Nassib & pingorya,
Thanks for the note.
First, there’s a small immediate, practical problem here. We (the SciDB core team) are actually working with a large pharma company on a genomics application. But for a number of reasons–chiefly, they don’t want us to talk about it–we can’t say a great deal.
And there are other, more general problems. The SciDB engine (in it’s current form) is only 6 months along, so not many people have had a chance to try it out on the problems your pointing it at. And second, we’re mostly DBMS hackers, not geographers or Bio-IT types. So we’re a bit tongue-tied when it comes to proposing solutions and ideas in spaces that lie a long way outside our comfort zone or area of expertise.
Perhaps it would be best if you could try us with some specific questions; describe the application, the data you’re looking at, the problems you’re addressing, and so on. Then we can explain how SciDB fits (or doesn’t).