Tavaxy is a pattern based workflow system for the bioinformatics domain, focusing on genome comparison and sequence analysis. The basic motivation behind developing Tavaxy is to enable the design of workflows composed of Taverna and Galaxy sub-workflows in addition to other workflow nodes within a single environment. This provides an easy solution to run parts of the workflow on local infrastructure and other parts remotely through web-services. Tavaxy uses the concept of workflow patterns, which are workflow language constructs, in order to facilitate the design and execution of workflows and to enable the integration of Taverna and Galaxy workflows.

The basic features of Tavaxy include