Cost Savings

Storage cost reduced between
60% and 90%


Lossless Streaming Compression

Full validation and MD5 matching


Faster Transfer

Data transfer times reduced between
60% and 90%


Transparent Usage

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


Speeds up Analysis

Reduces I/O which dominates performance


NGS Quality Score Refinement

Optional feature preserves and improves genotyping accuracy


No lock-in

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


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


"By using PetaSuite compression software for our data we have achieved our primary aim of dramatically increasing our storage capacity. This means that we do not need to spend precious resources on replacing or adding to it. The PetaGene team were responsive to our needs, including managing the demands of using IGV to efficiently access the compressed data via Apache server without decompressing the data first.

Per Sikora, Head of Facility

Per Sikora

Gothenburg, Sweden
Head of Facility, Clinical Genomics Gothenburg

“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.


Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology chooses PetaSuite for genomic oncology data compression

We are pleased to announce that Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, the largest pediatric cancer center in Europe, has chosen to use PetaGene’s transparent, lossless genomic data compression software, called PetaSuite, to reduce its data storage costs while accelerating access to the data. Next-generation sequencing plays an integral role in the Center’s diagnostics and research …

Genique Lifesciences appointed exclusive PetaGene distributor for India

We are pleased to announce that PetaGene has signed an agreement appointing Genique Lifesciences as the exclusive distributor of our genomic data management software in India. The agreement will allow India-based Genique Lifesciences to act as the exclusive sales channel for PetaGene’s genomic data compression software for the growing Indian market. Genique’s founding team has …

ASHG 2019 in Houston

We will be among the exhibitors (on booth #609) at the ASHG Annual Meeting 2019 in Houston, TX from 15th to 19th October. Each year the event attracts around 6,500 scientific attendees, plus 250 exhibiting companies. It’s the world’s largest gathering of human genetics professionals. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion …