The following use cases have been submitted from various sciences. They illustrate the kinds of analysis that various communities are doing or would like to do:
- Optical astronomy: relational style, pixel processing
- Radio astronomy
- Earth Remote Sensing
- Environmental Observation & Modeling
- ARM Climate Research
New use cases will be added as we receive them and obtain permission from the authors to publish them here.
The use cases are the key drivers of the SciDB design. If you are a scientist wanting to analyze your data in a particular way that is difficult with today's technology, or if you are responsible for designing, building or maintaining a data management system for a scientific project, please contact us, or submit a use case.
A word to our non-scientific visitors dealing with large scale, complex analytics: although SciDB focuses on scientific analytics, challenging use cases from industrial users are welcome, too, as we believe there are many commonalities between scientific and industrial analytics. The better we understand this area, the more generally useful a system we will be able to build.