Background: Exploring various functional aspects of a biological cell system has been
a focused research trend for last many decades. Biologists, scientists and researchers are continuously
striving for unveiling the mysteries of these functional aspects to improve the health standards
of life. For getting such understanding, astronomically growing, heterogeneous and geographically
dispersed omics data needs to be critically analyzed. Currently, omics data is available in
different types and formats through various data access interfaces. Applications which require offline
and integrated data encounter a lot of data heterogeneity and global dispersion issues.
Objective: For facilitating especially such applications, heterogeneous data must be collected, integrated
and warehoused in such a loosely coupled way so that each molecular entity can computationally
be understood independently or in association with other entities within or across the various
Methods: In this paper, we propose an omics data integration schema and its corresponding data
warehouse system for integrating, warehousing and presenting heterogeneous and geographically
dispersed omics entities according to the cellular functional aspects.
Results & Conclusion: Such aspect-oriented data integration, warehousing and data access interfacing
through graphical search, web services and application programing interfaces make our
proposed integrated data schema and warehouse system better and useful than other contemporary