Procedures that use SQL functions to help sales associates perform explanatory or predictive analytics.

  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: