Apache Taverna (incubating) is powerful, scalable, open source & domain independent Workflow Management System written in Java – a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows and aid in silico experimentation comprising:

  • Workbench (desktop client application)
  • Command Line Tool (for a quick execution of workflows from a terminal)
  • Server (for remote execution of workflows)
  • Player (Web interface plugin for submitting workflows for remote execution written in Ruby on Rails)
  • Taverna Online (for creation of Taverna workflows from a Web browser)

Top features

  • Access to local tools/scripts and remote resources and analysis tools, Web and grid services
  • Not restricted to predetermined services – rapid
incorporation of
  • R support
  • 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

Apache Taverna is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.