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Station X, Qubole Ink Product Integration Agreement

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Station X is using Qubole's cloud-based platform to power GenePool, its software-as-a-service solution for managing, visualizing, analyzing, and sharing genomic and clinical data, Qubole said today.

Qubole's data platform runs on the three major public clouds — Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure — and offers services using open source technologies, such as Presto, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Oozie, Sqoop, and Spark. GenePool will use two of those services — Presto, a distributed query engine, and Hadoop, a framework for distributed data storage and processing — to support and enable large-scale genome analysis, Qubole said.

According to the partners, the integrated solution frees GenePool customers to focus on topics of interest instead of spending time learning how to utilize petabyte-scale storage, compute clustering, machine learning, and MapReduce technologies.

"Qubole has allowed us to meet the computational needs of our customers working at any scale and ensure that we always have the right amount of compute power for the job ... greatly speeding up the time to insight for GenePool users," Anish Kejariwal, senior director of engineering at Station X, said in a statement. Moreover, "research scientists and clinicians can focus on digging into and collaborating around the data to find those hidden patterns that can ultimately lead to life-saving discoveries," he added.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.