“Throughout the course we have discussed the purpose of art.  We talked about its role in cultural criticism, its function as didactic story telling, as story telling for catharsis and healing, as self expression, and as cultural expression. Explore one theme we have discussed this semester and examine it through different media: music, literature, and visual art. Use examples from all three media to support your thesis. This can be a painting, poem or short story, and musical performance or composition.  This paper should be in MLA style and 3-4 pages in length. 
Topic: Self-expression can be argued to be essential to human existence. Craft your definition of self-expression and explain why it is important. Discuss how literature, music, and visual art are media that essential for self-expression.


“Each group has been assigned either a vendor who produces several database platforms or a class of database platforms. For this assignment, you are going to do a detailed technical and business evaluation of the assigned vendor and/or database class. 

Top for Group 8 – Oracle Databases (Oracle & Sun-Owned)
Each group must answer the following questions in the form of an executive business presentation. Pretend you are trying to sell the CEO of a company on why they should move their database to the assigned platform. Using these questions below as your guide, create a presentation that provides clear, concise facts. 
Use the presentation – How to presentation: How to Create a Killer Business Use Case as the basis of your presentation creation. 
· What are the key database products made by the vendor OR the key database platforms available under the database category (do not just use the ones listed – there are MANY MORE)?
· If a vendor, who are the competitors to the platform? If a database technology class, who is the clear leader and why?
· What industries are these database vendors tools or database technology platforms used in? Is the market increasing or decreasing for technology?
· What are the key features for each of these database platforms? What are differentiators compared to other database platforms in its like-kind class?
· Are these databases used on-premise only? Cloud-based only? Mainframe only? Explain the infrastructure use case for each of these databases that you are discussing. 
· Provide three (3) business uses for why a customer/client would want to use your vendors/class of database technology in their environment.
· What are key technical skills a data administrator or database administrator would require if they use this platform?
· Where do you believe this technology will be in 3-5 years?

Your paper should meet the following requirements:
• Be approximately 4 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.
• Follow APA guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.
• The UC Library is a great place to find resources.
• Be clear with well-written, concise, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing.”

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