Tag: life sciences

Life Sciences Cultivate Streaming Analytics

Aug 15, 2016 |

Transatlantic partners are applying machine-learning algorithms to a financial HPC platform to develop predictive models for studying crop growth patterns and agriculture practices. The partners said the models would include variables such as crop response and adaptation to environmental stresses. Read more…

Survey: Big Data Goes Mainstream

Jan 11, 2016 |

Financial services firms remain the biggest users of big data technologies in the most recent survey of adoption rates for Fortune 1000 companies.

However, the annual survey by management consultant NewVantage Partners found that the life sciences and healthcare sectors are rapidly embracing big data, beginning to develop what it called a “robust data management capabilities” Read more…

Analytics Startup Looks to Cut Prescription Drug Costs

Dec 16, 2015 |

A big data startup emerging from stealth mode this week is focused on helping company healthcare plans avoid increasingly common price spikes for prescription drugs.

Oration, Foster City, Calif., said Wednesday (Dec. Read more…

Sharing Infrastructure: Can Hadoop Play Well With Others?

Mar 28, 2013 |A lot of big data/Hadoop implementations are swimming against the currents of what recent history has taught about large scale computing and the result is a significant amount of waste, says Univa CEO, Gary Tyreman, who believes that Hadoop shared-infrastructure environments are on the rise. Read more…

In-Memory Tweaks Boost Proteomics Research

Sep 4, 2012 |From genome sequencing to mass spectrometry to collect information for proteomics work, researchers have honed the craft of data collection for the life sciences—now the real questions of large-scale analysis are foremost on the minds of many in this... Read more…

Startup Tackles University Genomics Bottlenecks

Jan 24, 2012 |This week Appistry, a small company that has been making news this year, announced a new partnership with a university's genomics initiative to extend their capabilities to conduct plant and animal genome research through the use of.... Read more…

Appistry Weaves Vision of Big Analytics Growth

Jan 12, 2012 |Appistry has had a record year and while still a small company, it is aiming high. The St. Louis-based high-throughput analytics as a service company is focusing on verticals that generate a lot of data, and offering up the claim that they have a solution to crunch it via their cloud platform. Read more…

Genomics Project Taps SGI for Big Data Needs

Nov 2, 2011 |Japan's Institute for Chemical Research has selected SGI's UV 1000 as its data-intensive computing system of choice to handle massive life sciences demands at Kyoto University for its GenomeNet project. Read more…