CIS336 Discussions Week 1

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CIS336 Discussions Week 1
We hear the term database all the time. Give some examples of databases…

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CIS336 Discussions Week 1

CIS336 Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts 80 Pages 

Normal Forms and Entity Relationship Diagrams – 40 Pages 

We hear the term database all the time. Give some examples of databases that you interact with on a regular basis. What makes a database relational? What is a file storage system? How does a relational database differ from a file storage system?  Class would you consider a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet a relational database?  Why/why not? How about Excel inclusion for “referential integrity”? What about concerns regarding end-users training to recognize spreadsheet limitations? Under what circumstances would data inconsistencies occur in a database?…

Lab Forum – 40 Pages 

This area is used to discuss the lab assignments and techniques. Please post any questions you have about the labs or tips that you have discovered during your learning process. At a minimum, post at least three notes that highlight your experience or problems with this week’s lab. What is the difference between an operational and a transactional database? What is the main purpose for a data warehouse? What distinguishes an operational versus a data warehouse database? How would you compare a “relational database” against a “Network database”?….