Distributed Database Laboratory

The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia
What the facility does

Database development (BigData, NoSQL, relational), software engineering, systems development.

Area(s) of Expertise

The Distributed Database Laboratory performs applied research into data management challenges for relational, NoSQL, and BigData systems.  Researchers and developers are engaged in projects on small-scale sensor and embedded databases and large-scale BigData projects for the Industrial Internet.  We will work with your organization to tackle data challenges big or small in any industry.  Our expertise includes software engineering, system development, and consulting. We have worked with Fortune 500 companies including GE, and our research group specializes in database integration and implementation design and software development.

Research Services
  • Database and software design and consulting,
  • Database validation and optimization,
  • Data testing and performance,
  • Big Data and data analytics,
  • Implementation/optimization of Hadoop and NoSQL databases like MongoDB
Sectors of Application
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Management and business related services
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Distributed Database Laboratory

GPU Big Data AnalyticsServer

Used for large-scale analysis of data sets with support for graphic processing unit (GPU) techniques