The PetaSuite binary is used to compress Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) files. It consists of a command-line tool and a user-mode library. The command-line tool performs compression and decompression while the user-mode library allows other tools and pipelines to transparently access the NGS data in their original file formats. The compression binary is called petasuite and the user-mode library is called petalink.so. PetaLink.so performs transparent decompression of PetaGene compressed files, presenting original & uncompressed data to tools and pipelines, which means that there is no need to modify these.
PetaLink Cloud is a powerful library built on top of the decompression technology of PetaLink.so and allows users to stream data directly from Azure blob storage to their compute infrastructure. Features of PetaLink Cloud: