Database Use in Science Applications
A science application is any application where a natural, social or engineering problem is investigated.
Many science applications are data intensive. Scientific experiments produce large volumes of complex data, and have a dire need to create persistent repositories for their data and knowledge. It would seem natural that data management systems and technology will be heavily used in science. And yet, scientists traditionally do not use database management systems, and often develop home-grown solutions, or file-based software for their complex data management needs. Clearly, there is a gap between scientists’; intended use of data and what current data management systems provide.
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