Bioinformatics on the cloud computing platform Azure

Hugh Shanahan, Andrew Harrison, A. M. Owen

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We discuss the applicability of the Microsoft cloud computing platform, Azure, for
bioinformatics. We focus on the usability of the resource rather than its performance. We
provide an example of how R can be used on Azure to analyse a large amount of microarray
expression data deposited at the public database ArrayExpress. We provide a walk through
to demonstrate explicitly how Azure can be used to perform these analyses in Appendix S1
and we offer a comparison with a local computation. We note that the use of the Platform ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e102642
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2014

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