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IS 584 - Database Management Systems

This course was taken in the fall semester of 2007. Dr. Peiling Wang is the instructor of this course. This course is designed to teach learners the correct methods that are needed to defining: data needs, data structure, the role of operating systems in data management, file organization, database management systems, logical data models, internal data models, and database administration and evaluation. This course is also designed to instruct learners how to design and implement database management systems, that will can be used for application.

In order to begin working with database management systems, you need to understand what a "database" is. A "database" is an information system within an organization to manage data for business operations, often with restrict and well-defined user access rights at various levels. In other words, a "database" is used to store data and / or metadata, which is maintained within an organization, only giving certain, select users rights to this data and / or metadata.

Web queries are often placed in databases, and then they are researched to see if there are any "patterns" of users. During the semester of taking this course, my partner and I performed a database project to support research in web search behaviors of "intranet" users inside of a "federal business environment." This specific database design was unique because federal institutions communicate using a hybrid, "conventional and specialized" vocabulary model. The "intranet" sites inside these institutions can be directly mapped to a single user by their IP address.

When we began our research we had one main goal, with the purpose of identifying seven possible attributes. Please view our research project here, which includes our Needs Assessment, Mini-World Description & Business Rules, Figures / Diagrams to assist with this research, Use Cases, and Import and Update of the Data. Thank you for your time.

 

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