Summary of Software Using HDF5 by Type (September 2016) 
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 more info
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 more info
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 more info
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 more info
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 more info
PyTables Database Open Source   Python Python API to organize and manipulate scientific data tables and other numeric objects more info
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 more info
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 more info
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  
h5labview Instrumentation Open Source     Interface between NI LabVIEW and HDF5 faq
NI-HWS Instrumentation Commercial     Uses limited subset of HDF5 for storage and retrieval of waveforms and attributes more info
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 more info
H5WS API Remote Access Open Source Linux C  API that allows remote HDF5 data access using Web Services. more info
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 Also see h5labview, lvhdf5, NI-HWS
HDF5 Mesh API Sci Data Mgmt Open Source   C Prototype for storing structured and unstructured grids in HDF5 see Ensight
HL-HDF Sci Data Mgmt Open Source   C, Python C & Python high level library for scientific data in HDF5 more info
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 more info 
BEAM Special Purpose Open Source     Basic ENVISAT Toolbox for (A)ATSR and MERIS data  
Bear Special Purpose Open Source     Bers slices and holomy representations more info
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 more info
Chombo Special Purpose Open Source     Tools for working with partial differential equations more info
Derby Special Purpose Open Source     Data browser for exploring product types from GCM more info
FLASH Special Purpose Open Source     Code for simulation of thermonuclear flashes more info
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. more info
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 more info
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 also see
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 more info
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 more info
RAMS Special Purpose Open Source     Atmospheric Modeling System more info
RESQML Special Purpose Open Source     Exchange standard for subsurface data more info
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 more info
SWX Special Purpose Open Source     Space Weather Explorer to visualize space weather model output in 3D more info
THESEUS-FE Special Purpose Commercial Linux, Windows   Simulation software based on Finite-Element solver methodology for handling thermal radiation more info
TPC5 Special Purpose Commercial     HDF5-based format for multi-channel data acquisition file spec
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 more info
R Statistics, Graphics Open Source   R System for statistical computation and graphics, has HDF5 interface more info
Alembic Visualization Open Source     Computer graphics interchange framework news update
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 more info
Tecplot Visualization Commercial Many   Interactive visualization program more info
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 more info
Data Visualizer for O-Matrix Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows   O-Matrix command-line interface that works with Intel Array Visualizer more info
Dawn Visualization/Analysis Open Source   Python Visualization and Analysis platform for synchrotron data More Info
DREAM.3D Visualization/Analysis Open Source     A software environment for analyzing digital microstructure dataA More Info
EnSight Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many   Tools for engineering and scientific simulation more info
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 more info
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. more info
Igor Pro Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows, Mac C, Igor Visualize/analyze 1D, 2D, 3D data more info
Intel Array Visualizer Visualization/Analysis Commercial Windows   Windows app to read, write, display array data from HDF4, HDF5, others more info
Mathematica Visualization/Analysis Commercial     Environment for technical tasks ranging from computations to visualizing or modeling data more info
MATLAB Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many   Numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization. Query, read HDF files  more info
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 more info
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 more info
PV-WAVE Visualization/Analysis Commercial Many PV-WAVE Visualization and Analysis language and environment more info
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 more info
SYSTEMA / THERMICA Visualization/Analysis Commercial Linux, Solaris, Windows   Spacecraft modeler and thermal analyser more info
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 more info
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 more info
Yorick Visualization/Analysis Open Source Many Yorick Interpreted programming language