I am currently comparing file formats (HDF5 , etc.) to DBMS systems for a scientific data repository.

I know of proprietary solutions such as Oracle extensions, but are there open source/free systems for scientific data? I would define that as a system that would have the MKSA unit system integrated, and an extensive library of scientific conversions/operations.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you give specific examples of "scientific conversions/operations"? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 23:45

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SciDB is an open-source DBMS for scientific data.


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