This format is used to create images without compression on Nikon Coolpix cameras. The created RAW files contain electronic data from the camera sensor. It is able to save more data compared with compressed photos. With NRW files you can set the exposure, white balance and other settings while preserving all the details in the image.
This format was used for storing databases on the Pegasus and Palm PDA devices. Besides images, PDB allowed you to store tables, maps, e-books, and other data in a structured way. Today it has become obsolete and has been replaced by more flexible formats with DRM protection.