New trends in Biotechnology: The point on NGS Cloud computing solutions
|Title||New trends in Biotechnology: The point on NGS Cloud computing solutions|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2016|
|Authors||Celesti, A.., M.. Fazio, F.. Celesti_, G.. Sannino, S.. Campo, and M.. Villari|
|Conference Name||2016 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC)|
|Keywords||Bioinformatics, 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.