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To date, scientists and bioinformaticists have been forced to hand-code data access and integration tools in order to conduct scientific queries and research. This has created huge IT inefficiencies and has slowed the discovery process. The result is a complicated manual process that rapidly becomes out of date as data sources change and expand.

Equait has architected a solution from it's inception that supports any scientific data source and offers an open, embeddable architecture, for the ultimate flexibility and performance in any environment.

With the Life-Science-Connect product, scientists and their IT support organization get a complete biological data integration platform with a user interface that represents their work as simple to understand 'biological datagrams'. Behind the scenes Life-Science-Connect provides sits alongside a relational database - a combination that efficiently collects, transforms, integrates and loads scientific data from both internal and external sources in a secure and private way. Currently the product is available in beta for the Oracle RDBMS platform on Linux and Sun Solaris, soon to be released on DB2 and SQL-Server - contact us for more details.

Unique Advantages:

A growing number of data cartridges to allow access to flat-file, web-based and algorithms from a single integrated platform

Visual datagram (dataflow) builder - that enables the user to build up complex data workflows from the user interface without the need to understand or debug any SQL code

Open systems architecture - to fit seamlessly in any environment and leverage existing technology investments and IT skills

Ability to handle complex nested data structures (hierarchies), common in life sciences data, as a single table so it can be seemlessly accessed in the relational environment, without the need for flattening, for significantly improved IT performance and scalability

Oracle is a Trademark of Oracle Inc, DB2 is a trademark of IBM Corp., SQL-Server is a trademark of Microsoft Corp., All other trademarks are acknowledged.

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Robert Haynes