Renaissance in Medicine: Next-Generation Big Data Workloads
Instead of using 1s and 0s (base2), biological software is encoded as A, T, C, and G (base4). DNA sequencers are simply devices for converting information encoded in base4 to base2. Improvements in DNA sequencing technology are happening at a rate that outstrips even Moore’s Law of Computing. As a result, the number of human genomes converted to base2 and uploaded for analysis is rapidly increasing.
Medicine is undergoing a renaissance made possible by analyzing and creating insights from this huge and growing number of genomes. Personalized medicine is simply the practical application of these insights.
In this session, I will show how ETL and MapReduce can be applied in a clinical setting. I will also show how NoSQL and advanced analytics can be used to “reverse engineer” the genetic causes of disease. Such information can be used to predict and prevent individual suffering, as well as to increase the overall health of a society.