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A Method for Allocating and Using Database Design Score Credits

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242956D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-02
Document File: 5 page(s) / 219K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for allocating Database Design Score Credits within an organization or department to improve overall Database Design Scores. Credits are applied to Database Scores, creating a new Credit Based Score and improving overall scores.

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A Method for Allocating and Using Database Design Score Credits

Information systems need to persist the processed data in a database . Many database management systems offer the flexibility to store the data , manage the relationships between the data, and provide the associated interfaces to interact with the data ; however, current systems cannot judge the quality of the user's definition of the underlying database.

The Database Scoring method analyzes a design and definition and produces a single numerical value assessing its attributes against a scoring knowledge base that grades , evaluates, and quantifies the result. The Database Score is an indicator of how well the database has been designed and defined . A Database Score enables the assessment of the quality of the supplied design in a single value.

Using this alone can be effective, but can also create issues within design teams by possibly preventing the normal growth of new designers into seasoned professionals .

An alternative is required to avoid penalizing less experienced teams or teams that are faced with restrictions to effective design and good scores .

In addition, as part of doing business, organizations understand that teams may design prototypes, making short, one-time systems, or have limited resources to design systems. A mechanism is needed that enables development teams to manage database score credits and maintain high overall database scores by balancing the allotment of database score credits.

The novel contribution is a method for allocating Database Design Score Credits within an organization or department to improve overall Datab...