In case you missed it, there’s a new Bioinformatics AMI available in EC2. It comes with already pre-loaded data sets from TCGA and 1000Genomes as well as some example queries. Instructions on how to launch are here: discover.paradigm4.com/Try-SciDB.html
We’re also pushing more tools built around SciDB into GitHub. So a very very rough prototype VCF loader and some R examples can be found here: github.com/Paradigm4/vcf_tools
Also, unfortunately we found some more leaky behavior in 14.8. The trunk for the next release is already much smoother and we’re working on ironing out the issue.