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Annai Systems and Hitachi Data Systems Enter Into Agreement to Deliver Data Analysis and Management Solutions

CARLSBAD, CA  April 22, 2014 – Annai Systems Inc., a pioneer in genomic data management solutions, today announced that it is working with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to provide an integrated resource for data management and analysis that leverages Hitachi Data Systems expertise in high performance compute and cloud-based solutions, in combination with the proven, Annai-GNOS™ data management software platform. Annai Systems is a preferred partner, under the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance program.

As part of this agreement, Annai Systems will offer a number of different products and services, underpinned by Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), to enable researchers to better utilize genomic data, with an initial focus on cancer related research. This cloud-based offering will deliver unprecedented access to high value data sets in a scalable environment designed to overcome the big data challenges. This solution has been designed to provide researchers with a means to answer key biomedical questions that have long eluded them, in part due to the complexity of data access.

“We are excited to be working with the Hitachi Data Systems team to take advantage of the synergies that our products and technologies will bring to bear on the data-related challenges of cancer research,” said Michael Penley, Annai’s Chief Executive Officer. “We have a unique opportunity to deliver highly impactful solutions that can change the way researchers use large cancer related data sets.”

David Wilson, Senior Director Health & Life Sciences, Hitachi Data Systems, commented, “We are proud to work with Annai Systems on this integrated system for genomic data access, analysis and management. The system puts to good use the unique metadata gathering and intelligence tools in Hitachi Content Platform that bring crucial structure to unstructured file data for intelligent automation and deeper analysis of data.”

The combined product offering will be available later in the year. Both companies will be attending the upcoming Bio IT World conference, in Boston Massachusetts, from April 29th to May 1st. Please visit each company in their respective booth to learn more about these products and services; Annai in booth 417, Hitachi Data Systems in booths 348 and 350.

About Annai Systems
Annai Systems is a leading genomic data analysis company committed to developing cost-reducing innovations the accelerate scientific discovery, maximize statistical power, and optimize data control. From data compression and storage to secondary and tertiary analysis, Annai Systems offers a true end-to-end solution designed to handle the complex needs of next-generation sequencing data in the clinical, pharmaceutical and research environments. The company’s flagship product, STARPlatform, enables researchers to innovate, collaborate, and make new discoveries – all in less time and at lower costs than traditional solutions. For more about Annai Systems, visit