic data effectively is critical, and while sequencing costs are falling, the cost of storage for the resulting files is increasing. As the amount of data sequenced grows, genomic data storage costs and transfer times matter. …

Bio-IT World 2019 Best of Show winners

The latest addition to our product range, PetaSuite Protect, won “Best of Show” earlier this month at BioIT World Conference & Expo 2019, the premier conference for IT in Life Sciences. This is our third “Best of Show” win, previously winning in 2016 and 2018. This year, 31 new products were considered by an expert …