I am interested in your opinions about database systems used to store, query and visualize genomic sequence and annotations. I am talking about ca 600-700Mb draft genome with a large number of contigs outside scaffolds. Yep, I know that annotating anything before reaching some quality milestones may be considered pointless, but I want to get the back end (DB) and the pipeline
working way before that.
So far I started testing Gbrowse (1.70), been impressed by Ensembl as an end-user, and looked at (unsuitable) eye candy GenomeProjector http://www.g-language.org/GenomeProjector/.
I will appreciate any thoughts about ease of installation/maintenance and integration with annotation tools such as Apollo / Artemis.
PS There is no way top add proper tags (genome annotation database) to this post