Ion Flux, Inc. provides services that analyze DNA sequence data for researchers and health professionals in genomic medicine. The information resulting from Ion Flux’s analysis is used to address a wide variety of health problems impacted by human genetics. The company, which is a recent startup, has six team members located in Los Angeles, California, and Beijing, China.
Amazon Elastic MapReduce is Ion Flux’s most important service within AWS. The company uses Amazon Elastic MapReduce to process large amounts of data in as many as ten to thirty node clusters launched in parallel for four to five hour intervals. Ion Flux uses Cascading, the third-party Java-based application from Concurrent, Inc., for managing jobs in Amazon Elastic MapReduce’s Hadoop framework. Amazon Elastic MapReduce will allow Ion Flux to instantly increase its processing resources beyond its current levels as the company grows.
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