Integration-as-a-service for bioinformatics

Lopes P, Oliveira JL

Proceedings of the 2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (Cisti 2015), June 2015
DOI: 10.1109/CISTI.2015.7170530


Data integration is currently an essential service for bioinformatics researchers and developers. The ability to import, transform and export data from multiple resources is also a common feature for miscellaneous platforms, ranging from complex application suites to simple standalone command-line tools. Despite the quality behind available solutions, data and services’ evolution keeps pushing integration demands forward, to cope, for instance, with dynamic data sources and cloud-based technologies. In this work we introduce a cloud-based framework to streamline the integration of services and data in bioinformatics. Our goal is to facilitate the creation of next-generation bioinformatics applications that rely heavily on automated, real-time, integration and interoperability tasks.

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