To Serve and Protect: Web Security for HDF5
John Readey, The HDF Group
|Editor’s Note: Since this post was written in 2015, The HDF Group has developed the Highly Scalable Data Service (HSDS) which addresses the challenges of adapting large scale array-based computing to the cloud and object storage while intelligently handling the full data management life cycle. Learn more about HSDS and The HDF Group’s related services.|
HDF Server is a new product from The HDF Group which enables HDF5 resources to be accessed and modified using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
HDF Server , released in February 2015, was first developed as a proof of concept that enabled remote access to HDF5 content using a RESTful API. HDF Server version 0.1.0 wasn’t yet intended for use in a production environment since it didn’t initially provide a set of security features and controls. Following its successful debut, The HDF Group incorporated additional planned features. The newest version of HDF Server provides exciting capabilities for accessing HDF5 data in an easy and secure way.