Data Management

A Demonstration of SciDB: A Science-Oriented DBMS

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

In CIDR 2009, the authors presented a collection of requirements for SciDB, a DBMS that would meet the needs of scientific users. These included a nested-array data model, science-specific operations such as regrid, and support for uncertainty, lineage, and named versions. This paper presents an overview of SciDB's key features and outlines a demonstration of the first version of SciDB on data and operations from one of the lighthouse users, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).