About Our Name
How did we come up with our name, Paradigm4? Well, we’re all about data-intensive discovery on massive data sets or massive collections of smaller datasets. Conceived by Jim Gray, you can read about the fourth paradigm, along with the preceding three paradigms: experimental, theoretical and computational here.
To channel Freeman Dyson, “New directions in science are launched by new tools much more often than by new concepts.” For the Life Sciences, new tools encompass both new data generating instruments and data collection initiatives as well as next generation software to combine and mine that data in unique ways.
And channeling Steve Jobs—with our platform, we aspire to enable scientists to “think different”, to do breakthrough science by giving them the ability to ask and answer bigger and more complex questions of their data more easily and more cost-effectively.
Importantly, working in partnership with our users, we will continue to expand the analytical, computational, and machine-learning capabilities that will help drive their innovation. As vendors introduce new technology and toolkits, the research community is quick to embrace and exploit what becomes the ‘new normal’. In turn, as they solve their problems, new information is generated, new tools and methodologies are developed, and the cycle of discovering ‘new directions’ repeats again.