Netezza Performance Server

Press Release, NETEZZA DEBUTS BIOLOGY-AWARE DATA WAREHOUSE FOR ERA OF GENOMIC MEDICINE, September 22, 2003.

For years, researchers and scientists have been thwarted by the inability of computers to process genomic data at the terabyte level including sequence analysis. The NPS system for bioinformatics is a biology-aware, tera-scale data warehouse that includes data types specific to bioinformatics applications and integrates sequence analysis using BLAST with a SQL relational database. Data processing can now be done in near real-time at the source of the data. Full sets of data, rather than sample subsets, can be analyzed for a complete view of patterns and similarities. The NPS system manages fast data loads and optimizes ad hoc and complex queries for maximum performance, transforming the way researchers can use their data.

“The NPS system dramatically decreases the time and cost to produce gene profiles, sequence comparison results, and more quickly enables researchers to make important discoveries,” said Marshall Peterson, CTO, J. Craig Venter Science Foundation. “The NPS system delivers groundbreaking innovations and performance at the system architecture level, enabling genetic and other scientific researchers to analyze genomic data and combine it with other critical patient and clinical data. Managing a single copy of sequence data and associated structure data in a SQL database enables researchers to focus on important life sciences questions without having to worry about multiple copies of data in multiple formats that have to be kept in sync.”

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