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Specifications have incorporated some of the thinking that was involved in our work for a Retail chain.

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We might also design a Data Warehouse which is very useful for providng data for Reports and Business Intelligence.

If you are planning a Cloud-based Strategy, I recommend you start by thinking about the common Reference data, such as Product codes.
Put that in the Clouds to make it easily accessible from any branch.
Then plan to produce a 'Single View of the Truth', such as data which is in many Branches but is stored differently.
Click here to see an example of this for Retail shops.

Data Model for Cloud Computing

Here are some interesting Architecture diagrams found by Googling "Cloud Architecture"
  • IBM's Architectural Model for Cloud Computing from UmbrellaCloud.
  • Oracle's Private Cloud Architecture Elements
  • Hybrid Cloud Architecture from Cloud Nerve network Blog from Dexter Duncan

    Barry Williams
    Principal Consultant
    Database Answers Ltd.
    London, England
    April 9th. 2011

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