Persistent Systems Uses Dell Infrastructure Solution Running SAP HANA® to Speed Performance of Next Generation Sequence Data Analysis Suite

DELL[India] November 18, 2013: Dell, a leading end-to-end technology solutions provider, today announced that Persistent Systems, a global leader in software product and technology services, is using a Dell infrastructure solution to accelerate the performance of its groundbreaking research project called SanGeniX. The Dell solution, which includes the SAP HANA® platform running on Dell’s PowerEdge R910 server, has dramatically reduced research time making data analysis 20 times faster. The project was initiated by Persistent Systems to build a comprehensive solution for Next Generation Sequence data analysis in collaboration with IISER, Pune, NBAGR, Karnal and IIT-Bombay and has been co-funded under the Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Public Sector Undertaking set up by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
 ‘SanGeniX,’ one of the many Life Sciences projects undertaken by Persistent Systems, is built to be  a comprehensive, user-friendly solution for genome-scale sequence data analysis. The project improves and simplifies research in the field of personalized genomics and personalized medicine transforming the way research is done in the field. Designed by Persistent Systems specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, SanGeniX will help accelerate the speed at which research can be performed.The Life Sciences Group at Persistent Systems has nearly two decades of experience and has effectively combined science and information technology to provide solutions for some of the leading pharmaceutical, equipment and medical device vendors.  An early adopter of analytics, big data, cloud computing, mobility and social technologies, Persistent Systems has built a robust SAP HANA platform service offering.

S. Sridhar, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India:
“Dell believes in the power of technology to unlock new possibilities in the field of genetic research. We are therefore happy that Persistent Systems has found application in our Servers to improve the research time in the pharmaceutical vertical, which helps revolutionize genetic research in the country. Our PowerEdge R910 servers are designed to provide customers with an improved performance time. However when applied to fields such as medical research and life sciences it takes on an even bigger role than that of cost cutting and can sometimes be a part of the solution that leads to a groundbreaking discovery in medical science.”

Sidharth Sujir, SAP Practice Head, Persistent Systems :
“By virtue of the SanGeniX project’s goal — to reduce research time and accelerate performance, it was critical for us to choose a hardware and software base that supports this objective.  Using SAP HANA we have been able to unleash the potential of big data with HANA’s ability to handle large volumes of structure and unstructured data in real-time.  Together with Dell’s cost effective IT implementation, we’ve been able to meet our end-objective of faster performance time. We chose Dell Servers, along with Linux OS for SAP HANA application and it has helped us accelerate our performance by 20 times.”

Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Vice President, Ecosystem, Channels & General Business, SAP Indian subcontinent:
“SAP HANA has been delivering compelling results for healthcare and life sciences organizations in processing and analyzing high volumes of data, and bringing the benefits of real-time information and new insight into their operations. We expect SAP HANA running on Dell servers will help Persistent Systems and the pharmaceutical companies open up new possibilities in genomics research and development initiatives and make a contribution to the community.”

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Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global company specializing in software product and technology services. For over two decades, Persistent has consistently been selected as a trusted innovation partner for the world’s largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering start-ups. Persistent has a global team of more than 7,000 employees worldwide including offices and delivery centers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Persistent develops best-in-class solutions in key next-generation technology areas including Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobility and Social, for the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, and banking & financial services verticals. For more information, please visit: