You may have seen our invite to join the genomics consortium
Let me recap a little about what this is about and catch you up to speed on our progress and next steps. Hortonworks is quarterbacking a consortium of leading healthcare organizations and subject matter experts to help develop the platform requirements for next generation research. We all know that genomics is revolutionizing the field of medicine, but a number of technical and data related challenges remain before its full potential can be realized.
Our objective is to tackle these challenges in order to provide the world’s gold standard open-source genomics platform that provides the data warehouse and analytical foundation to accelerate precision medicine in research and clinical care.
We’ve made some great progress since the first announcement at Hadoop Summit in late June and have seen first hand how an ecosystem of like-minded individuals from multiple organizations can identify the key problems and move to resolution faster than any one company. Here is what Jason Ross of OneOme said: “The real problem is how do we transform all this available genomic information into knowledge. The real challenge is how to store and analyze massive amounts of data in a platform AND keep everything connected and in the context of biology. Now do this at scale… Our initiative is focused on the providing a platform that enables massive analysis and drives greater utility in real world patient care needs instead of academic genomics.”
Here are 4 insights into what we learned to date…
It’s not too late to participate and be part of the movement to define and build the definitive platform for genomics/cancer research on the planet. It’s your consortium and our role is to…
We look forward to the next in person meeting where we will: finish the persona interviews and secondary research, synthesize the data from the research to identify key gaps and requirements, determine the platform capabilities based on the needs, and create the product roadmap.
Just as the open source methodology has provided greater innovation through collaboration…the open source consortium is moving faster together to deliver a better solution for us all.
If your organization is interested in joining the consortium please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org