YarcData has named the winners of a $100,000 competition to promote big data solutions for research and development in data analyses and interpretation of graphic representations.
A team from the Institute for Systems Biology topped the Graph Analytics Challenge to earn a $70,000 cash prize, YarcData said April 4.
The University of California at Santa Barbara earned $13,000 as second placers while the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation landed in third place, earning $8,000.
“Our objective with the Graph Analytics Challenge was to showcase the power of graph analytics and its growing adoption for discovering new insights in big data,” YarcData President Arvind Parthasarathi said.
“We were very impressed with the quality of the solutions submitted and the wide cross-section of industries the solutions represent,” he noted.
The ISB team was recognized for using YarcData’s Urika solution to apply graphic analytics in a medical study on cancer types and their potential cures.
Entries of three other finalists to the challenge also received $3,000 worth of prizes.