The open source iRODS (Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data management platform presents a virtual filesystem, metadata catalog, and policy engine designed to give organizations maximum control and flexibility over their data management practices and enforcement. As iRODS has always defined its own protocol and RPC API, interoperability with other protocols has been left to application developers and administrators.
This year's releases of iRODS 4.3.1 as well as standalone APIs exposing iRODS via HTTP and S3 help new users use their existing, familiar tools to integrate with an iRODS Zone.
This set of talks will cover these efforts and give a glimpse of where we're headed next.
The iRODS Consortium was started as an open-source software development organization in 2013 by members of the research and storage communities. The technology has roots from an earlier project started in 1995. The Consortium was launched as a response to a major scale increase in management and storage needs driven by the advent of "big data". The member community is now comprised of over 30 members and spans the globe from Australia to Japan and much of the EU.