Visible to the public The Agave Platform: An Open, Science-as-a-Service Platform for Digital Science

TitleThe Agave Platform: An Open, Science-as-a-Service Platform for Digital Science
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDooley, Rion, Brandt, Steven R., Fonner, John
Conference NameProceedings of the Practice and Experience on Advanced Research Computing
ISBN Number978-1-4503-6446-1
KeywordsAgave, API, Big Data, big data security, cloud, cloud service, container, data management, Data Science, DevOps, Docker, HPC, HTC, job submission, Metrics, microservice, PaaS, platform, Platform-as-a-Service, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, rest, SaaS, Scalability, science gateway, Science-as-a-Service, Singularity, software-as-a-service, Web application, Web Service

The Agave Platform first appeared in 2011 as a pilot project for the iPlant Collaborative [11]. In its first two years, Foundation saw over 40% growth per month, supporting 1000+ clients, 600+ applications, 4 HPC systems at 3 centers across the US. It also gained users outside of plant biology. To better serve the needs of the general open science community, we rewrote Foundation as a scalable, cloud native application and named it the Agave Platform. In this paper we present the Agave Platform, a Science-as-a-Service (ScaaS) platform for reproducible science. We provide a brief history and technical overview of the project, and highlight three case studies leveraging the platform to create synergistic value for their users.

Citation Keydooley_agave_2018