WES Archive. Data Storage and Retrieval.
WES Archive is the sub-component used to store and access data in WES Library. WES Archive may be co-located on the same system as WES or be distributed to different storage systems.
WES Archive provides a REST API to allow the archiving and retrieval of products stored in WES LIbrary. As such, the WES Archive REST API is utilized by multiple subsystems, including:
- WES Ingest to archive incoming products;
- WES Order to retrieve products for delivery, request retrieval status; and,
- Third party applications that require the ability to archive, delete, and update products.
Similar to WES Ingest, the WES Archive REST API supports username/password authentication as well as HTTPS. Also, JSON is used to represent the request on all HTTP POST operations.