Microsoft @ ASHG 2018

Microsoft @ ASHG 2018


Visit the Microsoft Genomics team at the American Society of Human Genetics Conference 2018 at Booth #1535 to learn how to start building BWA+GATK pipeline into your genomics projects with the Microsoft Genomics service!

Instead of managing your own datacenters, take advantage of Microsoft’s scale and experience in running exabyte-scale workloads. Because Microsoft Genomics is on Azure, you have the performance and scalability of a world-class supercomputing center, on demand in the cloud. Take advantage of a backend network with MPI latency under three microseconds and non-blocking 32 gigabits per second (Gbps) throughput. This backend network includes remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology that enables parallel applications to scale to thousands of cores. Azure provides you with high memory and HPC-class CPUs to help you get results fast. Scale up and down based upon what you need and pay only for what you use to reduce costs.

Microsoft Genomics offers a cloud implementation of the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) and the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) for secondary analysis. The service is ISO-certified and compliant with HIPAA regulations, and offers price predictability for your genome sequencing needs. Learn how to use the Microsoft Genomics service and integrate with our API by reading our quickstarts, tutorials, and documentation.

Preview GATK 4.0

Microsoft Genomics service “GATK 4.0” Public Preview
Run 20 Whole Genome or Exome Germline samples
at no cost before June 30, 2019 (Extended due to demand)

Request preview

Today’s healthcare organizations, academic institutions, and clinical labs are looking for simpler workflows and resources to handle the increased demand for next-generation sequencing (NGS). These organizations benefit from Microsoft’s trusted industry-leading approaches to security, privacy, compliance, and data durability in the cloud.  When you combine this with our cost competitive pricing model it makes it very simple to understand and forecast your workload costs.

With a cloud-based toolset that can seamlessly integrate with existing pipelines, Microsoft gives you the ability to analyze genomic data in Azure faster, allowing researchers and medical professionals to get results in hours, versus days. This sample-to-answer process has had a refresh with the latest genomics service update to the Broad Institute’s BWA-GATK 4 pipeline.

To learn how you can accelerate your genomics research with Azure, the Microsoft cloud, we invite you to register for the Microsoft Genomics service public preview.

During public preview you can analyze up to 20 WGS samples at no cost.  This preview will be open through June 30, 2019.  Please use this opportunity to test your current pipeline against the Microsoft Genomics service and run a small sample set to test for performance and concordance.  Feedback to your experience is welcome and appreciated.