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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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Use case powered by Microsoft HDInsight

Let's take a look at a practical use case powered by Microsoft HDInsight that demonstrates the value of next generation Data Lake architecture.

Problem statement

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute collaborates with institutes across the globe to locate undetected genes in a massive genome database that leads to exciting medical breakthroughs such as cancer therapies. This database size is growing exponentially across the 2,000 DNA sequencers and is generating 15 petabytes of genome data every year. Several universities lack storage and compute resources to handle this kind of workload in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Solution

The institute built a solution on top of Windows Azure HDInsight service to ...

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