Databases in the Cloud: a Status Report

  • This paper updates an earlier paper on the use of cloud computing in a database course. That paper described a curricular initiative in cloud computing intended to keep our information technology curriculum at the forefront of technology. Currently, our IT degrees offer extensive database concentrations. This paper reports on the results of two years experience using the cloud for lab exercises in the Database Architecture and Implementation course. It discusses the benefits and concludes with a new deployment for the cloud that improves disaster planning for the environment and provides an extension to another campus. We also discuss our Cloud Vendor Selection Model showing how the different services interact with each other. We also show how different categories of users can be supported by different tools to meet course objectives. Finally, we discuss various issues and challenges that must be considered when implementing cloud solutions into an educational environment.

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