New trends in Biotechnology: The point on NGS Cloud computing solutions

TitleNew trends in Biotechnology: The point on NGS Cloud computing solutions
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2016
AuthorsCelesti, A.., M.. Fazio, F.. Celesti_, G.. Sannino, S.. Campo, and M.. Villari
Conference Name2016 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC)
Date PublishedJune
KeywordsBioinformatics, biotechnology, cloud computing, DNA, Genomics, IaaS, ngs, PaaS, Proteins, SaaS, Sequential analysis

The advent of Cloud computing is changing the way of conceiving information and communication systems in different application fields including Biotechnology. In this context, an emerging research field is Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) that includes several recent technologies allowing sequencing DNA and that have revolutionized the study of genomics and molecular biology. These cutting-edge sequencing systems produce big datasets that require significant scalable computing resources. In this paper, we analyse and classify the major current NGS Cloud-based solutions adopted in scientific laboratories according to different Cloud service levels. Moreover, by means of a taxonomy, we discuss the challenges and advantages of possible future NGS Cloud-based systems.