HDF File Documentation


Feature Value
Format Name Hierarchical Data Format
Version HDF5
Extension .hdf, .hdf5, .h5
MIME Type application/x-hdf
Data Model Hierarchical
Organisation Groups and Datasets
Data Types Supports complex data types
Compression Supports multiple compression techniques
Metadata Rich metadata support
Accessibility Random access of data sections
Large Data Support Designed for large amounts of data
Portability Platform-independent format
APIs Wide range of APIs for different programming languages
Concurrency Supports multiple read/single write access
Scalability Scalable from small datasets to very large datasets
Interoperability Can interoperate with other data formats
Data Integrity Supports user-defined integrity checks
External Libraries Supports linking to external libraries
Extensibility Can be extended to support new data models