1. What type of data is stored by businesses in a professional field that interests you? How many databases might be used to store that data? How would the data be organized within each database?
2. What challenges did ETAI face that made creating their catalog a three-week-long ordeal?
1. List your five favorite Web sites. Consider the services that they provide. For each site, suggest how one or more databases might be used on the back end to supply information to visitors.
2. How could you use business intelligence (BI) to do a better job at work? Give some specific examples of how BI can give you a competitive advantage.
Use a Web search engine to find information on specific products for one of the following topics: business intelligence, object-oriented databases, or database as a service. Write a brief report describing what you found, including a description of the database products and the companies that developed them.