The module will introduce you to at least seven current commercial database systems. These include both relational and “NoSQL” databases. In this assignment you will develop small databases using two of these.

Choose two current widely available database products and develop paperbased demonstration tutorials for each one. The tutorial should briefly explain a suitable use case for each DBMS and then show clearly how to create and query a database. If you wish, one of your chosen DBMSs can be relational, but not both. Please upload a documentation of the relevant demonstration for the tutorials.

You may use any DBMS that is available to you (if in doubt, consult the module tutor). You will need a working version of the DBMS, and this (along with ease of installation) may influence your choices.


Your submission should also consider professional issues surrounding the use of data and databases (see Learning Objective 6, above).

You are free to use one or more of the case studies you described in the reading assignment. Indeed, this is probably the easiest way to proceed.

You should submit two tutorials, totalling approximately 1000 words. Your document should be submitted as PDF. Do not use any other format, and do not attempt to compress the file (you will lose presentation marks if you do).

Note that the word limit is again tight. Keep the case study description short.

Note: You are free to use any relational DBMS should you wish to include that model. However, if you studied CMI3411 last semester you may not use MySQL (as you did a similar exercise with MySQL there).