Survey on the usage of self-describing data formats


Hi everyone,

for my PhD thesis I am conducting a small survey.
It focuses mostly on the usage of self-describing data formats such as HDF5, NetCDF or ADIOS2 with a small section on post-processing and data access APIs.
I would be glad if you would participate in this survey and also forward it to anyone you see fit. Beta tests showed answering takes about 5 to max 10 minutes.

Any feedback is welcome :slight_smile:
Thank you very much and all the best,



Hi @kira.duwe,

Interesting survey! It could be very useful to have its result shared with the community afterwards if you don’t mind :slight_smile:

In particular, I’m interested in what question 3.4 of the survey (What are typical operations computed often in post-processing and analysis in your field?) will identify since we are currently enabling HDFql with (HDF5) data post-processing features and it would be great to learn what are the most common operations performed by users.




great to hear it is of interest for others as well. So, of course I will share the results :slight_smile:
I will make sure to update the post or add an answer with the outcome.