Can big data cure cancer—or at least enable personalized treatments that improve results and minimize side effects? Advances in analyzing molecular, genomic, and clinical data are poised to drive breakthroughs in understanding, treating, and curing cancer and other diseases. But progress requires ongoing improvements in scale, performance, and cost-effectiveness to analyze vast data sets and keep pace with the rising output of DNA sequencing machines and other data sources. NextBio’s big data platform is incorporation the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop software and Intel® Xeon® processors into its software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud offerings to help meet those needs. Intel. Proven in production at some of the most demanding enterprise deployments in the world, the Intel Distribution is supported by experts at Intel with deep optimization experience in the Apache Hadoop software stack as well knowledge of the underlying processor, storage, and networking components.