Top Computer Database Ebook Best Sellers

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Blockchain For Dummies

Blockchain For Dummies by Tiana Laurence

Unravel the mysteries of blockchains   Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world’s best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts Discover current blockchains and how each of them work Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security — and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.

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Data Stewardship

Data Stewardship An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance by David Plotkin

Data stewards in any organization are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make data trusted, dependable, and high quality.?Since the publication of the first edition, there have been critical new developments in the field, such as integrating Data Stewardship into project management, handling Data Stewardship in large international companies, handling "big data" and Data Lakes, and a pivot in the overall thinking around the best way to align data stewardship to the data—moving from business/organizational function to data domain. Furthermore, the role of process in data stewardship is now recognized as key and needed to be covered. Data Stewardship, Second Edition provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on organizational/company structure, business functions, and data ownership. The book shows data managers how to gain support for a stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort. It includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards. Includes an enhanced section on data governance/stewardship structure for companies that do business internationally, including the structure of business terms to account for country differences Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of "data domains," details on suggested data domains and data domain structures, as well as data governance by data domains Integrates data governance into Project methodology, defining roles on a project, adding Data Governance tasks to the Work Breakdown Structure, as well as advantages of working closely with the Project management Office Covers the data stewardship involved in implementing national and international data privacy regulations

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The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement

The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement by David Loshin

The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. It shares the fundamentals for understanding the impacts of poor data quality, and guides practitioners and managers alike in socializing, gaining sponsorship for, planning, and establishing a data quality program. It demonstrates how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics. It includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning. This book is recommended for data management practitioners, including database analysts, information analysts, data administrators, data architects, enterprise architects, data warehouse engineers, and systems analysts, and their managers. Offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. Shows how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics.Includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning.

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The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Data Warehouse Toolkit The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling by Ralph Kimball & Margy Ross

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's  The Data Warehouse Toolkit  introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with  The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition .

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Fundamentals of Data Visualization

Fundamentals of Data Visualization A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures by Claus O. Wilke

Effective visualization is the best way to communicate information from the increasingly large and complex datasets in the natural and social sciences. But with the increasing power of visualization software today, scientists, engineers, and business analysts often have to navigate a bewildering array of visualization choices and options. This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems, and it provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Author Claus O. Wilke teaches you the elements most critical to successful data visualization. Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a valueUnderstand the importance of redundant coding to ensure you provide key information in multiple waysUse the book’s visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizationsGet extensive examples of good and bad figuresLearn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story

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Storytelling with Data

Storytelling with Data A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data— Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

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Storytelling with Data

Storytelling with Data Let's Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Influence action through data! This is not a book. It is a one-of-a-kind immersive learning experience through which you can become—or teach others to be—a powerful data storyteller. Let’s practice! helps you build confidence and credibility to create graphs and visualizations that make sense and weave them into action-inspiring stories. Expanding upon best seller storytelling with data ’s foundational lessons, Let’s practice! delivers fresh content, a plethora of new examples, and over 100 hands-on exercises. Author and data storytelling maven Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic guides you along the path to hone core skills and become a well-practiced data communicator. Each chapter includes: ● Practice with Cole: exercises based on real-world examples first posed for you to consider and solve, followed by detailed step-by-step illustration and explanation ● Practice on your own: thought-provoking questions and even more exercises to be assigned or worked through individually, without prescribed solutions ● Practice at work: practical guidance and hands-on exercises for applying storytelling with data lessons on the job, including instruction on when and how to solicit useful feedback and refine for greater impact The lessons and exercises found within this comprehensive guide will empower you to master—or develop in others—data storytelling skills and transition your work from acceptable to exceptional. By investing in these skills for ourselves and our teams, we can all tell inspiring and influential data stories!

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SysML Distilled

SysML Distilled A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language by Lenny Delligatti

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems, effectively capturing all aspects of a system’s design. SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating useful SysML models. Drawing on his pioneering experience at Lockheed Martin and NASA, Lenny Delligatti illuminates SysML’s core components, showing how to use them even under tight deadlines and other constraints. Dellgatti begins with an easy-to-understand overview of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and an explanation of how SysML applies its concepts to improve system specification, analysis, design, optimization, and verification. Next, he shows how to use all nine types of SysML diagrams, even if you have no previous experience with modeling languages. A case study running through the text demonstrates the use of SysML in modeling a complex, real-world sociotechnical system. Modeled after Martin Fowler’s classic UML Distilled , Delligatti’s indispensable guide quickly teaches what you need to know to get started and helps you deepen your knowledge incrementally as the need arises. Like SysML itself, the book is method independent and is designed to support whatever processes, procedures, and tools you already use. Coverage includes Why SysML was created, how it extends and improves UML, and the business case for using itQuickly putting SysML to practical useWhat to know before you start a SysML modeling projectEssential concepts that apply to all SysML diagramsSysML diagram elements and relationshipsDiagramming block definitions, internal blocks, use cases, activities, sequences, state machines, parametrics, requirements, and packagesUsing allocations to define relationships that cut across many types of SysML diagramsComplete SysML notation, version changes, and sources for more information

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Power Bi: Essential Beginner’s Guide to Power BI

Power Bi: Essential Beginner’s Guide to Power BI by Liam Damien

Power BI: Essential Beginner's Guide to Power BI to bring data to life provides an overview of the key features and requirements required for the user to be able to develop dashboards that provide a 360-degree view of the business.  This book is intended not only for those who want to analyze data routinely but also for those who wish to generate and perform the most diverse activities. The benefits of knowing how to analyze and make fact based decisions are arguably beneficial not only at the executive and managerial levels but also at different levels. You will be able to learn and improve your Power BI Dashboard presentations. You will learn what Power BI is from its inception at launch understanding its positioning in the workforce to how to install it and how to start using it. You will learn important Power BI concepts for starting your studies and familiarizing yourself with terms that will be necessary for a firm understanding of this powerful tool. You will also understand the concepts of dashboards, Data Warehouse, and their practical applications. You will learn to assemble your dashboard effectively and best practices for Dashboard design and the right way to build your indicators. Then you will learn about the mechanism of the area of ​​construction of the panels and tips for using visuals. You will learn about creating projects on Power BI. You will understand the Power BI Desktop and Cloud Service process from the moment you create your account, publish the dashboard, and understand what happens to the dashboard when it is published. Overall, you will understand the entire Business Intelligence process and how it is applied to Power BI from information on what are the benefits of implementing this process in your day-to-day and what precautions we need to take to begin analyzing data. It will open the door of your first contact with Microsoft Power BI. An overview of the basic functionality for you to understand the engine, tips on how to connect data sources, and much more!

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MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns Practical Use Cases with the Leading NoSQL Database by Rick Copeland

Whether you’re building a social media site or an internal-use enterprise application, this hands-on guide shows you the connection between MongoDB and the business problems it’s designed to solve. You’ll learn how to apply MongoDB design patterns to several challenging domains, such as ecommerce, content management, and online gaming. Using Python and JavaScript code examples, you’ll discover how MongoDB lets you scale your data model while simplifying the development process. Many businesses launch NoSQL databases without understanding the techniques for using their features most effectively. This book demonstrates the benefits of document embedding, polymorphic schemas, and other MongoDB patterns for tackling specific big data use cases, including: Operational intelligence: Perform real-time analytics of business data Ecommerce: Use MongoDB as a product catalog master or inventory management system Content management: Learn methods for storing content nodes, binary assets, and discussions Online advertising networks: Apply techniques for frequency capping ad impressions, and keyword targeting and bidding Social networking: Learn how to store a complex social graph, modeled after Google+ Online gaming: Provide concurrent access to character and world data for a multiplayer role-playing game

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The Power of People

The Power of People Learn How Successful Organizations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance, 1/e by Nigel Guenole, Jonathan Ferrar & Sheri Feinzig

Learn from Today’s Most Successful Workforce Analytics Leaders Transforming the immense potential of workforce analytics into reality isn’t easy. Pioneering practitioners have learned crucial lessons that can help you succeed. The Power of People shares their journeys—and their indispensable insights. Drawing on incisive case studies and vignettes, three experts help you bring purpose and clarity to any workforce analytics project, with robust research design and analysis to get reliable insights. They reveal where to start, where to find stakeholder support, and how to earn “quick wins” to build upon. You’ll learn how to sustain success through best-practice data management, technology usage, partnering, and skill building. Finally, you’ll discover how to earn even more value by establishing an analytical mindset throughout HR, and building two key skills: storytelling and visualization. The Power of People will be invaluable to HR executives establishing or leading analytics functions; HR professionals planning analytics projects; and any business executive who wants more value from HR.

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Learning MySQL

Learning MySQL by Vinicius M. Grippa & Sergey Kuzmichev

Get a comprehensive overview on how to set up and design an effective database with MySQL. This thoroughly updated edition covers MySQL's latest version, including its most important aspects. Whether you're deploying an environment, troubleshooting an issue, or engaging in disaster recovery, this practical guide provides the insights and tools necessary to take full advantage of this powerful RDBMS. Authors Vinicius Grippa and Sergey Kuzmichev from Percona show developers and DBAs methods for minimizing costs and maximizing availability and performance. You'll learn how to perform basic and advanced querying, monitoring and troubleshooting, database management and security, backup and recovery, and tuning for improved efficiency. This edition includes new chapters on high availability, load balancing, and using MySQL in the cloud. Get started with MySQL and learn how to use it in productionDeploy MySQL databases on bare metal, on virtual machines, and in the cloudDesign database infrastructuresCode highly efficient queriesMonitor and troubleshoot MySQL databasesExecute efficient backup and restore operationsOptimize database costs in the cloudUnderstand database concepts, especially those pertaining to MySQL

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Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Alison Barrows, Margaret Levine Young & Joseph C. Stockman

The all-in-one reference to all aspects of Microsoft Access 2010 If you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it’s what you need to make Access more accesssible. Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010 Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the Web Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the Web and other enterprise data sources Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access This all-in-one guide contains everything you need to start power-using Access 2010!

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The Model Thinker

The Model Thinker What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You by Scott E. Page

Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja. From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker , social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models—from linear regression to random walks and far beyond—that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.

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Microsoft Access 2010 In Depth

Microsoft Access 2010 In Depth by Roger Jennings

This is the eBook version of the printed book. Access 2010 In Depth is the beyond-the-basics, beneath-the-surface guide for everyone who wants to streamline their work with Access 2010, and get more done in less time. Legendary Access expert Roger Jennings provides specific, tested, proven solutions to the problems Access database users and developers run into every day: challenges other books ignore or oversimplify. Jennings thoroughly covers all facets of working with Access 2010, and adds new chapters on integration and collaboration with Microsoft SharePoint and emulating Table Triggers with Access Data Macros. New coverage also includes: customizable Ribbon and Themes; the revamped Macro Designer; Quick Start Fields; IntelliSense support in Expression Builder; Application Parts and Navigation Forms; conditional formatting and data bars in reports; and new web database publishing techniques. As with all In Depth books, Access 2010 In Depth presents comprehensive coverage, breakthrough techniques, exclusive shortcuts, quick access to information, troubleshooting help for tough problems, and real-world examples with nothing glossed over or left out. Step-by-step instructions with icons guide readers through essential tasks such as designing tables, entering data, importing external data, designing and executing queries, and designing data entry forms and printed reports. Additional chapters on advanced form and report design emphasize data entry efficiency and presentation clarity. By Roger Jennings, a world-renowned Access expert who has sold more than 1.25 million books! Covers all aspects of working with Access 2010, from the customizable Ribbon and Themes to conditional formatting, advanced web database publishing to SharePoint collaboration For everyone who wants to get the most out of Access 2010, from hobbyists to power users to corporate developers

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Access 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

Access 2013 All-in-One For Dummies by Alison Barrows, Joseph C. Stockman & Allen G. Taylor

Get started with the new Access 2013 with this impressive all-in-one reference! Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. This compilation of nine indispensible minibooks is exactly what you need to get up to speed on the latest changes to Access. This easy-to-understand resource provides both new and experienced Access users with invaluable advice for connecting Access to SQL Server, manipulating data locally, getting up to speed on the latest features of Access 2013, creating queries and macros, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, this book is what you need to make Access more accessible. Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Access 2013 Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the web Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the web and other enterprise data solutions Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access This all-in-one guide offers you access to all things Access 2013!

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FileMaker Pro Design and Scripting For Dummies

FileMaker Pro Design and Scripting For Dummies by Timothy Trimble

Get the scoop on designing databases for Mac and Windows Use FileMaker Pro design and scripting to quickly, easily build databases that solve real problems FileMaker Pro has grown up, and it's better than ever! This easy-to-use guide shows you how to design a great FileMaker application, build a database that works, add the functionality you need, populate your database, and venture into programming with ScriptMaker. You'll find out how to share and protect your database, too. Discover how to * Build a layout that works * Create custom triggers and calculated fields * Generate reports automatically * Manage security * Publish your database on the Web * Embed pictures, sound, and video

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Data Warehousing For Dummies

Data Warehousing For Dummies by Thomas C. Hammergren

Data warehousing is one of the hottest business topics, and there’s more to understanding data warehousing technologies than you might think. Find out the basics of data warehousing and how it facilitates data mining and business intelligence with Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition. Data is probably your company’s most important asset, so your data warehouse should serve your needs. The fully updated Second Edition of Data Warehousing For Dummies helps you understand, develop, implement, and use data warehouses, and offers a sneak peek into their future. You’ll learn to: Analyze top-down and bottom-up data warehouse designs Understand the structure and technologies of data warehouses, operational data stores, and data marts Choose your project team and apply best development practices to your data warehousing projects Implement a data warehouse, step by step, and involve end-users in the process Review and upgrade existing data storage to make it serve your needs Comprehend OLAP, column-wise databases, hardware assisted databases, and middleware Use data mining intelligently and find what you need Make informed choices about consultants and data warehousing products Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition also shows you how to involve users in the testing process and gain valuable feedback, what it takes to successfully manage a data warehouse project, and how to tell if your project is on track. You’ll find it’s the most useful source of data on the topic!

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Tableau For Dummies

Tableau For Dummies by Molly Monsey & Paul Sochan

Make your data work for you! Tableau For Dummies brings order to the chaotic world of data. Understanding your data and organizing it into formats and visualizations that make sense to you are crucial to making a real impact on your business with the information that's already at your fingertips. This easy-to-use reference explores the user interface, and guides you through the process of connecting your data sources to the software. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text shows you how to use graphs, charts, and other images to bring visual interest to your data, how to create dashboards from multiple data sources, and how to export the visualizations that you have developed into multiple formats that translate into positive change for your business. The mission of Tableau Software is to grant you access to data that, when put into action, will help you build your company. Learning to use the data available to you helps you make informed, grounded business decisions that can spell success for your company. Navigate the user interface to efficiently access the features you need Connect to various spreadsheets, databases, and other data sources to create a multi-dimensional snapshot of your business Develop visualizations with easy to use drag and drop features Start building your data with templates and sample workbooks to spark your creativity and help you organize your information Tableau For Dummies is a step-by-step resource that helps you make sense of the data landscape—and put your data to work in support of your business.

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Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies

Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor

Would you read information presented like this? No. It’s just not natural. Sometimes presentation is almost as important as content. When you create a report, the goal is to provide information for readers in a format they can readily understand. Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, the latest version of the most popular report writer in the world, shows you how to create simple or sophisticated reports, turning data into interactive, actionable reports that convey what’s happening in your business. You can progress cover-to-cover or use the index to find out how to: Give your reports more pizzazz by using the correct fonts, color, drop shadows, graphic elements, and more Integrate elements from multiple, non-database sources Group sort, total result sets, cross-tab reports, and add formulas, charts, or maps Print reports Use customized Business Views gleaned from the same information to provide each reader with information he or she needs to know without spilling all the beans, sales figures, marketing information, or whatever Present multi-dimensional data in OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cubes Get ideas from sample reports on the companion Web site Written by Allen G. Taylor, nationally known lecturer, teacher, and author of over 20 books, including Database Development for Dummies, Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies makes it crystal clear how to: Store your information securely in Crystal Repository Use Crystal Analysis 10 to display OLAP data so you and your report’s readers can analyze the information in an online environment Use Crystal Enterprise to put Crystal Reports online for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people in your organization Whether you want to dazzle your company’s CEO and shareholders, motivate the sales force, or simply share database information cogently, with Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies you not only make your point, you an impression. When your reports look professional, you look professional.

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Cool Infographics

Cool Infographics Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design by Randy Krum

Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data. Explains why infographics and data visualizations work Shares the tools and techniques for creating great infographics Covers online infographics used for marketing, including social media and search engine optimization (SEO) Shows how to market your skills with a visual, infographic resume Explores the many internal business uses of infographics, including board meeting presentations, annual reports, consumer research statistics, marketing strategies, business plans, and visual explanations of products and services to your customers With Cool Infographics , you'll learn to create infographics to successfully reach your target audience and tell clear stories with your data.

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Developing Analytic Talent

Developing Analytic Talent Becoming a Data Scientist by Vincent Granville

Learn what it takes to succeed in the the most in-demand tech job Harvard Business Review calls it the sexiest tech job of the 21st century. Data scientists are in demand, and this unique book shows you exactly what employers want and the skill set that separates the quality data scientist from other talented IT professionals. Data science involves extracting, creating, and processing data to turn it into business value. With over 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, and business analytics experience, author Vincent Granville is no stranger to data science. In this one-of-a-kind guide, he provides insight into the essential data science skills, such as statistics and visualization techniques, and covers everything from analytical recipes and data science tricks to common job interview questions, sample resumes, and source code. The applications are endless and varied: automatically detecting spam and plagiarism, optimizing bid prices in keyword advertising, identifying new molecules to fight cancer, assessing the risk of meteorite impact. Complete with case studies, this book is a must, whether you're looking to become a data scientist or to hire one. Explains the finer points of data science, the required skills, and how to acquire them, including analytical recipes, standard rules, source code, and a dictionary of terms Shows what companies are looking for and how the growing importance of big data has increased the demand for data scientists Features job interview questions, sample resumes, salary surveys, and examples of job ads Case studies explore how data science is used on Wall Street, in botnet detection, for online advertising, and in many other business-critical situations Developing Analytic Talent: Becoming a Data Scientist is essential reading for those aspiring to this hot career choice and for employers seeking the best candidates.

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Microsoft® Access® 2013 Step by Step

Microsoft® Access® 2013 Step by Step by Joan Lambert & Joyce Cox

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to build your own database with Access 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook. Build a database from scratch or ready templates Create easy-to-use data-entry formsWrite queries to extract and manipulate data Design reports to summarize data in effective ways Import data from other databases and documents

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SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: "Learn - By Doing" Approach And Master SQL - William Sullivan Cover Art

SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: "Learn - By Doing" Approach And Master SQL by William Sullivan

SQL Made Easy- The Ultimate Step by Step Guide To Success Do you want to learn SQL programming without the complicated explanations? Do you want to understand how to manage databases without all the confusion? Well than, this is your go to guide to help you master SQL programming in no time!  This book breaks down the fundamentals elements that are essential to make you proficient in SQL programming and database management. By the end of this book you will be confident enough to take on any problems that encompass SQL.  SQL software can be complex, but a powerful tool if used with the right understanding. In this book you will discover how SQL is simple, flexible, portable and most of all well integrated to various database applications.  The demand for SQL professionals is  HUGE and the opportunities are endless! Learn how to easily master it  and land yourself high grade paying jobs or free-lance work.  Entry level positions in the US can easily earn $90,000+ USD salary. - That's almost six figures! The demand for these desirable skill sets are high, so become familiar with SQL ASAP.  What Sets This Book Apart From The Rest? This is most comprehensive and detailed book out for beginners to use. Complicated subject matter is simplified in an easy to read  structured fashion that increases the knowledge retention and real world application capacity for any reader. Normal SQL books on the market can be expensive, but, this book gives you so much immense value and is far superior than any book out there for beginners. Why not start off at an affordable price? Don't miss out on this opportunity! What You'll Learn SQL and its uses Data definition language statements Detailed keywords, statements, commands and functions, and how to put them to use in specific or altered ways Data query language statements How to use each formula in real life situations Transactional control commands Terminology, syntax and expressions Understanding Cursors, Triggers and Errors And, much, much more The amount of value you receive is immense and the return on investment is exponential. Make the greatest investment in yourself by starting yourself off the right way today From the examples, images, and step by step guide instructions you can have the assurance that you will be on the right path to mastery and long term success in SQL programming and database management. What are you waiting for? Take advantage this opportunity while you still can. Grab your copy now!

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SQL: Down and Dirty

SQL: Down and Dirty by Douglas Chick

Welcome to SQL: Down and Dirty. This book, if you can call it one, is designed as a quick reference, goto book for the working SQL, or Network Administrator. If you are like me, you like to keep all of your reference material together and not in a hundred internet searches. This reference is intended for the working IT professional in real world scenarios without having to find what you are looking for within a sea of webpage advertising, or author’s filler material. To tell you anymore would contradict everything I just said.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2010 - Faithe Wempen Cover Art

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2010

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2010 by Faithe Wempen

The visual way to get up to speed on Access 2010 It's one thing to gain access to Access. It's another thing entirely to figure out how to do all the things you want to do in Access, because the software is not all that intuitive. This full-color guide clearly shows you how to get the most out of Access 2010, including how to enter new records; create, edit, and design tables and forms; organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; and much more. With pages of step-by-step instructions, graphics, and helpful advice, this is the visual learner's Access book-keep this on your desk and flip to what you need, any time! Explores the very latest features, functions, and tools of Access 2010, a database software tool that is part of the new Microsoft Office 2010 Teaches you how to enter new records and create, edit, and design tables and forms Explains how to organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; add smart tags to tables, save backup copies of your data; and more Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and graphics, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks This unparalleled book contains everything you need to know to use Access 2010 effectively.

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Databases Demystified, 2nd Edition - Andy Oppel Cover Art

Databases Demystified, 2nd Edition

Databases Demystified, 2nd Edition by Andy Oppel

Learning DATABASE fundamentals just got a whole lot EASIER! Now you can design, build, and manage a fully functional database with ease. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Databases Demystified , Second Edition gives you the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers methods that can be used with any database, including Microsoft Access, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle. You'll learn about relational database components, database queries, SQL, the database life cycle, logical database design using normalization, and physical database design. Data and process modeling, database security, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), and XML are also covered. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll find out how to: Create and run database queries using the forms-based query tool in Microsoft AccessWrite SQL statements and queriesUse entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) for data modelingDesign physical tablesConnect databases to users, computer systems, and applicationsSecure database dataHandle cursor processing, transaction management, and performance tuningIntegrate XML documents and objects into databases Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Databases Demystified , Second Edition is your self-paced guide to learning universal database concepts.

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Definitive Guide to DAX, The: Business intelligence for Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Excel, 2/e - Marco Russo & Alberto Ferrari Cover Art

Definitive Guide to DAX, The: Business intelligence for Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Excel, 2/e by Marco Russo & Alberto Ferrari

Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You'll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX's remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise "deep dive" is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel · Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups · Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions · Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions · Perform time-based calculations · Use calculation groups and calculation items · Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code · Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters · Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations · Optimize data models to achieve better compression · Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX

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The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit - Ralph Kimball & Joe Caserta Cover Art

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleaning, Conforming, and Delivering Data by Ralph Kimball & Joe Caserta

Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than 150,000 copies Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- and labor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or the extract, transform, load (ETL) process Delineates best practices for extracting data from scattered sources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then loading the end product into the data warehouse Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensive guidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice on ensuring data quality

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Data Governance

Data Governance How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program by John Ladley

This book is for any manager or team leader that has the green light to implement a data governance program. The problem of managing data continues to grow with issues surrounding cost of storage, exponential growth, as well as administrative, management and security concerns – the solution to being able to scale all of these issues up is data governance which provides better services to users and saves money. What you will find in this book is an overview of why data governance is needed, how to design, initiate, and execute a program and how to keep the program sustainable. With the provided framework and case studies you will be enabled and educated in launching your very own successful and money saving data governance program. Provides a complete overview of the data governance lifecycle, that can help you discern technology and staff needs Specifically aimed at managers who need to implement a data governance program at their companyIncludes case studies to detail ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ in real-world situations

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Beginning Database Design Solutions - Rod Stephens Cover Art

Beginning Database Design Solutions

Beginning Database Design Solutions by Rod Stephens

The vast majority of software applications use relational databases that virtually every application developer must work with. This book introduces you to database design, whether you're a DBA or database developer. You'll discover what databases are, their goals, and why proper design is necessary to achieve those goals. Additionally, you'll master how to structure the database so it gives good performance while minimizing the chance for error. You will learn how to decide what should be in a database to meet the application's requirements.

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Effective Data Storytelling

Effective Data Storytelling How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals by Brent Dykes

Master the art and science of data storytelling—with frameworks and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with data. The ability to effectively communicate with data is no longer a luxury in today’s economy; it is a necessity. Transforming data into visual communication is only one part of the picture. It is equally important to engage your audience with a narrative—to tell a story with the numbers. Effective Data Storytelling will teach you the essential skills necessary to communicate your insights through persuasive and memorable data stories. Narratives are more powerful than raw statistics, more enduring than pretty charts. When done correctly, data stories can influence decisions and drive change. Most other books focus only on data visualization while neglecting the powerful narrative and psychological aspects of telling stories with data. Author Brent Dykes shows you how to take the three central elements of data storytelling—data, narrative, and visuals—and combine them for maximum effectiveness. Taking a comprehensive look at all the elements of data storytelling, this unique book will enable you to: Transform your insights and data visualizations into appealing, impactful data stories Learn the fundamental elements of a data story and key audience drivers Understand the differences between how the brain processes facts and narrative Structure your findings as a data narrative, using a four-step storyboarding process Incorporate the seven essential principles of better visual storytelling into your work Avoid common data storytelling mistakes by learning from historical and modern examples Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals is a must-have resource for anyone who communicates regularly with data, including business professionals, analysts, marketers, salespeople, financial managers, and educators.

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Oracle SQL By Example, 4/e - Alice Rischert Cover Art

Oracle SQL By Example, 4/e

Oracle SQL By Example, 4/e by Alice Rischert

The World’s #1 Hands-On Oracle SQL Workbook– Fully Updated for Oracle 11g Crafted for hands-on learning and tested in classrooms worldwide, this book illuminates in-depth every Oracle SQL technique you’ll need. From the simplest query fundamentals to regular expressions and with newly added coverage of Oracle’s powerful new SQL Developer tool, you will focus on the tasks that matter most. Hundreds of step-by-step, guided lab exercises will systematically strengthen your expertise in writing effective, high-performance SQL. Along the way, you’ll acquire a powerful arsenal of useful skills–and an extraordinary library of solutions for your real-world challenges with Oracle SQL. Coverage includes 100% focused on Oracle SQL for Oracle 11 g , today’s #1 database platform–not “generic” SQL! Master all core SQL techniques including every type of join such as equijoins, self joins, and outer joins Understand Oracle functions in depth, especially character, number, date, timestamp, interval, conversion, aggregate, regular expressions, analytical, and more Practice all types of subqueries, such as correlated and scalar subqueries, and learn about set operators and hierarchical queries Build effective queries and learn fundamental Oracle SQL Developer and SQL*Plus skills Make the most of the Data Dictionary and create tables, views, indexes, and sequences Secure databases using Oracle privileges, roles, and synonyms Explore Oracle 11 g’ s advanced data warehousing features Learn many practical tips about performance optimization, security, and architectural solutions Avoid common pitfalls and understand and solve common mistakes For every database developer, administrator, designer, or architect, regardless of experience!

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Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing - Ken W. Collier Cover Art

Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing by Ken W. Collier

This is the eBook version of the printed book. Using Agile methods, you can bring far greater innovation, value, and quality to any data warehouse, business intelligence, or analytics project. However, conventional Agile methodologies must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics , Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that. Collier introduces platform-agnostic Agile solutions for integrating infrastructures consisting of diverse operational, legacy, and specialty systems that mix commercial and custom code. Using working examples, he shows how to manage analytics development teams with widely diverse skill sets; support enormous and fast-growing data volumes; and more. CollierÕs techniques offer equal value whether your projects involve Òback-endÓ data management, Ò front-endÓ business analysis, or both. Part I focuses on Agile project management techniques and delivery team coordination, introducing core practices that shape the way your agile DW/BI project community works together towards success Part II presents technical methods for enabling continuous delivery of business value at production-quality levels, including evolving superior designs; test-driven DW development; version control; and project automation Collier brings together proven solutions you can apply right nowÑwhether youÕre an IT decision-maker, data warehouse professional, DBA, business intelligence specialist, or database developer. With his help, you can mitigate project risk, improve business alignment, achieve better resultsÑand have fun along the way.

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Sql Injection Best Method for Begineers - Kishor Sarkar X Cover Art

Sql Injection Best Method for Begineers

Sql Injection Best Method for Begineers by Kishor Sarkar X

In today's world, SQL Injection is a serious security threat over the Internet for the various dynamic web applications residing over the internet. These Web applications conduct many vital processes in various web-based businesses. As the use of internet for various online services is rising, so is the security threats present in the web increasing. There is a universal need present for all dynamic web applications and this universal need is the need to store, retrieve or manipulate information from a database. Most of systems which manage the databases and its requirements such as MySQL Server and PostgreSQL use SQL as their language. Flexibility of SQL makes it a powerful language. It allows its users to ask what he/she wants without leaking any information about how the data will be fetched. However the vast use of SQL based databases has made it the center of attention of hackers. They take advantage of the poorly coded Web applications to attack the databases. They introduce an apparent SQL query, through an unauthorized user input, into the legitimate query statement. In this paper, we have tried to present a comprehensive review of all the different types of SQL injection attacks present, as well as detection of such attacks and preventive measure used. We have highlighted their individual strengths and weaknesses. Such a classification would help other researchers to choose the right technique for further studies.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2013 - Paul McFedries Cover Art

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2013

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2013 by Paul McFedries

The easy, visual way to learn this popular database program Part of the Office 2013 productivity suite, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data on a network or over the web. With this Visual guide to show you how, you'll master the fundamentals of this robust database application in no time. Clear, step-by-step instructions are illustrated with full-color screen shots that show exactly what you should see on your screen. Learn to enter new records; create, edit, and design tables and forms; develop queries that generate specific reports; add smart tags to your tables; and much more. While it is the most widely used database application, Access is not particularly intuitive; the Visual system's two-page lessons and full-color screen shots make this complex software easier to learn Concise, step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations show you exactly what to expect Covers scores of tasks, including entering and setting up new records, organizing and sharing data, designing tables and forms, and generating reports Shows how to perform more complex operations, such as finding dependencies between database objects and adding smart tags to tables Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2013 uses clear steps and high-resolution screen images to get you up and running with this popular database program.

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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals - John Viescas & Michael J. Hernandez Cover Art

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL, 3/e by John Viescas & Michael J. Hernandez

This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated for Today’s Databases, Standards, and Challenges SQL Queries for Mere Mortals ® has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective SQL queries. The authors have updated this hands-on classic to reflect new SQL standards and database applications and teach valuable new techniques. Step by step, John L. Viescas and Michael J. Hernandez guide you through creating reliable queries for virtually any modern SQL-based database. They demystify all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data. Three brand-new chapters teach you how to solve a wide range of challenging SQL problems. You’ll learn how to write queries that apply multiple complex conditions on one table, perform sophisticated logical evaluations, and think “outside the box” using unlinked tables. Coverage includes -- Getting started: understanding what relational databases are, and ensuring that your database structures are sound -- SQL basics: using SELECT statements, creating expressions, sorting information with ORDER BY, and filtering data using WHERE -- Summarizing and grouping data with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses -- Drawing data from multiple tables: using INNER JOIN, OUTER JOIN, and UNION operators, and working with subqueries -- Modifying data sets with UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements Advanced queries: complex NOT and AND, conditions, if-then-else using CASE, unlinked tables, driver tables, and more Practice all you want with downloadable sample databases for today’s versions of Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and the open source MySQL database. Whether you’re a DBA, developer, user, or student, there’s no better way to master SQL. informit.com/aw forMereMortals.com

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Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries - Paul McFedries Cover Art

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries by Paul McFedries

Microsoft Access is a large, intimidating program. Unlike Word or Excel where users can perform basic tasks without much in the way of training, Access presents challenges from the outset. Most users never progress beyond creating simple tables and using Wizards to create basic forms and reports. At the same time, all users - from managers to researchers to administrative assistants - need to know that what they seek is embedded somewhere in their Access tables. Without a more sophisticated knowledge of how to extract and present that data, they are forced to rely on office gurus and overworked IT people to provide canned reports or one-size-fits-all solutions. This book will change all that by giving you the skills required to extract the data you need (queries), build efficient front-ends for that data (forms), and publish the results in an attractive and easy-to-read format (reports). To that end, this book shuns the big Access picture and instead focuses intently on queries, forms, and reports. This in-depth approach will give you the skills and understanding you need to get at the data and prove the old adage that knowledge is indeed power.

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Beginning Database Design - Clare Churcher Cover Art

Beginning Database Design

Beginning Database Design From Novice to Professional by Clare Churcher

Beginning Database Design, Second Edition provides short, easy-to-read explanations of how to get database design right the first time. This book offers numerous examples to help you avoid the many pitfalls that entrap new and not-so-new database designers. Through the help of use cases and class diagrams modeled in the UML, you’ll learn to discover and represent the details and scope of any design problem you choose to attack. Database design is not an exact science. Many are surprised to find that problems with their databases are caused by poor design rather than by difficulties in using the database management software. Beginning Database Design, Second Edition helps you ask and answer important questions about your data so you can understand the problem you are trying to solve and create a pragmatic design capturing the essentials while leaving the door open for refinements and extension at a later stage. Solid database design principles and examples help demonstrate the consequences of simplifications and pragmatic decisions. The rationale is to try to keep a design simple, but allow room for development as situations change or resources permit. Provides solid design principles by which to avoid pitfalls and support changing needs Includes numerous examples of good and bad design decisions and their consequences Shows a modern method for documenting design using the Unified Modeling Language

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition - Dusan Petkovic Cover Art

Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition

Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition by Dusan Petkovic

Up-to-date Microsoft SQL Server 2016 skills made easy! Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. The book offers thorough coverage of SQL management and development and features full details on the newest business intelligence, reporting, and security features. Filled with new real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition , starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. From there, you will learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis and BI tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial. · Revised from the ground up to cover the latest version of SQL Server · Ideal both as a self-study guide and a classroom textbook · Written by a prominent professor and best-selling author

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Graph Databases

Graph Databases New Opportunities for Connected Data by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber & Emil Eifrem

Discover how graph databases can help you manage and query highly connected data. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design and implement a graph database that brings the power of graphs to bear on a broad range of problem domains. Whether you want to speed up your response to user queries or build a database that can adapt as your business evolves, this book shows you how to apply the schema-free graph model to real-world problems. This second edition includes new code samples and diagrams, using the latest Neo4j syntax, as well as information on new functionality. Learn how different organizations are using graph databases to outperform their competitors. With this book’s data modeling, query, and code examples, you’ll quickly be able to implement your own solution. Model data with the Cypher query language and property graph modelLearn best practices and common pitfalls when modeling with graphsPlan and implement a graph database solution in test-driven fashionExplore real-world examples to learn how and why organizations use a graph databaseUnderstand common patterns and components of graph database architectureUse analytical techniques and algorithms to mine graph database information

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Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Enhanced Edition) - Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank & Mark A. Hall Cover Art

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Enhanced Edition)

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Enhanced Edition) by Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank & Mark A. Hall

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Third Edition , offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining. Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, plus a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. The book is targeted at information systems practitioners, programmers, consultants, developers, information technology managers, specification writers, data analysts, data modelers, database R&D professionals, data warehouse engineers, data mining professionals. The book will also be useful for professors and students of upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level data mining and machine learning courses who want to incorporate data mining as part of their data management knowledge base and expertise. Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to your data mining projects Offers concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods Includes downloadable Weka software toolkit, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks—in an updated, interactive interface. Algorithms in toolkit cover: data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, visualization

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Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple - Andrew Couch Cover Art

Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple

Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple by Andrew Couch

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Access 2013 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Access 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to build a database and sort information. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Build and manage your own databaseApply professional designs across your databasesCreate presentations and publish reports onlineSecure your database with passwords and encryptionExchange data with other databases and documentsInteract with your data easier using macros Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:Jump in wherever you need answersFollow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to doGet handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcutsUse TRY THIS! Exercises to apply what you learn right away

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Data Fluency - Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino & Patrick Schuermann Cover Art

Data Fluency

Data Fluency Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication by Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino & Patrick Schuermann

A dream come true for those looking to improve their data fluency Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication  show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers. Conquer the challenge of making valuable data approachable and easy to understand Develop unique skills required to shape data to the needs of different audiences Full color book links to bonus content at juiceanalytics.com Written by well-known and highly esteemed authors in the data presentation community Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication focuses on user experience, making reports approachable, and presenting data in a compelling, inspiring way. The book helps to dissolve the disconnect between your data and those who might use it and can help make an impact on the people who are most affected by data. Use Data Fluency today to develop the skills necessary to turn data into effective displays for decision-making.

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The Definitive Guide to SQLite - Grant Allen & Mike Owens Cover Art

The Definitive Guide to SQLite

The Definitive Guide to SQLite by Grant Allen & Mike Owens

Outside of the world of enterprise computing, there is one database that enables a huge range of software and hardware to flex relational database capabilities, without the baggage and cost of traditional database management systems. That database is SQLite—an embeddable database with an amazingly small footprint, yet able to handle databases of enormous size. SQLite comes equipped with an array of powerful features available through a host of programming and development environments. It is supported by languages such as C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, TCL, and more. The Definitive Guide to SQLite, Second Edition is devoted to complete coverage of the latest version of this powerful database. It offers a thorough overview of SQLite’s capabilities and APIs. The book also uses SQLite as the basis for helping newcomers make their first foray into database development. In only a short time you can be writing programs as diverse as a server-side browser plug-in or the next great iPhone or Android application! Learn about SQLite extensions for C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl. Get solid coverage of SQLite internals. Explore developing iOS (iPhone) and Android applications with SQLite. SQLite is the solution chosen for thousands of products around the world, from mobile phones and GPS devices to set-top boxes and web browsers. You almost certainly use SQLite every day without even realizing it!

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Mastering Microsoft Power BI - Brett Powell Cover Art

Mastering Microsoft Power BI

Mastering Microsoft Power BI Expert techniques for effective data analytics and business intelligence by Brett Powell

Design, create and manage robust Power BI solutions to gain meaningful business insights About This Book • Master all the dashboarding and reporting features of Microsoft Power BI • Combine data from multiple sources, create stunning visualizations and publish your reports across multiple platforms • A comprehensive guide with real-world use cases and examples demonstrating how you can get the best out of Microsoft Power BI Who This Book Is For Business Intelligence professionals and existing Power BI users looking to master Power BI for all their data visualization and dashboarding needs will find this book to be useful. While understanding of the basic BI concepts is required, some exposure to Microsoft Power BI will be helpful. What You Will Learn • Build efficient data retrieval and transformation processes with the Power Query M Language • Design scalable, user-friendly DirectQuery and Import Data Models • Develop visually rich, immersive, and interactive reports and dashboards • Maintain version control and stage deployments across development, test, and production environments • Manage and monitor the Power BI Service and the On-premises data gateway • Develop a fully on-premise solution with the Power BI Report Server • Scale up a Power BI solution via Power BI Premium capacity and migration to Azure Analysis Services or SQL Server Analysis Services In Detail This book is intended for business intelligence professionals responsible for the design and development of Power BI content as well as managers, architects and administrators who oversee Power BI projects and deployments. The chapters flow from the planning of a Power BI project through the development and distribution of content to the administration of Power BI for an organization. BI developers will learn how to create sustainable and impactful Power BI datasets, reports, and dashboards. This includes connecting to data sources, shaping and enhancing source data, and developing an analytical data model. Additionally, top report and dashboard design practices are described using features such as Bookmarks and the Power KPI visual. BI managers will learn how Power BI's tools work together such as with the On-premises data gateway and how content can be staged and securely distributed via Apps. Additionally, both the Power BI Report Server and Power BI Premium are reviewed. By the end of this book, you will be confident in creating effective charts, tables, reports or dashboards for any kind of data using the tools and techniques in Microsoft PowerBI. Style and approach This book consists of real-world examples on Power BI that target novices as well as intermediate Power BI users. It goes deep into the technical issues, covers additional protocols, and many more real-live examples.

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Data Visualization For Dummies - Mico Yuk & Stephanie Diamond Cover Art

Data Visualization For Dummies

Data Visualization For Dummies by Mico Yuk & Stephanie Diamond

A straightforward, full-color guide to showcasing data so your audience can see what you mean, not just read about it Big data is big news! Every company, industry, not-for-profit, and government agency wants and needs to analyze and leverage datasets that can quickly become ponderously large. Data visualization software enables different industries to present information in ways that are memorable and relevant to their mission. This full-color guide introduces you to a variety of ways to handle and synthesize data in much more interesting ways than mere columns and rows of numbers. Learn meaningful ways to show trending and relationships, how to convey complex data in a clear, concise diagram, ways to create eye-catching visualizations, and much more! Effective data analysis involves learning how to synthesize data, especially big data, into a story and present that story in a way that resonates with the audience This full-color guide shows you how to analyze large amounts of data, communicate complex data in a meaningful way, and quickly slice data into various views Explains how to automate redundant reporting and analyses, create eye-catching visualizations, and use statistical graphics and thematic cartography Enables you to present vast amounts of data in ways that won't overwhelm your audience Part technical manual and part analytical guidebook, Data Visualization For Dummies is the perfect tool for transforming dull tables and charts into high-impact visuals your audience will notice...and remember.

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Database Design for Mere Mortals: 25th Anniversary Edition, 4/e - Michael J. Hernandez Cover Art

Database Design for Mere Mortals: 25th Anniversary Edition, 4/e

Database Design for Mere Mortals: 25th Anniversary Edition, 4/e by Michael J. Hernandez

The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database DesignNow Updated Foreword by Michelle Poolet, Mount Vernon Data Systems LLC Michael J. Hernandezs best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide respect as the simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, hes made this hands-on, software independent tutorial even clearer and easier to use. Step by step, this new 25th Anniversary Edition shows you how to design modern databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in the latest online applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. Youll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules. Updated review questions and figures help you learn these techniques more easily and effectively. Understand database types, models, and design terminology Perform interviews to efficiently capture requirementseven if everyones working remotely Set clear design objectives and transform them into effective designs Analyze a current database so you can identify ways to improve it Establish table structures and relationships, assign primary keys, set field specifications, and set up views Ensure the correct level of data integrity for each database Identify and establish business rules Preview and prepare for the future of relational databases Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here.

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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals - Itzik Ben-Gan Cover Art

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals by Itzik Ben-Gan

Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft¿ SQL Server¿ 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrityQuery multiple tables using joins and subqueriesSimplify code and improve maintainability with table expressionsImplement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping setsControl data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects

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Applied Predictive Analytics - Dean Abbott Cover Art

Applied Predictive Analytics

Applied Predictive Analytics Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst by Dean Abbott

Learn the art and science of predictive analytics — techniques that get results Predictive analytics is what translates big data into meaningful, usable business information. Written by a leading expert in the field, this guide examines the science of the underlying algorithms as well as the principles and best practices that govern the art of predictive analytics. It clearly explains the theory behind predictive analytics, teaches the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, and offers tips and tricks that are essential for successful predictive modeling. Hands-on examples and case studies are included. The ability to successfully apply predictive analytics enables businesses to effectively interpret big data; essential for competition today This guide teaches not only the principles of predictive analytics, but also how to apply them to achieve real, pragmatic solutions Explains methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects from start to finish Illustrates each technique with hands-on examples and includes as series of in-depth case studies that apply predictive analytics to common business scenarios A companion website provides all the data sets used to generate the examples as well as a free trial version of software Applied Predictive Analytics arms data and business analysts and business managers with the tools they need to interpret and capitalize on big data.

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