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Seeking recommendations re: courses/resources on building a database from scratch

  • 1.  Seeking recommendations re: courses/resources on building a database from scratch

    Posted 10 days ago
    Edited by Rachel Udow 9 days ago
    Greetings,

    I am seeking recommendations for courses, resources, etc. that detail the process of building a database from scratch.

    My organization uses various cloud-based data collection platforms, some of which are integrated with each other, and others of which are not. I export data from these platforms monthly, import the data to SPSS, clean it, and task the SPSS files to managers for analysis. While this process has worked well enough for us, I am currently completing an MS in Business Analytics and learning about databases, data warehouses, SQL, etc., and see the potential of relational databases for my organization's use case. My MS courses will not cover how to build a database from the ground up or how managers would eventually interface with such a database if it were to exist, so I would welcome any recommendations for courses or other resources that address these topics in a holistic, process-oriented way.

    Thank you in advance for your insight!

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    Rachel Udow
    Data Analyst & Systems Manager
    Harlingen TX
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