Big data in the cloud: Shimadzu introduces Enterprise-Level Private-Cloud Services at Pittcon
Big data in the cloud: In today's laboratories, experimental datasets are growing larger, and critical tasks such as data storage, processing, mining and sharing have become increasingly cumbersome, error prone and expensive. At Pittcon 2013, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Integrated Analysis, yesterday presented the new i3D Enterprise Service that overcomes these challenges by integrating storage, processing and data mining in an enterprise-level private cloud. The new cloud service enables workflow execution and data mining in a fraction of the time when compared to processing on a local PC. Researchers with an Internet browser can quickly access all of their data, interrogate it from any location and share data globally in seconds. Additionally, i3D Enterprise Service supports all major instrument vendor data file formats. This gives users an unprecedented ability to integrate and unify all laboratory data.
Scott Kuzdzal, Ph.D., Life Science Business Manager for Shimadzu Scientific Instruments stated at the press conference:
"The i3D Enterprise Service is a turn-key, secure world that gives the researcher not only unprecedented data processing speeds, but ultimate access and collaboration capabilities. Subsets of data can be securely shared with and mined by collaborators around the globe."
Gautam Saxena, founder and CEO of Integrated Analysis, called the service a game changer:
"Labs can now access a proven, enterprise informatics service and be incredibly productive within minutes. It's a game changer."