azw3 The American company Amazon is a recognized powerhouse when it comes to all things related to books. Their proprietary eBook readers dubbed the Kindle which was first released in 2007 is a testament to this. The .azw file format is the filename extension associated with eBooks designed to be read on Amazon's proprietary Kindle device and through their free but closed source Kindle software for smartphones, PCs, and Macs. The format is incompatible with any device other than kindle and its associated software. In order to open files saved in this format on non-kindle devices, one would have to convert the file to another format such as the open ePub format or PDF. Some converters can also convert other formats into .azw files which can later be opened on a kindle device or application.
pdb The .pdb filename extension refers to the program database file format authored by Microsoft. The format is used for storing debugging information about executable files and programming libraries or DLL files. The pdb format was designed to ease the debugging process of executables and program modules by decoupling the debugging information from the end of the program or class library itself to allow the integrated debugger and linker to access the pdb files directly. It doing so, the PDB format facilitates the stepping into/out of runtime libraries. The format and its internals remain the proprietary asset of Microsoft.