Neuroscientists take advantage of the following Bridges's features:

  • Persistent databases of various types: relational databases for structured data; document-oriented databases for text; and graph databases  to represent the relationships in data

  • Contemporary applications and a rich software environment

  • Extreme shared memory nodes to manage larger and larger amounts of data

  • Hosted data collections that can be mined by researchers

  • Gateways that allow intuitive access to complex workflows