On successful completion of this module students will be able to
1.Critical appraisal of design and development methods and services that access local and remote data from various data sources.
2.The ability to design, develop, deploy and test services to cloud environments.
3.Identifying hardware required for different Cloud Computing models.
4.Evaluate and elaborate the importance of dataflow-computational processing in the Cloud.
5.Create scalable, load-balanced services and implement growth strategies
40%: Assignment 1 (Including a reflective report)
Note: To pass this module:
·You must attempt all pieces of assessment and you must achieve at least 40% overall.
·If you have a re-sit, you must attempt all the elements you have failed as failing marks cannot be carried forward.
For written assignments, students need to state the word count at the end of the assignment. 10% over the stated word count is permitted without penalty. If students go beyond this, then there is a penalty of 5 marks for every additional 10% beyond the word count. The word count includes the Abstract or Executive Summary and all in-text citations. The word count excludes the Bibliography and Appendices. Please note that Appendices should only include supplementary information not provided in the main text. There is no specific penalty for submitting a piece which is below the word count, but please note that shorter written submissions are likely to attract poorer grades, particularly where they lack the necessary depth of analysis.
Feedback will be provided via Moodle.
Although you will be guided throughout the module by your lecturer, you can get extra support for your assignment. You can make an appointment with the ACE team for any language, research and study skills issues and/or contact the Computing ACE expert for any advice on how to approach your assignment. REMEMBER: they are not here to give you the answers!
Specific requirements for the assignment: Amazon EC2 Services (Student version is available and free)
Urs Hoelzle and Luiz Andre Barroso. 2009. The Data-canter as a Computer:
An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines (1st ed.).
Morgan and Claypool Publishers.
Attempt all the following tasks set in the assignment. Marks are awarded for producing a properly documented system that meets the requirements as specified below.
1.Critically evaluate IAAS (infrastructure as a service), SaaS (software as a service) and PaaS (platform as service) models, and which features of the SaaS model can help to access local and remote data from various data sources. [40%]
2.Critically evaluate and justify selected AWS cloud services for Retail4Profit company and the impact on the company's performance [40%]
3.Provide recommendations for further enhancements of your solution [15%]
You are required to follow the Harvard referencing system when citing others' work. An accompanying list of references must also be provided as part of your report.
Critically evaluation of IAAS, SaaS and PaaS models
Discussed the features of the SaaS model which can help to access local and remote data from various data sources
Evaluation and justification of the proposed solution and explained how it improved the performance of the company
Provided recommendations for further enhancements of the proposed solution
Grammatical errors corrected
References created on a separate page and written in Harvard referencing style format.
In-text citations written correctly
Assignment Preparation Guidelines
1.All components of the assignment report must be word processed (hand written text or hand drawn diagrams are not acceptable), font size must be within the range of 12 point to 14 point including the headings, body text and any texts within diagrams.
2.Standard and commonly used fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri should be used.
3.Your document must be aligned left or justified with line spacing of 1.5.
4.All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered and labeled.
5.You must provide screen shots of working SQL statements and their output.
6.Material from external sources must be properly referenced and cited within the text using the Harvard referencing system.
All components of the assignment (text, diagrams, code etc.) must be submitted in one-Word file.