updated 12:45 pm EST, Thu November 29, 2007
CLC Bio datbase released
CLC bio today released CLC Bioinformatics Database, a new data storage application designed to increase the productivity of large and small reserach organizations. For organizations already having an existing relational database in use for sharing DNA, RNA, and protein sequence data, the CLC Bioinformatics Database interface is customizable to store and retrieve data directly from that database. CLC Bioinformatics is made up of a relational database -- one of Oracle, PostgreSQL, or MySQL -- as well as Commercial workbench client for interacting with the database and a Web-based administrative interface (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).
CLC Bioinformatics is "a solution that enables all users of CLC bio's software to work directly on - and fully integrated with - the organization's existing database," says CLC Bio. "This ensures the same data sharing, data searching and data security characteristics as if the database had been a stand alone database - except for the fact that the CLC bio data is now fully integrated with all other sequence data in the organization. The design, API-customization, implementation, and data migration can be carried out by the customer or by CLC bio's consultants."
The database is a cross-platform solution running on Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows systems that also enables users across various workgroups to operate on data in a central and shared location.