Desert Research Institute (DRI)

Advancing scientific discovery with IBM PureSystems offerings

Published on 16 Aug 2013

We selected IBM PureSystems because they had a great blend of capabilities—easy to deploy, use and maintain; faster processing; highly scalable, available and secure; and cloud ready.

Dr. Stephen Wells, President, Desert Research Institute

Desert Research Institute (DRI)


Deployment country
United States



Desert Research Institute’s (DRI) cutting-edge research is applied to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. To support this work and help the state of Nevada diversify its economy, DRI worked with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation to implement a powerful cloud computing platform from IBM that enables scientists and engineers to analyze data faster; deliver data as a service to partner organizations and agencies; and deliver workforce training in emerging industries.

Business need
Desert Research Institute (DRI) sought to better manage, govern and store its growing research data.

With IBM PureSystems offerings, DRI has a powerful, scalable and reliable cloud computing platform that reduces IT costs, accelerates scientific analysis and enables DRI to deliver data as a service

The ability to quickly process and analyze scientific data is helping researchers make new discoveries that could ultimately help communities in arid environments increase crop production.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

PureData System for Transactions

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