Hi Ian, > Some time ago we developed DaL (an acronym for Draw and Load), a tool for > loading files into databases via a GUI. It has been provided at no charge > to users who've licensed one of our database extensions. Until recently it > only worked with PostgreSQL and Informix, because those are the two > databases for which we have extensions. We've now got an in-house version > of DaL working with Oracle, but we're not yet ready to release Oracle > versions of our database extensions. Given that DaL is pitched to users of > NetCDF files, do you have any thoughts on whether it's likely to be of > interest to Oracle + NetCDF users? It does allow loads into Oracle > GeoRasters. I don't know of many Oracle + NetCDF users, so I may not be the right person to ask. I know that NOAA had (and probably still has) an Oracle license agreement for use across several of their data centers that also use netCDF, but I haven't had questions from anyone about ways to make them inter-operate on the same data. > PS: Here's our current description of DaL: > > * By drawing lines between graphic nodes representing file contents > and database tables, a user controls how data is stored > * The current version of DaL works with Informix and PostgreSQL > * DaL has support for two BCS database extensions (DBXten and Grid > DataBlades), but it can also be used without them > * DaL uses Unidata's NetCDF Java library and hence can read from any > Unidata Common Data Model (CDM) file or protocol I'm forwarding this to the two netCDF-Java developers here, in case they know whether this would be of interest to netCDF-Java users. --Russ
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