Welcome to iRODS

The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is an open-source data management software in use at research organizations and government agencies worldwide.  iRODS is a production-level distribution aimed at deployment in mission critical environments.  It functions independently of storage resources and abstracts data control away from storage devices and device location allowing users to take control of their data.  As data volumes grow and data services become more complex, iRODS is increasingly important in data management. The development infrastructure supports exhaustive testing on supported platforms; plug-in support for microservices, storage resources, drivers, and databases; and extensive documentation, training and support services.

iRODS is released under a BSD license.  Packaged binaries and source code are available.

Benefits of iRODS

  • iRODS abstracts data services from data storage to facilitate executing services across heterogeneous, distributed storage systems.
  • iRODS empowers data stewards by partitioning policies, rules, and services they develop from repository management.
  • iRODS executes your data policies on your schedule.
  • iRODS virtualizes data policy by separating data management policy enforcement from repository management.

The iRODS Consortium is tasked with ensuring the sustainability of the iRODS technology and providing a mechanism for uniting members of similar interest in the success and sustainability of iRODS.  See iRODS Consortium for benefits and information on becoming a member.