Dutch biomedical big data company Genalice has launched its all-in-one appliance for Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) data processing, the Genalice Vault. The Vault is designed to optimally serve genomics teams to perform large-scale DNA studies, including population calling. The company claims that Genalice Map offers processing speed increases over a hundred fold and superior outcome data in comparison to other pipelines with significant cost savings for its users.
In 2013 the company successfully launched the first version of its breakthrough NGS data processing software solution, Genalice Map In a 24-hour live webcast, the company's team was able to process 42 complete human genomes and 42 full tomato genomes on nothing more than a dual Intel Xeon E5 general-purpose processor. As it would take other tools more than two days to process just one, it set a new unofficial world-record during this launch event.
Genalice Map, which aligns the NGS raw reads and calls the variants of a whole human genome in 30 minutes or less, can now be delivered preinstalled on the all-in-one appliance. The Vault is a complete NGS data processing solution. It comes with workflow management, offers real-time process monitoring visualisations and includes sufficient storage space to match its high-throughput capabilities. The appliance is available in preset configurations, from XS to XL and beyond with increasing number of data processing nodes and storage space.
Hans Karten, CEO/CTO of Genalice, showed his enthusiasm about the first large scale use cases: “The all-in-one appliance has significant advantages for our customers; in terms of speed, improved output quality and cost savings. As a result, the Vault offers them new possibilities for shortening the route to successfully applying NGS data in the clinic.” He added: “For a 100 human exomes samples with 150x coverage a population call run takes about 1 minute per sample on a single Intel Xeon E5 processor, this clearly shows the potential of our appliance”.