CDSTAR is a headless repository service and data management framework for research data applications. It provides scalable storage, publishing, archiving and search via a simple RESTful HTTP API and enables the rapid development of highly customized tools and workflows for data-heavy applications.
CDSTAR provides scalable storage, fine grained access control, full-text and meta-data search, LTA integration and much more. A solid and flexible foundation for developing custom repositories, publishing platforms, virtual research environments, long-term archives and other data management applications.
CDSTAR is designed as a backing web-service, providing functionality to other command-line, desktop- or web-applications via stable and flexible APIs. This headless approach gives application developers maximum control and enables the rapid development of highly customized and specialized solutions, powered by CDSTAR.
GWDG CDSTAR is Apache 2.0 licensed and can be used free of charge. In addition, GWDG offers professional support and hosting for its customers.
Documentation, source packages and binary distributions are available for all supported releases as well as the nightly SNAPSHOT release.Snapshot (nightly, unstable)
We provide a demo instance at https://cdstar.gwdg.de/demo/ (login:
test) for quick tests or as a playground for new developers. The instance is reset and all data is removed ever night.
If you need a more stable or private test instance, please contact us.