Exercises, Use Cases and Labs
The following resources are made available to educators as they utilize our datasets and platforms. This collection will grow and evolve with our systems, as we strive to be premier source of academic enterprise curriculum.
SAS is a word leader in analytics and provides Walton College with enterprise software
tools including Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner and Visual Analytics. At Walton,
we incorporate SAS in our curriculum to equip students with the highly valued skills
of data analytics and visualization.
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Teradata University Network
The Teradata University Network (TUN) serves as a bridge between academia and the
world of practice. The Walton College is a TUN member, a group dedicated to being
the premier academic resource for knowledge about data warehousing, decision support
systems, business intelligence, and databases. Also, Walton College Enterprise Computing
systems serve as a host to TUN members for access to large-scale, real-world databases.
Microsoft Enterprise Consortium
The Microsoft Enterprise Consortium, hosted by the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, utilizes Microsoft SQL Server 2016 suite of software products to support a broad base of academic learning and research interests world-wide. Over the past two years, thousands of faculty and students world-wide have accessed the Consortium resources for a wide-variety of teaching and learning activities and courses. New server resources were implemented in Fall 2009 to ensure strong performance for the anticipated growth in users.
- How to Use Existing Cubes in SQL Server 2012 (pdf)
- Example SQL2012 BI Cube Building using DILLARDS (pdf)
- Example SQL2012 BI Cube Building using SAMSCLUB STAR (pdf)
- Example SQL2012 Report Designing (pdf)
- Course: Database Fundamentals
- Course: SQL Fundamentals and Advanced SQL Curriculum
- Course: Data Mining Modules
- Microsoft Connection (pdf)
- ERD Tutorial (pdf)
IBM Academic Initiative
The University of Arkansas serves as an IBM hub for universities that are teaching
mainframe and open source Linux courses. The Sam M. Walton College of Business has
been enhancing students' class experiences through the use of courseware and access
to hardware and software provided by IBM and the Academic Initiative. The Sam M. Walton
College of Business has received a long-term loan of an IBM Systems z Mainframe Server
to run software from the IBM Academic Initiative.