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CKAN Data Management DMS

A more decoupled CKAN: making CKAN easier to customize, maintain and extend

Currently, CKAN implicitly has four distinct components: Frontend — a component for all the “read” functionality e.g. displaying datasets, organisations etc; searching for datasets. Admin UI — for creating and editing datasets etc. API (logic layer) — the API for storing metadata and data and carrying out all the other operations needed by the Frontend […]

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Data Data Management DMS

Datopian Presents: Headless DMS

June 12, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova In a previous article, we drew an analogy between CMS (that’s ‘content management system’) and DMS (‘data management system’) to show how the two software share a similar structure. Now, in this follow-up piece, we’re going to show how DMS […]

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As CMS is to Content, DMS is to Data

June 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova You’ve heard of a content management system (CMS), but have you heard of a data management system (DMS)? In this article, we show that the two aren’t all that different. Just as many companies turn instinctively to CMSs to manage […]