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Use case:
I am investigating common characteristics of chosen databases. By databases I understand collections of data, possibly with relations between them.

I want to collect metadata for all databases that I could possibly find that meet some criteria. That accounts for two steps:

  1. Getting a set of databases available publicly
  2. Getting metadata that describe these databases e.g.
    • number of datasets/tables/collections
    • size of these datasets (filesystem, number of records)
    • etc.

Question:
Is it possible to find such data? I could possibly write a script that fetches that information if it is hard to access manually but is it actually possible to find?

  • What if I collected these information myself? E.g. downloaded datasets and then measured specific values? But then what source should I use to find relational-like datasets? – Sayid Jun 20 '16 at 9:57

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