Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Cloud: Present and Future

Jiajia Chen, Fuliang Qian, Wenying Yan, Bairong Shen
2013 BioMed Research International  
Next generation sequencing and other high-throughput experimental techniques of recent decades have driven the exponential growth in publicly available molecular and clinical data. This information explosion has prepared the ground for the development of translational bioinformatics. The scale and dimensionality of data, however, pose obvious challenges in data mining, storage, and integration. In this paper we demonstrated the utility and promise of cloud computing for tackling the big data
more » ... blems. We also outline our vision that cloud computing could be an enabling tool to facilitate translational bioinformatics research.
doi:10.1155/2013/658925 pmid:23586054 pmcid:PMC3613081 fatcat:dmpe2jfwxvaoxoagpkhwu4gnnu