Integration-as-a-service for bioinformatics
Author(s): Lopes P, Oliveira JL
Published: June 1, 2015
Journal: Proceedings of the 2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (Cisti 2015)
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.