The Guardian's DataBlog reports from the Teradata Partners' Conference in Washington, DC, that while many view the big data trend as "overly corporate," it is "becoming increasingly clear that it can be — and is being — a force for good in the wider world."

One example is the use of big data methods to analyze growing volumes of genome sequencing data — specifically cloud computing solutions from Amazon and Microsoft, the blog notes.

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