Database Application Archive

How Government Services Are Using Data Technologies

Nelly L.

We think of citizens as legally recognized subjects of a particular state or community. As citizens, they are bound to certain regulations and rules that are maintained and controlled by governmental agencies, who oversee every aspect of their lives for the well-being of the inhabitants as a whole. These government agencies control the economy, social freedoms, and political systems of the citizens. Unsurprisingly, they also take advantage of the most sophisticated business techniques today in order to do so. If that is so, how is business related to the government? And how does the government use data obtained from these business technologies to oversee citizen community engagement? read more...

Data Mining in Health

By Amanda L.

Data mining has proven itself to be a highly useful analytic process and instrumental in effective decision making in various industries. By analyzing large sets of data to discover patterns and correlations, an e-commerce organization can understand consumer shopping habits and predict future behavior, or manufacturer can assess quality control and schedule maintenance accordingly. Nevertheless, data mining in health provides nearly as many benefits, with its use becoming increasingly more extensive and popular. read more...

Data Mining in the Engineering Industry

By Lillian H.

Data mining is the act of collecting data, transforming the data into information, and eventually using the information to improve, create, and fulfill goals. Considering the engineering industry and the massive amounts of data generated by each of its sectors (software, electrical, mechanical, etc.), data mining is extremely valuable in this field. This paper will go further in depth on the benefits, tools, and challenges data mining provides specifically in the engineering fields of software, and electrical. read more...

Data Mining Within E-Commerce

By Gary C.

In e-commerce, data mining is critically essential in order to compete with the rapidly growing competition amongst retailers. E-commerce is the exchange of data within the online world in order to garner business transactions. There are patterns and trends within shoppers that are analyzed and broken down in order to determine strategies to identify a multitude of situations, such as from what customers may like based on a previously purchased product all the way to why customers tend to avoid a certain product. The amount of raw data that is transmitted through data mining is astounding and requires a tremendous amount of research in order to determine the most of every possible likely scenario. read more...

Machine Learning Applied to Agriculture

By Johnny C.

Technology is always changing and growing. In the modern day, advancements in technology come at exponential rates. One of the fastest ways to get ahead in an industry is by investing in cutting-edge technology. Agriculture is a huge part of the economy and is very important in sustaining countries. A more recent development in agriculture industry, is machine learning. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed (Rouse, 2016). An example of this is, is an advancement made by biologist David Hughes and epidemiologist Marcel Salathe. “They fed a computer more than 50,000 images, and by learning on its own, the program can correctly identify 99.35 percent of the new images they throw at it.” This is a huge advantage for farmers, allowing them to understand what is affecting the crops, and finding faster ways to cure them. Machine learning can also help discover the best times and locations for crops, maximizing the yield. Although there are limits and challenges to machine learning, it is capable of pushing the boundaries in agriculture. read more...

Data Mining and Database use in the Construction industry

By Mackenzie B.

With the advancement of technology and our ability to pool and collect information digitally, we’re able to minimize the collection of previously written copies of work and compile them into simple small archives of information. Where previously files, folders, and endless drawers of signed documents were once stored; Databases allows us to maximize the efficiency of the construction industry ranging from a collection of completed land permits, to legal documents and leases, to client information and a collection of parts for labour. Having engineers being able to pre-test their designed structures and building managers and clients being able to understand how strongly designed their structures are, are some of the most important steps in creating a well built building. read more...

Real World Product Database

By Aerold B.

A product or a service is the bread and butter of all businesses. Every business needs to keep track of every item that they sell. Whether it’s the current stock of a product or the product’s location. In the past, businesses do not have a computer to keep track of their products. Instead, they use paper to communicate and keep track of every product that they sell. These papers are installed in cabinets so that it can be accessed in the future. The introduction of personal computing revolutionized how businesses store their data. Database replaced cabinets. According to AJ Graham, there are several types of databases that have been around since the 1960s. It was not until the 1970s when the most commonly used type of database was created. This most commonly used type of database is the Relational databases. Database made it easier for businesses to keep track of their product. Database also made it possible for businesses to enter their product data in the cloud and can be accessed by authorized employees in the company. Database are also used for business services such as banking, insurance, and transportation services. read more...

Databases and Technology in Politics

By Tony W.

With the onset of the information age, databases and various sorts of technology have been playing a large role in politics around the world and in the United States. Nearly All successful political campaigns are using data in a meaningful way. Being able to understand it and take advantage of it can be the key to winning an election. read more...

IoT Application and Analysis

By Jonathan Tr.

Technology today is growing faster than ever and improving the way we live in multiple ways. Cloud technology is now wirelessly collecting data from everyday physical objects embedded with sensors, chips, onboard computers, and so on. It’s changing the way we do habitual things like eat, sleep, and exercise while simultaneously collect and store all the data. Tech giants today like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Intel, and many more, are realizing the potential of this real time data and offer a variety of unique ways in processing all that raw data to turn into information for the rest of the world. One of the many problems with all this real-time data is how we can analyze this data to build IoT applications and benefit consumers and the industry. read more...