Angewandte Mikrobiologie: Offener Zugang
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ISSN: 2471-9315


Big Genomic Data in Bioinformatics Cloud

Prachi Singh

The achievement of Human Genome project has led to the proliferation of genomic sequencing data. This along with the next generation sequencing has helped to reduce the cost of sequencing, which has further increased the demand of analysis of this large genomic data. This data set and its processing has aided medical researches.

Thus, we require expertise to deal with biological big data. The concept of cloud computing and big data technologies such as the Apache Hadoop project, are hereby needed to store, handle and analyse this data. Because, these technologies provide distributed and parallelized data processing and are efficient to analyse even petabyte (PB) scale data sets. However, there are some demerits too which may include need of larger time to transfer data and lesser network bandwidth, majorly.