Cloudera Announces Partnership with the Broad Institute

Key takeaways The Broad Institute collaborates with Cloudera to host their Apache Spark-based fourth-generation Genomics Analytics Toolkit (GATK) Pipeline. The GATK4, also known as Hellbender, is built specifically for genomics research with performance gains two orders of magnitude faster than previous versions of GATK. The life-sciences lead at Cloudera Shawn Dolley noted significant reductions in overal R&D time, but with no specific benchmarks. The cloud platform use-cases and architecture focus on avoiding duplicate infrastructures and facilitating best-practices so users can derive insights into disease and treatment rather than managing infrastructure. The Broad Institute is also collaborating with several other cloud service providers to make GATK4 available through a SaaS model to its 31,000+ users Cloudera reported last month they’d collaborated with The Broad Institute on running Broad’s Genome Analysis Toolkit…


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