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Arizona State University Adopts Hortonworks Data Platform to Shed Light on the Genetic Links to Cancer

Katie Kennedy

Recently announced, Arizona State University (ASU) is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) to further Cancer research. With HDP, ASU Researchers have the tools they need to store, process, and query more data at a faster pace, allowing researchers to ask better questions and uncover new links between genetics and cancer.

ASU has put an emphasis on innovative approaches to research such as with its Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI). CASI’s research mission is to develop and promote entirely new technologies and novel solutions to complex global challenges in health, sustainability, security and education. As part of this mission, CASI researchers are looking to genomics to better understand and solve the complex problem of cancer.

“Our genome database is simply unapproachable with traditional technology,” said Dr. Kenneth Buetow, director of Computational Sciences and Informatics for CASI. “With HDP, we are able to explore questions we simply couldn’t before by having both the availability of data and the technical capability to analyze it. It has also sped our time to insight enormously, returning results in seconds. Hadoop has the capacity to transform biomedicine.”

Find more information on ASU's usage of HDP™ to further cancer research here.

Find more information on Hortonworks here.

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