Seqera Labs and DNAnexus Announce Availability of Nextflow App on DNAnexus

Nextflow App now Available on DNAnexus

If Linux is the lingua franca of data science, then Seqera Lab’s open-source workflow orchestrator, Nextflow, is the ideal tool to simplify writing and deploying of data-intensive pipelines. And we are excited to now be able to offer beta availability of Nextflow as a third-party app on the DNAnexus Platform. 

Nextflow is a popular workflow engine supporting a wide range of batch schedulers and public cloud providers. Many Nextflow users wanted the ability to deploy their pipelines on DNAnexus, and leverage our state-of-the-art data management and collaboration capabilities in a secure, compliant environment. So we teamed up with Seqera Labs to make it happen.

This new solution enables DNAnexus users to leverage any new or existing Nextflow pipeline to deploy and manage their data analyses collaboratively, in a computationally efficient way, all within their familiar DNAnexus environment. 

While DNAnexus customers can run Nextflow through a Cloud Workstation or JupyterLab terminal, this integration extends the Nextflow runtime by providing enterprise-level application for scalability and performance on the DNAnexus Platform.

Customers already using Nextflow do not need to change code in their pipelines, and it gives them access to the thousands of publicly available Nextflow pipelines from the community. It also ensures that DNAnexus users can leverage the full orchestration of native Nextflow with the guarantee that any changes to the Nextflow syntax or runtime are fully conformant with the DNAnexus Platform.

For more information and to trial the beta release of the Nextflow app for DNAnexus, please visit

You can learn more about the release in a May 20 webinar (8 a.m. PT). Sign up now to save your seat.