What is NOMAD Oasis?
NOMAD Oasis lets you create your own (local) NOMAD, based on the same software as our public service. With NOMAD Oasis you get all the NOMAD features while implementing your specific data-management needs and individual policies. You get an instant overview of all your group's data and can collaborate without compromising privacy.
Easy to install
Install with a simple guide on any computer with Docker. Unlimited scalability on Kubernetes clusters when you need it.
Runs on your premises
Runs behind your firewall and inside your VPN. Use your own resources for processing and running analysis tools.
Publish selected data
NOMAD Oasis will soon be connected to the public NOMAD service, allowing you to publish selected data with one click.
Integrate all data
Support your own file formats, include data from existing ELN solutions, and add custom normalization steps.
Use your own tools
NOMAD comes with JupyterHub. Add tools and notebooks that directly access and manipulate your data in NOMAD.
Extend and customize NOMAD's schema to create specialized editors to document your work and data.
Why use NOMAD Oasis?
There are good reasons to manage your data locally, but with Oasis you will also be prepared to publish and share your data via NOMAD.
You control your data and can implement your own data policies.
- Manage data without publishing
- Run in your network/VPN
- Use existing user management
- Only allow a whitelist of users
Use your resources and manage as much data as you want.
- Use existing storage solutions
- Simple file-based backup
- Only limited by your resources
- Publish to NOMAD (coming soon)
Oasis can be extended and customized beyond the public NOMAD service.
- Customized processing and ELNs
- Add support for your file formats
- Add your own NORTH tools
- Use APIs to integrate your lab
How to run NOMAD Oasis
NOMAD is containerized. You can run it on a single computer with Docker Compose or on a large cluster with Kubernetes. NOMAD can be used to manage data for small groups as well as large research institutes.
1. Hardware requirements
The hardware requirements depend on how much data you will store and how many tools you will run. You can start with any Linux box you already have and gradually scale as your demands grow.
2. Configure your Oasis
Getting started with NOMAD is simple, with an easy-to-install default setup and built-in tools to start. You can integrate your existing storage solutions, connect to your existing user management, create custom schemas and parsers, or be a part of the global NOMAD community and contribute your tools.
3. Easy to back up
NOMAD is based on files. All data is organized in a conventional file system that can be easily integrated in your existing storage and backup solutions. Additionally, you can export your projects or publish to the free NOMAD service.