BaseSpace Overview | Security Model | Data Stream Software

BaseSpace Data Stream Software

Illumina sequencing instruments have on-board control and workflow software. This software includes a robust data-streaming component, which acts as a software broker with the BaseSpace API. The broker allows individual base call (*.bcl) files to be sent over an encrypted connection, verified, and assembled into samples for analysis in real time as the sequencing run is conducted. Real-time monitoring of data generated by one sequencing instrument or a federation of instruments is possible through the BaseSpace interface.

The instrument control software does not allow publicly addressable inbound communications. All communication is made through standard https requests initiated by the user at the instrument. Each data-upload transaction is linked to an authenticated user account.