Bryan W. Lewis
I work with a very talented group of friends at a start-up called Paradigm4 on SciDB. SciDB is an open-source (AGPL) array-oriented database. Here are some examples of what folks are doing with it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/tools/1000genomes/; http://prezi.com/bnku4ajptzfr/copy-of-35min-scidb-at-nersc-analyze-and-share-terabytes-of-data/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy. SciDB also works nicely with the R and Python languages, among others.
I admire the R language. Anyone working in scientific computing should strongly consider using R.
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