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How could SAP handle large dataset of gene sequence and the analyses?

Gene sequence data is large, and sequence alignment process requires lot of memory and CPU process, how could SAP handle large dataset of gene sequence and the analyses?

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      Author's profile photo Oliver Nuernberg
      Oliver Nuernberg

      Hi,

      basically Data are pulled into HANA where the column-based storage and the fact that data are held in memory makes the analysis so fast. Check out this presentation:

      http://www.winsymposium.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/L02-02_WIN_Symposium_Werner_Eberhardt_SAP_REVISED.pdf

      as well as the featured content for the Life Sciences Space. You are right, you need plenty of memory but you can get 4TB RAM easily nowadays. Check out this blog as well:

      http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/11/03/massive-simplification-case-of-sap-financials-on-hana

      Even though this is financials rather then gene sequencing it nicely expalins some of the underlying technology.

      Oliver

      PS: post such topis as questions to get a faster answer  😉 !

      Author's profile photo Oliver Nuernberg
      Oliver Nuernberg

      ...and another addition to this. Check out the article on Forbes magacine "The White House Honors SAP, Stanford and NCT for Genomics Advances".

      Oliver