This month, SUSE became a member of the iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) consortium which is an open source data management software used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide.
iRODS is released as a production-level distribution aimed at deployment in mission critical environments. It virtualizes data storage resources, so users can take control of their data, regardless of where and on what device the data is stored. The plugin architecture supports microservices, storage systems, authentication, networking, databases, rule engines, and an extensible API. iRODS will now offer SUSE Enterprise Storage as a supported target for users looking for data generated by the iRODs distribution.
iRODS has been deployed in thousands of locations worldwide, across industries as diverse as oil and gas, life sciences, physical sciences, archives and records management, and media and entertainment. Some of the members of iRODS include:
- The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Medical Sciences and Computing (MSC)
- The Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing
- Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
- Universities like Utrecht, Copenhagen, Groningen and others.
SUSE is also a Sponsor of the 11th Annual iRODS User Group Meeting – where iRODS users, Consortium members, and staff discuss iRODS-enabled applications and discoveries, technologies powered by iRODS, and the future of iRODS and the iRODS Consortium.
iRODS UGM will host 25+ presentations from the user community and the core development team, including use case presentations, live demonstrations, and open discussions about requested iRODS features. They anticipate an audience of 150 participants representing dozens of academic, government, and commercial institutions.