Bioinformatics clouds for big data manipulation

L. Dai, X. Gao, Y. Guo, J. Xiao, Z. Zhang
Biol Direct, 7:43, (2012)

Bioinformatics clouds for big data manipulation


Bioinformatics, Data manipulation


​As advances in life sciences and information technology bring profound influences on bioinformatics due to its interdisciplinary nature, bioinformatics is experiencing a new leap-forward from in-house computing infrastructure into utility-supplied cloud computing delivered over the Internet, in order to handle the vast quantities of biological data generated by high-throughput experimental technologies. Albeit relatively new, cloud computing promises to address big data storage and analysis issues in the bioinformatics field. Here we review extant cloud-based services in bioinformatics, classify them into Data as a Service (DaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and present our perspectives on the adoption of cloud computing in bioinformatics.


DOI: 10.1186/1745-6150-7-43


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