We thought about releasing the second dataset as a single compressed SQLite database instead of a set of CSV files. I ultimately decided against this thinking that it might add too much complexity to importing the data into your favorite set of tools. However, after seeing some discussion from competitors, it seems that many people are just importing the CSV data into a database as their first step.
Therefore, I'd like to get your feedback for future data drops on these questions:
1.) Would a SQLite version of the dataset have been more convenient for you than the CSV files?
and a similar question:
2.) Would you have been able to read a SQLite version of the data just as easily as the CSV files?
My main concern is that I didn't want to prevent anyone from reading the data.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!