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StorageBIT: A Metadata-aware, Extensible, Semantic, and Hierarchical Database for Biosignals

Carreiras, C. C. ; Silva, H. ; Lourenço, A. ; Fred, A. L. N.

StorageBIT: A Metadata-aware, Extensible, Semantic, and Hierarchical Database for Biosignals, Proc INSTICC International Conf. on Health Informatics - Healthinf, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. , pp. 65 - 74, February, 2013.

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Abstract
Acquisition of biomedical data is, nowadays, widespread, originating a deluge of data that may contain relevant and interesting information for healthcare professionals, biosignal researchers, and the individuals themselves. This creates the need to organize the information in a structured way, facilitating collaboration and research efforts. Therefore, for that purpose, this paper investigates database systems and file formats, dis- cussing current technologies, requirements and possible implementations. These implementations were put through a benchmarking package to analyze their insertion, query and update performance. A final approach combining the use of HDF5, a hierarchical file format for numerical data, and MongoDB, a NoSQL database, is proposed, as it showed the best combination of properties from the tested solutions.