What are the similarities? They are both radically hierarchical. Also the job functions in each domain is highly specialized. They are opposites in that that pharmaceuticals are use to save and extend patients' lives while those in the military often kill people and destroy things to obtain their objective.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.