Qri is built around datasets. Bigger than a spreadsheet, smaller than a database, datasets are all around us. qri is a big dataset bonanza, where people of all stripes can mix together all their sweet sweet data.
Data is better when we work together. Qri costs nothing to use, and is built as an open source project under a GPL license.
Every dataset change is tracked & attributed to an author, so you can audit whether the data you’re looking at meets your standards, and track changes as they happen.
Whether your a data scientist, or have only ever touched excel, we have tools for you.
Qri is built from the ground up as a distribted network on top of IPFS. We chose IPFS because it’s both global and content-addressed — perfect for datasets.
Data you’ve downloaded stays local. Content-addressing lets data be stored anywhere without sacrificing security. All this adds up to a web of datasets that is faster, more secure, and free.
$ qri add --file=dataset.yaml me/datadataset created!
$ qri connectconnecting to IPFS and qri P2P…
JSON API port: 2503
Webapp port: 2505
Qri has a desktop app and command line tools. Both are free and open source.
Wherever possible, we aim to use specifications & technologies that already exist. The end result is a natural set of integration points that makes qri less about being a “data platform” and more a series of integrations between platforms.
Qri’s dataset versioning system is inspired by git, and signs each commit with your identifying keypair. Because qri is only about datasets, qri generates commit messages for you.
Mix & match any format as you need, import from and export to any format.
Librarians are better at metadata than developers, so we based our metadata spec on DCAT & Project Open Data, for cleaner integration with existing data catalogs
Dataset schemas are defined with the same spec that drives OpenAPIs. Datasets automatically generate a JSON API & accompanying OpenAPI documentation
Write configurable, repeatable transformations that can build on remote sources and other qri datasets, in a syntax that feels like Python.