Scality RING advances AI-powered genomic research

Data-centric organisations in healthcare, financial, and travel services trust Scality RING as the foundation for AI-powered data lakes.

  • Wednesday, 12th June 2024 Posted 1 month ago in by Phil Alsop

Scalityhas given details of a large-scale deployment of its RING distributed file and object storage solution to optimise and accelerate the data lifecycle for high-throughput genomics sequencing laboratory SeqOIA Médecine Génomique. This is the most recent in a series of deployments where RING is leveraged as a foundational analytics and AI data lake repository for organisations in healthcare, financial services and travel services across the globe.

Selected as part of the France Médecine Génomique 2025 (French Genomic Medicine Plan), SeqOIA is one of two national laboratories integrating whole genome sequencing into the French healthcare system to benefit patients with rare diseases and cancer.

SeqOIA adopted Scality RING to aggregate petabyte-scale genetics data used to better characterise pathologies as well as guide genetic counselling and patient treatment. RING grants SeqOIA biologists efficient access from thousands of compute nodes to nearly 10 petabytes of data throughout its lifecycle, spanning from lab data to processed data, at accelerated speeds and a cost 3-5 times lower than that of all-flash file storage.

“RING is the repository for 90% of our genomics data pipeline, and we see a need for continued growth on it for years to come,” said Alban Lermine, IS and Bioinformatics Director of SeqOIA,

“In collaboration with Scality, we have solved our analytics processing needs through a two-tier storage solution, with all-flash access of temporary hot data sets and long-term persistent storage in RING. We trust RING to protect the petabytes of mission-critical data that enable us to carry out our mission of improving care for patients suffering from cancer and other diseases.”

Scality RING powers AI data lakes for other data-intensive industries:

Customers report 59% lower TCO, 366% 5-year ROI and 34% more productive end users.

National insurance provider:

Scality RING powers AI-driven analytics for claim processing

One of the largest publicly held personal line insurance providers in the United States chose RING as the preferred AI-data lake repository for insurance analytics claim processing. The provider chose RING to replace its HDFS (Hadoop File System).

The customer has realised 3X improved space efficiency and cost savings, with higher-availability through a multi-site RING deployment to support site failover.

Global travel services:

1 petabyte a day to power the world’s travel

A multinational IT services company whose technology fuels the global travel and tourism industry uses Scality RING to power its core data lake. RING supports one petabyte of new log data ingested each day to maintain a 14-day rotating data lake. This requires RING to purge (delete) the oldest petabyte each day, while simultaneously supporting 10s of gigabytes per second (GB/s) read access for analysis from a cluster of Splunk indexers.

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