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1-855-739-3227 | " Navisite Helps Biotechnology Company Scale and Automate Operations with AWS AMI Solution CASE STUDY Who is Goldfinch Bio? Goldfinch Bio is a venture backed, clinical- stage biotechnology company developing new therapeutics for kidney disease. Goldfinch is identifying new therapeutics to develop the best-in-class drugs using a precision medicine approach. The Challenge Goldfinch Bio was doing large scale genomic analysis using Hail that runs on Apache Spark and Amazon EMR. The company developed a solution using an early version of Hail that proved to be very brittle. It had problems running reliably and took a very long time to bootstrap. Due to the complexity and time it would take to launch new clusters, Goldfinch was hesitant to destroy clusters. Existing clusters would run for a very long time, causing the company to fall behind on new Hail releases and miss out on the new features it needed. Goldfinch would spend hours—or even days—to get the solutions working properly, costing the company time and money. The Solution Navisite built a new automated Amazon Machine Images (AMI) pipeline using Hashi Corp's Packer. This new pipeline allowed Goldfinch to automate the installation of Hail along with all its dependencies. This AMI was made available as a public resource so the company can launch a new cluster at any time without having to worry about Hail breaking. Prior to adopting this new solution, when clusters were torn down, Goldfinch would lose code, work and, most importantly, time. Navisite helped us get where we are with this solution and we couldn't have built this on our own. They were a great benefit to our business and we are excited to keep working with them." Adam Tebbe Senior Director of IT and Informatics Goldfinch Bio GOLDFINCH BIO Reduced cluster launch timeframe to boost agility Increased stability with cluster launches Gained more time to focus on innovation

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