The DBLab and SC Projects

Project Overview

The goal of this project is to create a toolkit for quickly building highly efficient database systems in a high-level language (Scala) using SC, our easily extensible DSL compiler framework.

SC is publicly available in binary form at (It will be open-sourced in the coming months, as soon as published).

Our first database system implemented as part of DBLAB, LegoBase (an analytical query engine), is  available open-source at


  • Christoph Koch
  • Amir Shaikhha
  • Yannis Klonatos
  • Lionel Parreaux
  • Mohammad Dashti


  • Florian Chlan
  • Nikos Kokolakis
  • Lewis Brown


This project is supported by ERC grant 279804 ALGILE and by NCCR MARVEL.


Variations in mineral structure and redox properties of iron-bearing clay minerals during redox cycling

M. Aeppli; F. Baron; A. Neumann; T. Hofstetter; J. Biswakarma 

Goldschmidt Conferences 2023, Lyon, France, July 9-14, 2023.

The isotopic signature of U(V) during bacterial reduction

A. Brown; M. Molinas; Y. Roebbert; R. Faizova; T. Vitova et al. 

Geochemical Perspectives Letters. 2024. 

Homogenous power distribution along gyrotron collector walls

J. Dubray; S. Alberti; D. Fasel; J-P. Hogge; P-F. Isoz et al. 

2023-03-31. SOFT2022, Dubrovnik, Croatie, September 18-23, 2022.

A Cluster of Evolutionarily Recent KRAB Zinc Finger Proteins Protects Cancer Cells from Replicative Stress–Induced Inflammation

F. Martins; O. Rosspopoff; J. Carlevaro-Fita; R. Forey; S. Offner et al. 

Cancer Research. 2024.  p. OF1-OF19. DOI : 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-23-1237.

Ambulatory seizure detection

A. Bernini; J. Dan; P. Ryvlin 

Current Opinion in Neurology. 2024. Vol. 66, num. 2, p. 144-145. DOI : 10.1097/WCO.0000000000001248.

Adverse and mitigating impacts of warming on tree carbon cycling

C. Grossiord 

Symposium Plant Science Research in Switzerland_SwissPLANT 2023, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 23-25, 2023.

How can interactions between trees mitigate adverse impacts

C. Grossiord 

Links between tree diversity, plant hydraulics, and wildfires, Banyuls-sur-mer, France, March 27-29, 2023.

Disentangling the impact of co-varying drought-driven changes to soil moisture, vapor pressure deficit, and temperature on plant carbon and water relations.

C. Grossiord 

the 25th EGU General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union, Vienna, Austria, April 23-28,2023.

The rising importance of heat and vapor pressure deficit in plant hydraulic dysfunctions.

C. Grossiord 

Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of America , Portland, Oregon, USA, August 6-11, 2023.

Le futur. Les défis de la mobilité de demain

V. Kaufmann 

La mobilité au coeur du patrimoine; Neuchâtel: Editions Livreo Alphil, 2024-02-25. p. 360.