NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NextBio said today that it is partnering with Intel to make improvements to the Hadoop stack that will support its use for genomic data analysis.

Specifically, NextBio and Intel engineering teams will make enhancements to the Hadoop Distributed File System, Hadoop, and HBase using lessons learned from NextBio's efforts to use these technologies internally, the company said.

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