The Royal Society of Chemistry and the delivery of chemistry data repositories for the community

Antony Williams, Valery Tkachenko
  • Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, August 2014, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10822-014-9784-5

The replacement architecture for RSC's ChemSpider - the RSC Data Repository

What is it about?

The well known ChemSpider platform has been limited in terms of the types of data that can be managed, and the flexibility of its searches, and it is constrained by the data model. New technologies and approaches, specifically taking into account a shift from relational to NoSQL databases, and the growing importance of the semantic web, has motivated RSC to rearchitect and create a more generic data repository utilizing these new technologies. This article outlines the architecture.

Why is it important?

In terms of understanding the future architecture of the RSC data repository we are building, and how it will deliver more capabilities than the existing ChemSpider structure centric platform, this article is the first published representation of the work

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10822-014-9784-5

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