Clowder: web data management system, bringing cat-a-logs to the cloud

Welcome to Clowder’s documentation. Clowder is a web-based data management system that allows users to share, annotate, organize and analyze large collections of datasets. It provides support for extensible metadata annotation using JSON-LD and a distribute analytics event bus for automatic curation of uploaded data. Clowder is open source software that can be customized and deployed on your own cloud.

The following pages give an overview of the project. The User’s Guide includes is divided in three sections: how to get an instance up, and how to interact with existing instances through the API. The guide is still work in progress. If interested, please check often for updates.

  • For a high level overview please visit the home page of the project.
  • If you have questions for the Clowder you can chat with the developers on HipChat or by mailing list.
  • Issue tracking, internal documents, continuous build and other information is available on NCSA Opensource. The code is also mirrored on GitHub.