Computing & Internet Databases Books

Building Data Science Teams

As data science evolves to become a business necessity, the importance of assembling a strong and innovative data teams grows. In this in-depth report, data scientist DJ Patil explains the skills, perspectives, tools and processes that position data science teams for success.

Topics include: What it means to be "data driven." The unique roles of data scientists. The four essential qualities of data scientists. Patil's first-hand experience building the LinkedIn data science team.

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

This collection represents the full spectrum of data-related content we've published on O'Reilly Radar over the last year. Mike Loukides kicked things off in June 2010 with "What is data science?" and from there we've pursued the various threads and themes that naturally emerged. Now, roughly a year later, we can look back over all we've covered and identify a number of core data areas:

Data issues -- The opportunities and ambiguities of the data space are evident in discussions around privacy, the implications of data-centric industries, and the debate about the phrase "data science" itself.

The application of data: products and processes - A "data product" can emerge from virtually any domain, including everything from data startups to established enterprises to media/journalism to education and research.

Data science and data tools -- The tools and technologies that drive data science are of course essential to this space, but the varied techniques being applied are also key to understanding the big data arena.

The business of data - Take a closer look at the actions connected to data -- the finding, organizing, and analyzing that provide organizations of all sizes with the information they need to compete.

The Culture of Big Data

Technology does not exist in a vacuum. In the same way that a plant needs water and nourishment to grow, technology needs people and process to thrive and succeed. Culture (i.e., people and process) is integral and critical to the success of any new technology deployment or implementation.

Big data is not just a technology phenomenon. It has a cultural dimension. It's vitally important to remember that most people have not considered the immense difference between a world seen through the lens of a traditional relational database system and a world seen through the lens of a Hadoop Distributed File System.This paper broadly describes the cultural challenges that accompany efforts to create and sustain big data initiatives in an evolving world whose data management processes are rooted firmly in traditional data warehouse architectures.

Visual Basic 6.0 Programming By Examples

Visual Basic is one of the easiest to learn computer programming language and yet it is very powerful.

In my tutorial I used VB 6 to explain step by step how to create a simple Visual Basic Application and relatively complex one (a Patient Management system) that is using database. Patient Management application source code is explained in details.

You will learn how to design and create a database in MS Access and how to create tables and queries.

The book includes a sample application that shows how to use Windows API function.

You will learn how to convert VB program that can be run only in Visual Basic development environment to a distributable application that can be installed on any client computer.

For illustration, I included 128 screen shot images and links to video.

You will be able to download from my website complete source code for 7 Visual Basic projects including a Password Keeper, a Patient Management and a Billing Management applications.

Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07647QQXY

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is an enterprise-level, petabyte scale, fully managed data warehousing service. This guide focuses specifically on using Amazon Redshift to create and manage a data warehouse. If you work with databases as a designer, software developer, or administrator, it gives you the information you need to design, build, query, and maintain the relational databases that make up your data warehouse. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/redshift/.

Mastering Excel: Excel Apps

This lesson only applies to Excel 2013 or Office 365!

This short lesson covers Excel applications (apps). Apps are almost like the apps you find on your smartphone. In the Excel world, an app is a small, programmed interface that interacts with Excel data to extend your spreadsheet's functionality.

Excel come with two apps built by Microsoft. You will learn how to use these apps to add dynamic charts to your worksheets. There is no programming involved with these apps. They do all the work for you.

As with all my other lessons, this one comes with two follow along workbooks. One you can use to work through the exercises and the other one has the completed exercises.

Once again, if you do not have Excel 2013 or Office 365 for Windows, you will not be able to use this lesson!

Best Practices for Running Oracle Database on Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers you the ability to run your Oracle Database in a cloud environment.

Running Oracle Database in the AWS Cloud is very similar to running Oracle Database in your

data center. To a database administrator or developer, there are no differences between the two

environments. However, there are a number of AWS platform considerations relating to security, storage,

compute configurations, management, and monitoring that will help you get the best out of your

Oracle Database implementation on AWS. This whitepaper provides best practices for achieving optimal

performance, availability, and reliability, and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) while running

Oracle Database on AWS. The target audience for this whitepaper includes database administrators,

enterprise architects, systems administrators, and developers who would like to run their Oracle

Database on AWS.

This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Oracle Database on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start provides a reliable and automated way to install and configure Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition on AWS with high availability.

The Quick Start deploys Oracle Database into a Multi-AZ configuration on AWS with asynchronous data replication between Availability Zones. You can choose to deploy Oracle Database into a new or your existing AWS environment, and use Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The Quick Start installs Oracle ASM for storage management, and Oracle Data Guard for database setup and replication. You can also include the Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) Cloud Module for backups. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/.

The Evolution of Data Products

This report examines the important shifts in data products. Drawing from diverse examples, including iTunes, Google's self-driving car, and patient monitoring, author Mike Loukides explores the "disappearance" of data, the power of combining data, and the difference between discovery and recommendation. Looking ahead, the analysis finds the real changes in our lives will come from products and companies that reveal data results, not the data itself.

Take Control of PDFpen 10

Edit and enhance your PDFs easily with PDFpen 10!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper"--contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more--comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or email. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need the appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and to export PDFs to other file formats (including Word and Excel). With Take Control of PDFpen 10, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

If you haven't used PDFpen before, this free book is an excellent way to find out what it has to offer.

Take Control of PDFpen 10 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR--with single or multiple documents.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, headers, footers, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Add a watermark to each page of a PDF.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Take Control of PDFpen 7

Learn how to create and manipulate PDFs with PDFpen 7 and PDFpen for iPad & iPhone

PDF serves as a universal document format for all manner of forms, statements, and receipts. And, whether you've moved a lot of your documents into the cloud or not, you've probably noticed that more and more "paper" is coming your way as PDF files.

But, even as PDFs unstuff our filing cabinets and shrink the piles in our physical inboxes, we need to learn new skills to edit and manage PDFs effectively. Many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen app to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, edit PDFs, create PDFs, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 7, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on a Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro, or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

The book begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

Compatibility? PDFpen 7 works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite; we also have Take Control of PDFpen 6 for users of older versions of OS X.

With those preliminaries out of the way, you'll learn how to:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, professional editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work directly with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Reduce the file size with a Quartz filter.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature -- in the iOS versions, you can write with a stylus!Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form for both Mac and Windows (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web.That's not all! The book also covers how to:

Work with PDFs in PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.Get your PDFs into and out of PDFpen in iOS via iCloud Drive, iTunes, Dropbox, and Open In.Print a PDF with its annotations appearing at the end.Store frequently used items (like a logo or signature) in the PDFpen Library.Turn a Web site into a multi-page PDF (PDFpenPro only).An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters (Expert's Voice in Security)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-07-09 Pages: 133 Language: English Publisher: Apress Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters is a must have resource guide for anyone who wants to ... implement TXT within their environments.I wish we had this guide when our engineering teams were implementing TXT on our solution platforms!

TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go, Third Edition (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-04 Pages: 250 Language: English Publisher: APRESS TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. 3rd Edition (The Experts Voice) is written from theperspective of a person developing their code using a web browser. TheTouchDevelop Web App runs in many modern browsers on many different devicesincluding smartphones and tablets. Macs. PC.All screenshots and navigationinstructions refer to the TouchDevelop Web App running in a browser.ForWindows Phone. there is a dedicated TouchDevelop app in the Windows Phone Storewhich gives access to many more sensors and data sources.Starting with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for Windows Phone 8. the phone app will share the samelook and navigation structure and all features of the Web App.

New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy: A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe

In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I "The Big Data Opportunity" explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission's BIG project. Part II "The Big Data Value Chain" details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III "Usage and Exploitation of Big Data" illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV "A Roadmap for Big Data Research" identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.

Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data: Results of the LOD2 Project (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Linked Open Data (LOD) is a pragmatic approach for realizing the Semantic Web vision of making the Web a global, distributed, semantics-based information system. This book presents an overview on the results of the research project "LOD2 -- Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data". LOD2 is a large-scale integrating project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Work Program. Commencing in September 2010, this 4-year project comprised leading Linked Open Data research groups, companies, and service providers from across 11 European countries and South Korea. The aim of this project was to advance the state-of-the-art in research and development in four key areas relevant for Linked Data, namely 1. RDF data management; 2. the extraction, creation, and enrichment of structured RDF data; 3. the interlinking and fusion of Linked Data from different sources and 4. the authoring, exploration and visualization of Linked Data.

Take Control of PDFpen 8

Juggle your PDFs easily with PDFpen 8!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper" -- contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more -- comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or mail. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 8, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

Members of Take Control's sister publication, TidBITS, can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart, including PDFpen 8 and PDFpenPro 8. To learn more, visit the Membership Benefits page. To access the coupon code, make sure you've logged in and click through from the Your Member Benefits page.

Take Control of PDFpen 8 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.