UC Merced Cloud Lab

Some of the key research areas in the UC Merced Cloud Lab:

  • Cloud architecture
  • Cloud infrastrcuture
  • Cloud virtualization
  • Cloud security/network security
  • Distributed systems

In this data-driven society, we are collecting massive amounts of data from people, actions, sensors, algorithms, the web and elsewhere, and big data presents some huge challenges.

The questions are:
When can we call these data “big data?”
How large is big data?
What are the solutions for storing, analyzing, maintaining, recovering and retrieving big data?
How can cloud computing and cloud architecture handle the big data issues?
What is the role of cloud architecture?
What are the potential security issues for cloud computing and cloud architecture?

Our studies will attempt to answer these questions.