Mango User Guide


Mango is a distributed visualization tool that enables visualization of genomic data on top of Apache Spark.

The Mango/Big Data Genomics Ecosystem

Mango builds upon the open source Apache Spark, Apache Avro, and Apache Parquet projects. Additionally, Mango can be deployed for both interactive and production workflows using a variety of platforms.


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