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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tel...
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p>Foreword by Steven Pinker</p><p>Blending the informed analysis of <em>The Signal and the Noise</em> with the instructive iconoclasm of <em>Think Like a Freak</em>, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions.</p><p>By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. </p><p><em>Everybody Lies</em> offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? </p><p>Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. <em>Everybody Lies</em> challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.</p>
Blockchain: The Beginners Guide to Understanding the Technology B...
by Artemis Caro

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English

Pages

59

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<h2><i>"What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions".</i>- Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO</h2><br /><br /><h2>Get the Kindle version for <b>FREE</b> when you purchase the paperback!</h2><br /><b>Cryptocurrency and it's disruptive architecture, Blockchain, is now making the biggest revolution in the Finance sector for the last 100 years.<br /></b><br />There is a lot of hype surrounding the concept of the blockchain, but what does this term actually mean? What is blockchain technology? Why does it matter? <br /><br />These questions are not always answered with due diligence in the sea of headlines that deal with digital currencies using blockchains.<br /> As a result, many people are left with an incomplete understanding of this transformative new technology and its massive implications for the future. <br /><br /><b>The goal of this book is not to plumb the depths of the mathematical wizardry used to code blockchain-based applications, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and conceptual background behind blockchain technology. <br /></b><br /><h2>We will take a practical approach, examining how Blockchains are used in the real world.</h2><br /><b>In this short, concise guide you will learn:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>A Brief History of Blockchain Technology</li><li>Blockchain Basics: Managing Digital Transactions</li><li>What is a Distributed Ledger? </li><li>Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin </li><li>Implications Of Blockchain: Big Data, Privacy & Personal Data</li><li>Profiting from Blockchain Technologies </li><li>Limitations & Challenges of Blockchain</li><li>The Future of Blockchain </li></ul><b>For Centuries, people have relied on corrupt Centralized Institutions like banks and Governments to serve as intermediaries when it comes to storing and transacting financial assets. <br /></b><br /><h2><i>This is ALL About To Change...</i></h2><br /><b>Make sure you take action and join the Financial Revolution by reading this book!<br /></b><br /><br />
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Relia...
by Martin Kleppmann

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English

Pages

614

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<div><p>Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?</p><p>In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.</p><ul><li>Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively</li><li>Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools</li><li>Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity</li><li>Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built</li><li>Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures</li></ul></div>
Numsense! Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added
by , Kenneth Soo

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

February 03, 2017

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<b>Used in Stanford's CS102 Big Data (Spring 2017) course.</b><br /><br />Want to get started on data science?<br />Our promise: no math added.<br /><br />This book has been written in layman's terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own dedicated chapter that explains how it works, and shows an example of a real-world application. To help you grasp key concepts, we stick to intuitive explanations and visuals.<br /><br />Popular concepts covered include:<br /><br />- A/B Testing<br />- Anomaly Detection<br />- Association Rules<br />- Clustering<br />- Decision Trees and Random Forests<br />- Regression Analysis<br />- Social Network Analysis<br />- Neural Networks<br /><br />Features:<br /><br />- Intuitive explanations and visuals<br />- Real-world applications to illustrate each algorithm<br />- Point summaries at the end of each chapter<br />- Reference sheets comparing the pros and cons of algorithms<br />- Glossary list of commonly-used terms<br /><br />With this book, we hope to give you a practical understanding of data science, so that you, too, can leverage its strengths in making better decisions.
Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Minin...
by , Tom Fawcett

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

July 27, 2013

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<div><p>Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.</p><p>Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, <i>Data Science for Business</i> provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You’ll not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also how participate intelligently in your company’s data science projects. You’ll also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.</p><ul><li>Understand how data science fits in your organization—and how you can use it for competitive advantage</li><li>Treat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real value</li><li>Approach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way</li><li>Learn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data</li><li>Apply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates</li></ul></div>
Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information as a...
by Douglas B. Laney

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English

Pages

343

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<P>Many senior executives talk about information as one of their most important assets, but few behave as if it is. They report to the board on the health of their workforce, their financials, their customers, and their partnerships, but rarely the health of their information assets. Corporations typically exhibit greater discipline in tracking and accounting for their office furniture than their data. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Infonomics is the theory, study, and discipline of asserting economic significance to information. It strives to apply both economic and asset management principles and practices to the valuation, handling, and deployment of information assets. This book specifically shows:</P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>CEOs and business leaders how to more fully wield information as a corporate asset</LI><br /><LI>CIOs how to improve the flow and accessibility of information</LI><br /><LI>CFOs how to help their organizations measure the actual and latent value in their information assets. </LI><br /><P></P></UL><br /><P></P><br /><P>More directly, this book is for the burgeoning force of chief data officers (CDOs) and other information and analytics leaders in their valiant struggle to help their organizations become more <I>infosavvy</I>. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Author Douglas Laney has spent years researching and developing Infonomics and advising organizations on the infinite opportunities to monetize, manage, and measure information. This book delivers a set of new ideas, frameworks, evidence, and even approaches adapted from other disciplines on how to administer, wield, and understand the value of information. Infonomics can help organizations not only to better develop, sell, and market their offerings, but to transform their organizations altogether.</P>
Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL
by Itzik Ben-Gan

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;">Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">This Microsoft Exam Ref:</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Includes downloadable sample database and code for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Querying Data with Transact-SQL</p> <p style="margin:0px;">About the Exam</p> <p style="margin:0px;">Exam 70-761 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and query data and to program databases</p> <p style="margin:0px;">with Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2016. </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">About Microsoft Certification</p> <p style="margin:0px;">Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of essential skills for building and implementing on-premises and cloud-based databases across organizations. Exam 70-762 (Developing SQL Databases) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">See full details at: microsoft.com/learning</p>
SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself
by Ben Forta

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

October 25, 2012

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job. Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints. You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in 22 short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete. With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language. 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to... Use the major SQL statements Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators Retrieve, sort, and format database contents Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques Use aggregate functions to summarize data Join two or more related tables Insert, update, and delete data Create and alter database tables Work with views, stored procedures, and more Table of Contents 1 Understanding SQL 2 Retrieving Data 3 Sorting Retrieved Data 4 Filtering Data 5 Advanced Data Filtering 6 Using Wildcard Filtering 7 Creating Calculated Fields 8 Using Data Manipulation Functions 9 Summarizing Data 10 Grouping Data 11 Working with Subqueries 12 Joining Tables 13 Creating Advanced Joins 14 Combining Queries 15 Inserting Data 16 Updating and Deleting Data 17 Creating and Manipulating Tables 18 Using Views 19 Working with Stored Procedures 20 Managing Transaction Processing 21 Using Cursors 22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications Appendix C : SQL Statement Syntax Appendix D: Using SQL Datatypes Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words
Data Strategy: How to Profit from a World of Big Data, Analytics ...
by Bernard Marr

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English

Pages

1

Publication Date

April 03, 2017

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<p>Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. <b>Bernard Marr'</b>s <b><i>Data Strategy</i></b> is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage.</p><p>Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, <b><i>Data Strategy</i></b> will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.</p>
Docker: 5 Books in 1- Beginner's guide+ Tips & Tricks+ Simple & E...
by Daniel Jones

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

January 04, 2018

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What sets Docker apart is the way that it parses out information which is done through the use of containers. A container allows developers to ship out applications that already include every it needs to run properly regardless of the environment it finds itself in. This cuts down on design time and potential headaches significantly while also creating a uniform experience for users of the application no matter what their personal situations may be. Docker adoption rates have jumped in the past year by more than 40 percent with more than 30 percent of all programmers currently using it to one extent or another. Don’t get left in the dust, buy this 5 books Bundle today.

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