Truly lossless compression: SpEC has been built from the ground up to ensure the integrity of your data. What you put in is what you will get out, bit-for-bit; we even keep the field orders for you. You can compress any BAM file regardless of what aligner was used to create it.
Reduced storage costs: Infrastructure costs are often a burden around next-generation sequencing. With compression to at most 60% of the original file size, SpEC will extend your cycle time to purchase storage infrastructure. If you are storing a large amount of sequence data already, you can reclaim that storage space immediately and push back the purchase of storage even further.
Encryption: Data is highly sensitive. It is important that the identities of the people from whom you collect data and your intellectual property are protected. AES-256 encryption is standard with SpEC and is in accordance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
Works with your existing tools: You can use the compressed files as you would a regular BAM or FASTQ file, without decompressing. Contact us to see if the tools you use are supported.
No format lock-in: You can always uncompress the SpEC files back to the exact BAM and FASTQ files you compressed, at any time, for free.