A free and open source platform for big data science

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What is Arvados

Arvados enables you to quickly begin using cloud computing resources in your data science work. It allows you to track your methods and datasets, share them securely, and easily re-run analyses.


Read our blog updates or look through our recent developer activity.

Questions? Email the mailing list, or chat with us on IRC: #arvados @ OFTC (you can join in your browser).

Want to contribute?

Check out our developer site. We're open source, check out our code on github.


Arvados is under the copyleft GNU AGPL v3, with our SDKs under Apache License 2.0 (so that you can incorporate proprietary toolchains into your pipelines).

More in-depth guides

User Guide — How to manage data and do analysis with Arvados.

SDK Reference — Details about the accessing Arvados from various programming languages.

Arvados Architecture — Details about the the Arvados components and architecture.

API Reference — Details about the the Arvados REST API.

Admin Guide — Details about administering an Arvados cluster.

Install Guide — How to install Arvados.

The content of the above documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. Code samples in the above documentation are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.