Data Storage and Analytics Help Medical Innovation

Biomedicine company Molecular Health revealed that it is using data storage and analytics to develop medical innovation technology. E-3 Magazine said that the medical and therapeutic services firm implemented a Suse Linux platform to support SAP Hana, the data program it currently uses for a data warehouse.

The company will be using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to aid the existing software as it became an issue due to availability matters. This move came as an easy decision for Molecular Health as SAP Hana is supported by Bacula Systems, a backup software which is a partner of Red Hat.

The combination of the two systems enabled the biomedicine firm to improve its solutions. Upon deployment, the company has seen an increase in performance and an improvement in terms of cost-efficiency, while simplifying operations and information technology management.

With Red Hat and Hana, the company is slated to achieve increased reliability and scalability. Red Hat is expected to enhance Hana’s strong in-memory database.


Molecular Health is a known provider of “comprehensive medical and therapeutic services to a variety of customers” using big data analytics. Specifically, they are known for offering precision medicine. Their clients include hospitals, physician, research networks, labs, regulators and pharmaceutical companies.

Medical Innovation Data Storage and Analytics

The use of Suse Linux enabled the firm to efficiently and effectively store information while allowing them to generate reports using the database. It uses its own data analytics product called Molecular Health Guide (MH Guide).

The database deals with a wide variety of medical info including those extracted from 26 million scientific and medical publications. It also covers 7,000 biomarkers for drug efficacy and safety, 56,000 drugs, 85,000 gene variants, 126,000 clinical trials, 270,000 protein interactions, 273,000 drug interactions and 9 million patient medical records.

With the immense amount of data being handled by the company, the new system will make the database more manageable for its IT team.


Aside from the IT-related benefits of this move, the newly implemented combination of platforms has helped in providing therapeutic and medical services. According to E-3 Magazine, this “helps doctors create individualized cancer therapies.”

To do this, MH Guide cross-references a particular patient’s data with the information stored in its database. This is done through an open hybrid cloud that contains related info for various clients.

Lastly, E-3 Magazine noted that Red Hat and Bacula Systems along with SAP Hana will lower operational costs for Molecular Health.