4.2 and Beyond

January 20, 2016

Jason Coposky, Chief Technologist

iRODS 4.2 - Focus on external services

Rule Engine Plugin Interface

 

Refactor API into a proper plugin interface

 

Messaging Framework

 

Reference Service Implementations

Rule Engine Plugin Interface

Leverage new languages for use as the Rule Language -

    Python, C++, Javascript

 

Combined with Dynamic Policy Enforcement Points - 

    Fine grained and fast dispatch to the messaging framework

 

Run multiple Rule Engines Simultaneously

 

Create custom Rule Engine plugins for specific functionality - 

    auditing, messaging, etc.

Refactor API into proper plugin interface

Provides policy enforcement points for all API calls

 

Policy enforcement is now an integral part of the entire   iRODS Architecture

 

Enables complete coverage for auditing, provenance, etc.

Messaging Framework

Custom Rule Engine Plugin - leverage dynPEPs

 

Consolidate work done by the Community

 

Standardize

  •     Serialization technology
  •     Message formats
  •     Topics and the associated services

 

Provide packaged reference implementations

Reference Service Implementations

Leverage experience with existing Deployments - 

    iPlant, DFC, Hydroshare

 

Indexing - Elastic Search, Solr, etc.

 

Notifications - asynchronous updates

 

External Metadata Stores - Jena, etc

 

Auditing - Ingest service for audit messages

... and Beyond

iRODS 4.3 will focus on a uniform query API for the external services of 4.2

     iRODS becomes more than just files - data services

 

Introduction of the next generation RPC API

  • Thin client libraries - onboard all processing to the server
  • Standardize on Avro and ZeroMQ - support for all client languages

 

Initial Next Generation API call - The Unified Query Interface

  • General Query Language Version 2
  • A meta query language for various technologies - SQL, NoSQL, GraphDB, etc.
  • Allow for the refactoring of the database plugin(s)

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