Need design advice. What's my best approach for storing this data?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Mar 19 05:47:44 CET 2006

Mudcat wrote:
> In doing a little research I ran across PyTables, which according to
> the documentation does this: "PyTables is a hierarchical database
> package designed to efficiently manage very large amounts of data." It
> also deals with compression and various other handy things. Zope also
> seems to be designed to handle large amounts of data with compression
> in mind.
> Does any know which of these two apps would better fit my purpose? I
> don't know if either of these has limitations that might not work out
> well for what I'm trying to do. I really need to try and compress the
> data as much as possible without making the access times really slow.

PyTables is exactly suited to storing large amounts of numerical data aranged in
tables and arrays. The ZODB is not.

Robert Kern
robert.kern at

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