Taverna is an open source and domain-independent Workflow Management System – a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows and aid in silico experimentation.
Taverna has been created by the myGrid team and is currently funded though FP7 projects BioVeL, SCAPE and Wf4Ever.
The Taverna tools include the Workbench (desktop client application), the Command Line Tool (for a quick execution of workflows from a terminal), the Server (for remote execution of workflows) and the Player (Web interface plugin for submitting workflows for remote execution). Taverna Online lets you create Taverna workflows from a Web browser.
Taverna is moving to the Apache Incubator
Taverna has been accepted as an Apache Incubator project.
In short, this means:
- Taverna 2.5.1 will be last non-Apache release
- Open Development process
- Development infrastructure hosted by apache.org
- Taverna 3.0 will be released as Apache Taverna 3.0 (incubating)
- Taverna mailing lists have moved to apache.org
- Source code will move to http://git.apache.org/taverna-*, mirrored to http://github.com/apache/taverna-*
- Access to local tools/scripts and remote resources and analysis tools, Web and grid services
- Not restricted to predetermined services – rapid incorporation of new services without coding
- Up-to-date R support (version 3.1.0)
- Excel and csv spreadsheet support
- Interaction with a running workflow from your Web browser
- Creating and sharing workflow fragments as reusable components
- Standards-compliant workflow run provenance collection
- See the full list of Taverna’s features
- How can Taverna help me?
- Who else is using Taverna?
- What services are available in Taverna?
- How to integrate Taverna in your application?
- How can I use Taverna as a service or from a Web page/portal?
- Workflows operating over a grid or cloud infrastructure
- Taverna and databases
- Who do we collaborate with?
Integrated with other myGrid tools
Works with …
- – data integration system for large scale data querying
- – Web services wrapping existing command-line analysis programs (such as EMBOSS sequence analysis)
- – semantic Web services described using SADI
- – software for statistical computing and graphics
- – tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data
- A number of third party plugins