Summary of Software Using HDF5 by Type (December 2017) 
Name (with Product URL) Application Type Open Source / Commercial Platforms Languages Short Description
HDF5 Indexing Prototype API for fast querying in HDF5 Open Source     Prototype for storing bitmap and projection indices in HDF5
HDF5-FastQuery API for fast querying in HDF5       APIs to extend HDF5 selection and accelerate queries
H5MD API for HDF5 Open Source     File format specification for efficient and portable storage of molecular data 
h5py API for HDF5 Open Source Linux, Mac, Windows Python Python interface to HDF5
HDF Java Products API for HDF5 Open Source Many Java Java API for HDF and HDF5 and HDFView tool
HDF5  and .NET API for HDF5 Open Source     P/Invoke declarations for core HDF5 C-API
HDF5 bindings for Delphi API for HDF5 Open Source     Delphi module with HDF5 bindings
HDF5 High Level APIs API for HDF5 Open Source   C, Fortran High Level APIs that come with HDF5 to simplify code and provide standards
JHDF5 API for HDF5 Open Source   Java High Level Java API for HDF5
MXA API for HDF5 Open Source     File format and API for managing data from scientific experiments using XML
NetCDF-4 API for HDF5 Open Source Many Fortran, C++, Java Set of interfaces for array-oriented data access
NeXus API for HDF5 Open Source     Common data format for neutron, x-ray and muon science
pandas ( API for HDF5 Open Source     Python Data Analysis Library
SPDLib API for HDF5 Open Source     Software for processing laser scanning data (i.e., LiDAR) 
lvhdf5 API for HDF5  Open Source     HDF5 API for Labview
HDF Explorer Browser/Editor Commercial Windows   Data Visualization program for HDF and HDF5
HDFView Browser/Editor Open Source Many   Java-based tool for viewing and editing HDF and HDF5 files
pyqt-h5browser Browser/Editor Open Source     HDF5 Python browser
ViTables Browser/Editor Open Source Many   PyTables and HDF5 file viewer and editor
PyTables Database Open Source   Python Python API to organize and manipulate scientific data tables and other numeric objects
CSP Format Conversion Open Source     Command-line tool to  convert/plot a Perkin Elmer sp3 spectra file into HDF5
dxhdf5 Format Conversion Open Source     Import HDF5 data into Open DX
H5utils Format Conversion Open Source     Conversion and Visualization tools for HDF5 
HDF4 to HDF5 Conversion Library Format Conversion Open Source Linux, Solaris   Library and tools to convert HDF4 files to HDF5 files
HDF5 XML Format Conversion Open Source     An HDF5 DTD and tool
ActivePapers ( General Problem Solving Open Source     File format for storing computations. 
Cactus General Problem Solving       Problem solving environment
GriKSL General Problem Solving Open Source     Develop grid-based simulation and viz techniques for CACTUS
h5edit General Problem Solving Open Source Linux, Windows   Command-line tool to edit HDF5 files. Currently limited to operations on attributes
hdf5read General Problem Solving Open Source   Fortran 90 Module to read selected datasets and attributes from HDF5/HDF-EOS data files
PSH5X General Problem Solving Open Source Windows   Windows powershell module for HDF5
PyHexad General Problem Solving Open Source     Python-based Excel add-in for HDF5
Salome General Problem Solving Open Source     A journaling filesystem driver for HDF5 based on SEC2 driver
h5check HDF Tools Open Source Linux, Solaris   A tool to check the validity of an HDF5 file
HDF5 Utilities HDF Tools Open Source All   Utilities that come with HDF5 for analyzing and converting HDF5 files and compiling HDF5 applications
HDFql High-level language for HDF5 (similar to SQL) Open Source Windows, Linux and Mac OS X C, C++, Java, Python, C#, Fortran Tool to manage HDF5 files. Reads and writes HDF data through a simple and clean interface.
h5labview Instrumentation Open Source     Interface between NI LabVIEW and HDF5
NI-HWS Instrumentation Commercial     Uses limited subset of HDF5 for storage and retrieval of waveforms and attributes
MDSplus Management and Access Open Source     Tools for data acquisition and storage; methodology for management of complex scientific data
Mirador Management and Access       Earth Science Data Search Tool
OPeNDAP Management and Access N/A     Software framework for remote scientific data transfer and access
Pomegranate Management and Access Open Source Independent Python Web service software, web API, library and command line tool
H5WS API Remote Access Open Source Linux C  API that allows remote HDF5 data access using Web Services.
HDF Server Remote Access Open Source     Python-based web service to send/receive HDF5 data using HTTP-based REST interface
DIAdem (HDF5 DataPlugin) Sci Data Mgmt Commercial     Helps engineers and scientists to quickly locate, inspect, analyze, and report on measurement data
HDF5 Mesh API Sci Data Mgmt Open Source   C Prototype for storing structured and unstructured grids in HDF5
HL-HDF Sci Data Mgmt Open Source   C, Python C & Python high level library for scientific data in HDF5
Adaptive Entropy Encoding Library Special Purpose Open Source     Freely available SZIP implementation available from the German Climate Computing Center
ADIOS Special Purpose Open Source     IO componentization of different IO transport methods
Amelet-HDF Special Purpose Open Source     API to provide standard for working with electromagnetic data
Bathymetric Attributed Grid Data Format Special Purpose Open Source Linux, Win32   File format for storing bathymetric data
BEAM Special Purpose Open Source     Basic ENVISAT Toolbox for (A)ATSR and MERIS data
Bear Special Purpose Open Source     Bers slices and holomy representations
Ceemple Special Purpose Commercial   C++ Rapid C++ technical computing environment,with built-in HDF support
CGNS Special Purpose Open Source     Software for working with CFD Analysis data
Chombo Special Purpose Open Source     Tools for working with partial differential equations
Derby Special Purpose Open Source     Data browser for exploring product types from GCM
FLASH Special Purpose Open Source     Code for simulation of thermonuclear flashes
G4Linac_MT Special Purpose Open Source   C++ A Geant4 application to model a Medical Linear Accelerator, used in Radiotherapy to treat cancer diseases by employing ionizing radiation
Galacticus Special Purpose Open Source     A semi-analytic model of galaxy formation
Globe Claritas Special Purpose Commercial Linux, Windows, Solaris   Seismic processing software (geophysics)
H5hut Special Purpose Open Source Many C, C++, Fortran High performance I/O library for particle based simulations.
HDF5 Plugin for ImageJ and Fiji Special Purpose Open Source     Java plugin for ImageJ and Fij image processing package
HDF-EOS Special Purpose Open Source     Software for working with remote-sensed data from Earth Observing System
ITK Special Purpose Open Source Many Many Toolkit for performing registration and segmentation of medical images
LIBGPIV Special Purpose Open Source     Library for (Digital) Particle Image Velocimetry Technique
MED Special Purpose Open Source     Standard for storing and recovering data associated with numerical meshes and fields.
Million Song Dataset Special Purpose Open Source     Collection of audio features and metadata for a million contemporary music tracks
MOAB Special Purpose Open Source Linux/Unix C++ Component for representing and evaluating mesh data
Mosaik Special Purpose     Python A flexible smart grid co-simulation framework
mz5 Special Purpose Open Source     Space- and time-efficient storage of mass spectrometry data sets
NeuroHDF Special Purpose Open Source     Software to manage neuroscience data
OpticsBenchUI Special Purpose Open Source Linux C, Fortran Demo of integrated solution to manage a simple optics bench of cameras, motors and DACs
PAM-CRASH Special Purpose Commercial Unix, Linux, Windows C, Fortran ESI's open HDF5 database format to store results of FEM-based simulations
Paramesh Special Purpose Open Source     Fortran subroutines to extend serial AMR code to parallel
pconvert Special Purpose Open Source     Command-line tool to convert BEAM and ENVISAT products to HDF5
PhDC4D Special Purpose Commercial     Software for maintenance management of ships, offshore structures and static equipment
pyrat Special Purpose Open Source   Python Simplifies handling of large multi-frequency radio interferometric visibility datasets and images
Q5Cost Special Purpose     Fortran Library and interface used in Quantum Chemistry
RAMS Special Purpose Open Source     Atmospheric Modeling System
RESQML Special Purpose Open Source     Exchange standard for subsurface data
Rybo Geo Data Special Purpose       Processing of Airborne Geophysical Data
Salome Special Purpose Open Source Linux   CAD/CAE integration and development platform
Scilab Special Purpose Open Source     Scientific software package for numerical computations
SeisHDF plug-in Special Purpose Commercial     Plug-in for Petrel 2013  for exporting to and importing from HDF5 files.
Silo Special Purpose Open Source   C, C++ A mesh and field I/O library and scientific database
STAR-CCM+ Special Purpose Commercial     CFD software
Swarm Special Purpose Open Source     Simulator for fine-grained, composable scheduling
SWX Special Purpose Open Source     Space Weather Explorer to visualize space weather model output in 3D
THESEUS-FE Special Purpose Commercial Linux, Windows   Simulation software based on Finite-Element solver methodology for handling thermal radiation
TPC5 Special Purpose Commercial     HDF5-based format for multi-channel data acquisition
VSIM Special Purpose Commercial Many C++, GUI PIC (particle-in-cell)  simulation tool to run plasma, electromagnetic and electrostatic problems
WaveCut Special Purpose Commercial Linux, Windows   Application with GUI for analyzing large amounts of signal waveform data
XDMF Special Purpose Open Source   Many Data format and library using XML and HDF5 in High Performance Computing
Zori Special Purpose Open Source     Calculate properties of atoms/molecules using quantum Monte Carlo methods
R Statistics, Graphics Open Source   R System for statistical computation and graphics, has HDF5 interface
Alembic Visualization Open Source     Computer graphics interchange framework
Field3D Visualization Open Source Linux, Mac  C++ Library/format for storing voxel data
HDF Compass Visualization Open Source     A visual tool to navigate HDF5 files
OSSIM Visualization Open Source     Open Source Software Image Map library for geospatial image processing
Tecplot Visualization Commercial Many   Interactive visualization program
Adxv Visualization/Analysis Open Source Linux, Mac, Windows   Software for the display and analysis of X-Ray diffraction images
BEAT Visualization/Analysis Open Source Unix, Windows,Mac   Toolkit for working w/atmospheric data
Damaris Visualization/Analysis Open Source   C++, Fortran Middleware for in-situ data analysis and visualization in support of HPC simulations
Data Visualizer for O-Matrix Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows   O-Matrix command-line interface that works with Intel Array Visualizer
Dawn Visualization/Analysis Open Source   Python Visualization and Analysis platform for synchrotron data
DREAM.3D Visualization/Analysis Open Source     A software environment for analyzing digital microstructure dataA
EnSight Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many   Tools for engineering and scientific simulation
Fiberbundle HDF5 (F5) Visualization/Analysis Open Source   C I/O library that implements a common data model for scientific visualization
Geomatica Visualization/Analysis Commercial     Integrated software system for remote sensing and image processing
GNU Octave Visualization/Analysis Open Source     MATLAB-like tool
HydroVISH Visualization/Analysis Commercial Linux, Mac, Windows C++ Visualization framework built on top of Vish for lidar and multisensor mass data
IDL Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many IDL Visualize and analyze HDF data with IDL. Query, read HDF files.
Igor Pro Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows, Mac C, Igor Visualize/analyze 1D, 2D, 3D data
Intel Array Visualizer Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows   Windows app to read, write, display array data from HDF4, HDF5, others
Mathematica Visualization/Analysis Commercial     Environment for technical tasks ranging from computations to visualizing or modeling data
MATLAB Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many   Numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization. Query, read HDF files 
MeteoInfo Visualization/Analysis Open Source   C# Software to view and analyze meteorological and spatial data interactively
MultiSpec Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Remote sensing analysis  application for multispectral and hyperspectral data
NCL (NCAR Command Language) Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Interpreted language for sci data analysis and visualization
O-Matrix Visualization/Analysis Commercial     Interpreted matrix language for data analysis and visualization
OpenCV Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Computer vision and machine learning software library
Opticks Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Expandable remote sensing and imagery analysis platform
ParaView Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Visualize large data sets in serial or parallel environments, using VTK
PV-WAVE Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many PV-WAVE Visualization and Analysis language and environment
SCiLS Lab Visualization/Analysis Commercial     Software for statistical analysis of MALDI imaging data
SLh5 Visualization/Analysis Open Source   S-Lang Open source HDF5 module for S-Lang
SYSTEMA / THERMICA Visualization/Analysis Commercial Linux, Solaris, Windows   Spacecraft modeler and thermal analyser
Veusz Visualization/Analysis Open Source Many   Scientific plotting and graphing package to provide publication-ready output and edit/view data.
VisAD Visualization/Analysis Open Source   Java Java toolkit for interactive and collaborative viz and analysis
Vish Visualization/Analysis Open Source Linux, Mac, Windows   Flexible software environment  for processing and visualizing spatio-temporal data (uses F5)
VisIt Visualization/Analysis Open Source     Tool for visualizing fields in 2D and 3D meshes
Yorick Visualization/Analysis Open Source Many Yorick Interpreted programming language