Prepare database design documents using the data definition, data manipulation, and data control language components of the SQL language

Imagine  that you have been hired as the database administrator for a local  department store. The department store has recently expanded by opening  five (5) stores within your local region. They have also launched a  series of marketing campaigns to attract new customers and increase  sales. For your hired role, you will be responsible for creating and  maintaining an enterprise-wide database system that will hold the sales  and inventory data for the organization. The designed database will help  operations in supporting its new business marketing strategy. Using the  concepts presented throughout the course, you will develop a plan to  create this database and establish a design that aligns with the product  sales initiatives of the organization.

Write a twelve to fifteen (12-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify the potential sales and department store transactions that can be stored within the database.
  2. Design  a database solution and the potential business rules that could be used  to house the sales transactions of the department store.
  3. Evaluate  all relationships of each entity within your database solution using  the Crow’s Foot notation. Include all data elements, entities,  relationships (such as 1:M, 1:1, M:N), and cardinalities for the  department store database in your diagram. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  4. Research  the Internet for best practices of how retail stores use databases for  retaining customers and increasing sales and complete the following:
    1. Justify how Big Data tools could be used for forecasting sales and inventory of the department store.
    2. Propose  two (2) SQL Stored Procedures that use SQL functions to help sales  associates perform explanatory or predictive analytics.
    3. Give  your opinion on which of the two (2) ways you proposed in Question four  (4) b provide greater value to expanding their business within the  region.
    4. Provide a copy of your working SQL code as part of the paper.
  5. Research the Internet for database vendors that provide cloud computing services and complete the following:
    1. Estimate  the types of costs involved or the pricing structure required when  implementing a cloud-hosted solution for a database.
    2. Analyze security considerations and pricing of the different cloud implementation types.
    3. Rank  the cloud services options of Software as a Service, Platform as a  Service and Infrastructure as a Service in terms of functionality,  mobility, and ability to provide distributed transaction concurrency.  Compare how these cloud-based services fit within an environment where  users are mobile. Determine the technical provisions that would be  required to ensure data integrity.
  6. Evaluate  whether the use of a distributed DBMS structure is appropriate and  identify the optimization techniques that should be factored in to  enhance the operations of the database in your design.
  7. Provide  at least two (2) examples of how lost updates and uncommitted data may  occur, keeping in mind that five (5) stores will be generating  transactions.
  8. Determine  the concurrency control factors that can be used to ensure valid  execution of transactions within the current multiuser environment.
  9. Research  the Internet for backup and restoration recovery solutions and database  security threats that could be applicable to the department store. Upon  your research, complete the following:
    1. Suggest  at least two (2) options that could be made available to provide  disaster management functions for the database system within the retail  environment.
    2. Assess  the types of security threats that may exist when managing the  department store database and suggest measure(s) that can be performed  to minimize these threats that are particular to retail.
  10. Use at least six (6) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment  page length.
  • Include  charts or diagrams created in any chart or drawing tool with which you  are familiar. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the  Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Compose conceptual data modeling techniques that capture information requirements.
  • Prepare  database design documents using the data definition, data manipulation,  and data control language components of the SQL language.
  • Describe the basic mechanisms for accessing relational databases from various types of application development environments.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the strategic implications and management of database systems.
    • Write  clearly and concisely about topics related to the strategic planning  for database systems using proper writing mechanics and technical style  conventions.

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