In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with the creators of iRODS: Jason Coposky and Terrell Russell. Also known as the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, iRODS open source data management software is used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide.
iRODS is open source data management software used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide. iRODS is released as a production-level distribution aimed at deployment in mission critical environments. It virtualizes data storage resources, so users can take control of their data, regardless of where and on what device the data is stored. The development infrastructure supports exhaustive testing on supported platforms. The plugin architecture supports microservices, storage systems, authentication, networking, databases, rule engines, and an extensible API.
Jason Coposky has worked in a variety of areas including Virtual Reality, EDA, Visualization, and Data Management. Prior to RENCI, Jason was Technical Director for a startup where he developed projection and distortion correction technologies. During his tenure at RENCI Jason Coposky began as the first member of the Visualization team, creating novel large format display and multitouch systems. He then moved to the irods@renci project as technical lead where he later became Chief Technologist of the iRODS Consortium. In his current role, he now provides management oversight for the entire Consortium.
Terrell Russell works on build and test for iRODS as well as code review, package management, documentation, and high level architecture design. He’s interested in distributed systems, metadata, security, and open source software that accelerates science. Terrell holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.S. in Information Technology and Service Organizations, and an M.S. in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Terrell has been working on iRODS since 2008.