The key to fighting disease is a deep understanding of the basic biology of this disease. Comprehensive analysis using genomic sequencing generates terabytes of data daily, and are used by scientists looking for new discoveries. This data translates to millions of records that need complex algorithmic processing, cross application analysis and interactive visualizations with real-time response to enable the user to consume large volumes of information. Thermo Fisher uses Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud technologies to store, catalog, and analyze this information parallelizing complex computations extremely efficiently at a massive scale. This talk will discuss Thermo Fisher’s use case, as well as how to overcome the challenges and roadblocks in how you can build your own data intensive, highly-interactive applications in the cloud.