HDFql – the new HDF tool that speaks SQL
If you’re handling HDF files on a regular basis, chances are you’ve had your (un)fair share of programming headaches. Sure, you might have gotten used to the hassle, but navigating the current APIs probably feels a tad like filing expense reports: rarely a complete pleasure!
If you’re new to HDF, you might seek to avoid the format all together. Even trained users have been known to occasionally scout for alternatives. One doesn’t have to have a limited tolerance for unnecessary complexity to get queasy around these APIs – one simply needs a penchant for clean and simple data management.
This is what we heard from scientists and data veterans when asked about HDF. It’s what challenged our own synapses and inspired us to create HDFql.