Start solving your data challenges at ASHG 2018 in San Diego

Posted on September 6, 2018
ASHG 2018 graphic - see us on booth 819
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Every year the ASHG annual meeting attracts the thought leaders in the field of human genetics. Will you be among them at ASHG 2018 in San Diego? If so, visit us on booth #819 during the three days of the exhibition, October 17th to 19th, to let us know about the data challenges you face.

Our team has extensive experience in health information technologies, systems development and large-scale genomics. We’ll be delighted to discuss how to address the frustrations caused by ever increasing volumes of genomic data.

Those challenges go beyond the simple cost of on-premises or cloud storage. There’s the transfer and analysis times for large data sets to consider too. Speeding those up can give a great boost to your research. Our PetaSuite compression software integrates seamlessly with analysis pipelines, reduces I/O demand and facilitates collaboration.

We’ll also be hosting a session in CoLab Theater 3 on Thursday 18th from 4:00 to 4:15pm to present on how using appropriate compression technology can benefit commercial and research organizations working with genomic data.

If you’re attending ASHG 2018 in San Diego, drop by booth #819 or book a meeting in advance of the show to make sure we fit into your schedule. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you’d like to know more about the ASHG meeting or register to attend, visit the website.

Second win at Bio-IT World.

Posted on June 12, 2018
Bio-IT World Best of Show 2018 winner logo
The PetaGene team celebrating their win
From left: Vaughan Wittorff, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer; Dan Greenfield, Co-Founder and CEO; Mar Sanchez Gadea, Business Support Administrator and Michael Hultner SVP Strategy & GM US Operations

We launched PetaSuite Cloud Edition (CE) at Bio-IT World 2018, the premiere conference for IT in the Life Sciences.  Its benefits for organisations working with genomic data in terms of reduced storage cost, shorter data transfer times and quicker analysis were immediately recognised by the judges of the Best in Show awards; they awarded it top prize in the storage infrastructure and hardware category.  This is the second time we have won this influential award.  The original version of PetaSuite picked up Best of Show in the category for optimising speed and storage at the same event in 2016.

In her award citation for PetaSuite CE, Allison Proffit, Bio-IT World Editor, said: “the judges were very impressed with an offering that lets users access data compression, objects in storage or an s3 bucket, all from the command line.”

Petasuite CE allows a user’s software tools and next generation sequencing (NGS) pipelines to seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of cloud storage platforms without modification.  Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), private cloud and hybrid cloud are all supported transparently.

PetaSuite CE also delivers significantly improved, high-performance, scalable genomic compression technology.  Lossless compression ratios of up to 10x for GATK BAM files are now possible. Other NGS file types such as FASTQ.gz can now also achieve much better compression ratios.  For FASTQ.gz files, the ratio is up to 4.3 times compression.  This represents a potential space saving of 77%, which brings dramatic cost and transfer time reductions without compromising the quality of the original genomic data.

Dan Greenfield, our co-founder and CEO said: “We are honoured to win this prestigious award for the second time. The fact that the judges acknowledged the importance of our seamless cloud integration, with its implications for scaling and collaboration, was particularly pleasing.  We will continue to strive to create solutions which speed up cooperation and analysis for our research and diagnostic customers.”

Find out more about PetaSuite Cloud Edition on the products page or get in touch via our contact page.