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David Langenberger 9.9k
How to analyze NGS data: An overview of nine different IT solutions
You have been given the task to work with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data? Before you start and bind yourself to any existing software or online platform, you might want to be familiar with the options available on the market. Nowadays, there is such a broad range of different solutions available, that it is worth to compare them before starting any project. This post aims to give a first taxonomy of the crowded space of IT solutions for NGS data analysis.
I suspect you left company names out of this intentionally, but even after reading through the definitions I find it difficult to map real-world product/service examples to these categories. The categorization seems a bit too granular.
If you had to give a label for your y-axis, what would you call it?
You're absolutely right, we left it out, since we do not want to judge other companies or products. Every option has its pros and cons and we think everyone should at least think about the different possibilities. I think as soon as one checks a product, he/she will be able to place it in one of our options.
it's probably wise to leave out examples - the whiners will come out in force claiming they have feature X or feature Y that makes the category meaningless