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The AWS Report – Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I interviewed Michael Kellen, Director of Technology for Sage Bionetworks of Seattle. Sage is a non-profit organization devoted to biomedical research.They aim to bring open source technologies and practices to this field through their Synapse product.

Synapse is an Elastic Beanstalk application. It uses Amazon S3 for storage of large data sets. Michael told me that they use the Amazon Simple Workflow Service to manage the processing of the data sets, turning the raw data into usable data.

After our interview, Michael wrote a very interesting blog post, Science in the Clouds. In the post, Michael discussed other ways that cloud computing can be of value to researchers like him.