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Big Data For Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Big Data 7 Chapter 1: Grasping the Fundamentals of Big Data 9 Chapter 2: Examining Big Data Types 25 Chapter 3: Old Meets New: Distributed Computing 37 Part II: Technology Foundations for Big Data 45 Chapter 4: Digging into Big Data Technology Components 47 Chapter 5: Virtualization and How It Supports Distributed Computing 61 Chapter 6: Examining the Cloud and Big Data 71 Part III: Big Data Management 83 Chapter 7: Operational Databases 85 Chapter 8: MapReduce Fundamentals 101 Chapter 9: Exploring the World of Hadoop 111 Chapter 10: The Hadoop Foundation and Ecosystem 121 Chapter 11: Appliances and Big Data Warehouses 129 Part IV: Analytics and Big Data 139 Chapter 12: Defi ning Big Data Analytics 141 Chapter 13: Understanding Text Analytics and Big Data 153 Chapter 14: Customized Approaches for Analysis of Big Data 167 Part V: Big Data Implementation 179 Chapter 15: Integrating Data Sources 181 Chapter 16: Dealing with Real-Time Data Streams and Complex Event Processing 193 Chapter 17: Operationalizing Big Data 201 Chapter 18: Applying Big Data within Your Organization 211 Chapter 19: Security and Governance for Big Data Environments 225 Part VI: Big Data Solutions in the Real World 235 Chapter 20: The Importance of Big Data to Business 237 Chapter 21: Analyzing Data in Motion: A Real-World View 245 Chapter 22: Improving Business Processes with Big Data Analytics: A Real-World View 255 Part VII: The Part of Tens 263 Chapter 23: Ten Big Data Best Practices 265 Chapter 24: Ten Great Big Data Resources 271 Chapter 25: Ten Big Data Do?s and Don?ts 275 Glossary 279 Index 295

About the Author

Judith Hurwitz is an expert in cloud computing, information management, and business strategy. Alan Nugent has extensive experience in cloud-based big data solutions. Dr. Fern Halper specializes in big data and analytics. Marcia Kaufman specializes in cloud infrastructure, information management, and analytics.

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