For this assignment, you are going to do a detailed


For this assignment, you are going to do a detailed technical and business evaluation of Apache Databases (Pig, Hive, Cassandra, etc.)

You must answer the following questions. The report is a DETAILED, RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT. This is not an outline, excel spreadsheet, or a one-two project. This will require a significant level of effort and time. You are building a business use as to WHY a company would want to use this database technology solution or vendor technology. 


  1. What are the key database      products made by the vendor OR the key database platforms available under      the database category? (Describe functionality and technical highlights)
  2. If a vendor, who are the      competitors to the platform? If a database technology class, who is the      clear leader and why?
  3. What are the key features      for each of these database platforms that make them unique?
  4. Provide three (3) business      uses for why a customer/client would want to use your vendors/class of      database technology in their environment.
  5. What are key technical      skills a data administrator or database administrator would require if      they use this platform?

As you can tell, this is about a 15-20 Page Paper! Your group will have a LOT OF RESEARCH. Start BEFORE the residency (seriously)!

You MUST use APA citations throughout this paper. It counts as 20% of your overall grade for this assignment. Your paper will be graded against the assignment rubric which measures the following weight based on the points assigned (i.e. 20 points, 25 points depending on if you are in MAIN or 1G/IIG)

  1. Technical Competency      (25%)
  2. Business Competency      (20%
  3. Technical Accuracy      (25%)
  4. Spelling / Grammar      (10%)
  5. Citations / APA (20%)

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