In this brief paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, Armstrong et al. present the details of their OceanWorks integrated data analytics platform (IDAP) (which later was open sourced as the Apache Science Data Analytics Platform [SDAP]). Confronted with disparate data management solutions for performing research on oceanographic research data, the authors developed OceanWorks to provide an integrated platform capable of advanced data queries, data analysis, anomaly detection, data matching, data subsetting, and more. Since its creation, OceanWorks has been deployed in multiple NASA environments to handle a wide variety of data management tasks at various deployment intensities. They conclude that under its open-source SDAP iteration, the software platform will "continue to evolve and leverage any new open-source big data technology" in order "to deliver fast, web-accessible services for working with oceanographic measurements."