Posted On: May 15, 2023

Today, Amazon Omics announces a new capability for direct data ingestion to Omics storage. Omics storage enables customers to store FASTQ, BAM, and CRAM files at a cost-effective price at scale. Previously, Omics had an asynchronous batch upload process for bulk loading of sequence readsets. This new capability adds a simple synchronous upload capability. The multi-part direct upload APIs will now allow customers to upload their data directly to the sequence stor­­e. This functionality allows customers to integrate existing processing pipelines and/or sequencers to directly write their outputs to a sequence store. Additionally, the transfer manager utility has been updated so that customers can directly upload large files with a single python command.

Amazon Omics is a fully managed service that helps healthcare and life science organizations and their software partners store, query, and analyze genomic, transcriptomic, and other omics data and then generate insights from that data to improve health and advance scientific discoveries.

Support for direct storage upload and annotated VCF parsing is available in all AWS Regions where Amazon Omics is generally available: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London), and Asia Pacific (Singapore).

For more information, read the launch blog on new capabilities or please visit Amazon Omics.