Week 7 Discussion 1
•There are times when a database is accessed by many users across the enterprise. Transaction logs can help maintain concurrency in a multiuser platform. Describe at least two business scenarios where COMMIT and ROLLBACK would be required. Describe how these functions would be essential for business continuity and concurrency control. Identify how these functions would enable an organization to recover from a database corruption event.
•Describe how locks could be used in order to qualify data transactions and enhance concurrency control. Suggest at least two business scenarios that would benefit from implementing locking methods
Week 7 Discussion 2
•Databases can grow in data structure and data capacity throughout time. At certain times, it is necessary to perform optimization techniques in order to ensure optimal performance of the database. Evaluate at least two methods that can be used to optimize database components such as queries, reports SQL transaction processing, and data consumption. Provide a real-world example that explains how these methods would help an organization process a large number of online transactions within a short time span.
•Suggest at least two SQL optimization techniques that can be used to enhance the data access turnaround time and transaction processing time. Provide examples to support your response.
•Assess the database statistics that could be used in order to measure database performance. Provide a real-world example that demonstrates how this information would enable businesses to accurately scale its data processing requirements.
Week 8 Discussion 1
•Compare and contrast benefits and challenges that exist between centralized database management systems and distributed database management systems. Identify potential business environments where each can be properly used.
•Analyze at least two considerations that would be required to ensure effective transaction transparency of centralized database management systems and distributed database management systems. Justify your response.
Week 8 Discussion 2
•Business intelligence tools are considered the key drivers for many organizations. Identify and evaluate at least two business intelligence tools that could be effectively used to report business performance. Justify your response.
•Estimate the costs and describe the values of the two business intelligence tools you have identified from Part 1 of this discussion based on their functionality, integrating architecture, and benefits to the enterprise. Provide your rationale.