ODG: Omics Database Generator has been published in BMC Bioinformatics and is available online now. ODG is a tool that allows users to supply -omics data and ODG will integrate the data into a coherent database and generate a web-based user-interface. Advanced users can query the database directly, through a programming language or by using the CYPHER query language. ODG uses Neo4j’s graph database as the backend rather than a SQL database.
ODG has been used to annotate SNPs gathered from association studies as well as to provide additional layers of annotation to other projects when examining sets of genes, such as in an RNA-seq study. ODG supports any genomes and gene annotation files in standard file formats (GFF3, FASTA) and excels in comparative studies.
I plan to expand the tool to make it more user-friendly and to publish some examples on connecting to the database, as well as make it accept more data-types (in a generic file format). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me.