Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014

MapR is proud to sponsor the Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit.  Top big data and analytics professionals will be sharing invaluable insight into their work in the pharmaceuticals industry providing a platform for real discovery.


​Utilizing Hadoop to Improve Genomic Research

Paul Curtis View Bio

Explosion of data due to DNA sequencing has resulted in the need for a different and better approach in order to improve the overall genomic research process. This presentation will cover how a leading pharmaceutical company is using Hadoop, and in particular the MapR distribution to:

  • Run existing applications in a parallel environment leveraging streaming capabilities in Hadoop
  • Improve sequencing analysis capabilities resulting in faster time to market
  • Complement an existing grid computing environment, alongside the MapR Hadoop distribution


Paul Curtis

Paul is a Solutions Engineer at MapR, where he provides pre- and post-sales technical support. Prior to joining MapR, Paul served as Senior Operations Engineer for Unami, a startup founded to deliver on the promise of interactive TV for consumers, networks and advertisers. Previously, Paul was Systems Manager for Spiral Universe, a company providing school administration software as a service. He has also held senior support engineer positions at Sun Microsystems, as well as enterprise account technical management positions for both Netscape and FileNet. Earlier in his career, Paul worked in application development for Applix, IBM Service Bureau, and Ticketron. His background extends back to the ancient personal computing days, having started his first full time programming job on the day the IBM PC was introduced.