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TileDB Cloud has a versatile namespace selector designed to enhance your experience in managing data and collaborations.
Quickly switch between private and organizational namespaces.
Upon signing up, each user is allocated a dedicated, private primary namespace. This namespace serves as your personal workspace, ensuring your data remains isolated and organized (until explicitly shared with other users or orgs).
In addition to your private namespace, TileDB offers the capability to create or join multiple organization namespaces. These spaces fosters seamless teamwork by allowing users to collaborate on projects, share resources, and collectively manage data.
The namespace selector enables effortless movement between these private and organizational spaces, facilitating a smooth transition as you navigate between different projects and contexts.
You can receive notifications for various actions happening in TileDB Cloud. For instance, you can be notified when you're invited to join an organization or when someone shares an asset with you.
A notification received for a shared notebook
When you log in, the first page you see is
Overview. Here you can see a summary of your assets, your current bill and your recent activity.
Overview - Recently accessed UDFs
You can easily launch Jupyter notebook server instances within TileDB Cloud.
Launch a Jupyter notebook instance, straight from TileDB Cloud
Launching a Notebook server instance from TileDB Cloud, while boasting a wide range of advantages, might exhibit slightly extended launch times around 30-40 seconds. This is due to the careful allocation of resources that underpin its performance and dependability.
You can catalogue and access a wide-range of asset types in TileDB Cloud. From generic, fundamental assets like arrays, files, notebooks and UDFs to more sophisticated assets used across broader applications verticals, including geospatial analysis, genomics research and machine learning.
This holistic approach ensures that whether you're working with traditional data types or delving into specialized domains, TileDB Cloud is your one-stop solution for streamlined asset management across diverse fields.
The asset sidebar
Each asset category has it's dedicated browser where you can also filter and search for specific assets. In the asset browser you can navigate between:
My tab: Your registered assets
Shared tab: Assets that are shared with you
Public tab: Publicly available assets
Favorites tab: Assets that are marked as favorite
The notebook asset browser, with the public (explore) tab selected
You can use keywords in the search field to search by name, tag or phrases included in the description of the public data and code.
Assets constitutes data, code and data products that belong to you or an organization you are a member of, as well as data and code shared with you by other users and organizations.
The asset categories currently supported by TileDB Cloud are listed in the table below. These assets can be registered and accessed in TileDB Cloud with various methods, described later in an another section.
You can preview various information from the overview tab of an asset. Rich descriptions, tags, URIs, permissions, versioning information along with some asset specific information.
Overview tab of a Notebook asset. Some information like
Server profileare available only to notebook asset types
The preview tab displays important information relative to the asset contents.
A preview of the
A preview of a private .png file
Previews are not supported for every asset type yet, but we continue to expand the feature gradually.
Explicitly on array assets you can view detailed information regarding the schema of the array.
Schema information of an array
Most of the asset types come with metadata, either inherited by the asset type itself, or defined by the user.
Any asset can be shared with explicit permissions via username or email. If the email invited is not a TileDB account already, it will prompt the user for a signup first.
Sharing dialogue - Invite via username or email
From the settings tab you can update your asset description and license, assign tags, rename or remove your asset, change the cloud credentials and make your asset publicly accessible.
Setting of a file asset
Some assets have specific actions associated with them (highlighted by the blue buttons) such as the ability to
download the asset,
copy it to another namespace,
launch a notebookor quickly
add a descriptionto the asset.
Asset actions available for a notebook
Adding assets to TileDB Cloud usually consists of two actions:
- 1.The creation or transformation of an existing or new asset to a multi-dimensional array. This can be done programmatically, via ingestion or straight from TileDB Cloud.
- 2.The registration of the asset from it's original storage location (usually S3, Azure or other cloud storage provider) to TileDB Cloud. Again this can happen either programmatically, via ingestion or from TileDB Cloud.
It's pretty common for the creation and registration of an asset to happen simultaneously.
For example when uploading a file from your computer at TileDB Cloud, it gets automatically transformed into an array, registered at your preferred namespace and saved to your selected cloud storage provider. Voila! 🔮
TileDB doesn't host any of your assets in it's own servers. Instead it utilises cloud-native practices to connect with all popular cloud storage providers such as S3, Azure and more.
You can view all the logged activity of assets you have access to.
Task activity screen
You can view and edit your primary and organization profile, add cloud credentials, default storage paths, API tokens, and manage your billing.
Profile settings, billing information
On organizations you can also manage your team members.
Organization profile by a read + write user (no billing available)