How much do you know about (and do you have access to) the process that puts these kinds of values into the database?
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Also, I'm curious: are you saying that there is a single "binary(8)" column that is being used to store doubles in some rows and uint64 in other rows? If so, is there some other column in each row that tells you which data type is being stored there?
Since you seem to have some other way of knowing what "unpacked" value you should get for a given row, maybe it would help to look at the "raw" bits for that known field value (e.g. as a 16-digit hex numeric string). For uint64 values, that should clear up any problem involving endianness. (Working out the bit fields for doubles will be a little trickier.)