This is similar to Jeannette Wing’s idea of “computational thinking,” in which computer science techniques and technologies are applied to different disciplines [2].
But if you are a bench scientist at the bottom of the pyramid, what are you going to do for a software budget? You are basically going to buy MATLAB[11] and Excel
As I have said, such software pipelines are called Laboratory Information Management Systems, or LIMS.
In fairness, I should say that the science community has invented a bunch of formats that qualify in my mind as database formats. HDF[14] (Hierarchical Data Format) is one such format, and NetCDF[15] (Network Common Data Form) is another. These