FDA Taps into Big Data through Cloud

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  • June 20 2014, 9:34am EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is embracing cloud computing to handle the enormous amounts of data the regulatory agency receives from providers, vendors, researchers and others.

In 2014 alone, FDA expects to receive between 1.5 million and 2 million submissions through its eSubmission Gateway--the central transmission point for sending information electronically to the agency--with some reports as large as a terabyte in size.

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