Top Computer Database Ebook Best Sellers

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97 Things Every Data Engineer Should Know - Tobias Macey Cover Art

97 Things Every Data Engineer Should Know

97 Things Every Data Engineer Should Know by Tobias Macey

Take advantage of today's sky-high demand for data engineers. With this in-depth book, current and aspiring engineers will learn powerful real-world best practices for managing data big and small. Contributors from notable companies including Twitter, Google, Stitch Fix, Microsoft, Capital One, and LinkedIn share their experiences and lessons learned for overcoming a variety of specific and often nagging challenges. Edited by Tobias Macey, host of the popular Data Engineering Podcast, this book presents 97 concise and useful tips for cleaning, prepping, wrangling, storing, processing, and ingesting data. Data engineers, data architects, data team managers, data scientists, machine learning engineers, and software engineers will greatly benefit from the wisdom and experience of their peers. Topics include: The Importance of Data Lineage - Julien Le DemData Security for Data Engineers - Katharine JarmulThe Two Types of Data Engineering and Data Engineers - Jesse AndersonSix Dimensions for Picking an Analytical Data Warehouse - Gleb MezhanskiyThe End of ETL as We Know It - Paul SingmanBuilding a Career as a Data Engineer - Vijay KiranModern Metadata for the Modern Data Stack - Prukalpa SankarYour Data Tests Failed! Now What? - Sam Bail

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Mastering Crypto 2022. This Book Includes: Blockchain Technology Explained & Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading. A Beginner's Guide about Definitions, Crypto Exchanges, Indicator and Trading Tips. - Warren Larsen Cover Art

Mastering Crypto 2022. This Book Includes: Blockchain Technology Explained & Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading. A Beginner's Guide about Definitions, Crypto Exchanges, Indicator and Trading Tips.

Mastering Crypto 2022. This Book Includes: Blockchain Technology Explained & Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading. A Beginner's Guide about Definitions, Crypto Exchanges, Indicator and Trading Tips. by Warren Larsen

Second and New Updated Version. This second edition of the bestselling is updated and improved to focus on advanced trading techniques and future visions of the cryptocurrency world.(2n edition) Have you heard about Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Technology, but you are still vague about what they are and how they work? Are you worried that it's too technical and that you will never understand the concepts? Are you a newbie and looking out for an opportunity to become a crypto trader? Search no more as you've just got to MASTERING CRYPTO 2022 MASTERING CRYPTO 2021 is the most comprehensive collection on what concerns the world of cryptocurrencies and trading. The collection consists of: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED The book provides simple and concise information on all aspects of Blockchains, wallets, mining, and smart contracts. Topics you can expect to see in this book include: THE BLOCKCHAINTHE MINING AND THE MINERSCRYPTOCURRENCIES AND BITCOINMAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BITCOININNOVATIVE CYRYPTOCURRENCIESCRYPTOCURRENCIES 2.0INVESTMENTS IN CRYPTOCURRENCIESCryptocurrency investment strategy 2021 BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING FOR BEGINNERS Topics you can expect to see in this book include:THE BLOCKCHAINMAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BITCOINExchange CryptocurrenciesIntroduction to crypto tradingUnderstanding the technical and fundamental analysis in crypto tradingMarket Perspectives - Future Visions - 2021Tools And Advice and much, much more! So if you want to to know the ins and outs of the technology that is changing our world then click "Buy now" to get your book instantly.

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MATLAB Machine Learning Recipes - Michael Paluszek & Stephanie Thomas Cover Art

MATLAB Machine Learning Recipes

MATLAB Machine Learning Recipes A Problem-Solution Approach by Michael Paluszek & Stephanie Thomas

Harness the power of MATLAB to resolve a wide range of machine learning challenges. This book provides a series of examples of technologies critical to machine learning. Each example solves a real-world problem. All code in MATLAB Machine Learning Recipes:  A Problem-Solution Approach is executable. The toolbox that the code uses provides a complete set of functions needed to implement all aspects of machine learning. Authors Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas show how all of these technologies allow the reader to build sophisticated applications to solve problems with pattern recognition, autonomous driving, expert systems, and much more. You will:Learn to write code for machine learning, adaptive control and estimation using MATLAB See how these three areas complement each other Understand why these three areas are needed for robust machine learning applications Use MATLAB graphics and visualization tools for machine learning Code real world examples in MATLAB for major applications of machine learning in big data  

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Fundamentals of Data Engineering - Joe Reis & Matt Housley Cover Art

Fundamentals of Data Engineering

Fundamentals of Data Engineering by Joe Reis & Matt Housley

Data engineering has grown rapidly in the past decade, leaving many software engineers, data scientists, and analysts looking for a comprehensive view of this practice. With this practical book, you'll learn how to plan and build systems to serve the needs of your organization and customers by evaluating the best technologies available through the framework of the data engineering lifecycle. Authors Joe Reis and Matt Housley walk you through the data engineering lifecycle and show you how to stitch together a variety of cloud technologies to serve the needs of downstream data consumers. You'll understand how to apply the concepts of data generation, ingestion, orchestration, transformation, storage, and governance that are critical in any data environment regardless of the underlying technology. This book will help you: Get a concise overview of the entire data engineering landscapeAssess data engineering problems using an end-to-end framework of best practicesCut through marketing hype when choosing data technologies, architecture, and processesUse the data engineering lifecycle to design and build a robust architectureIncorporate data governance and security across the data engineering lifecycle

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Storytelling with Data - Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic Cover Art

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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The Data Warehouse Toolkit - Ralph Kimball & Margy Ross Cover Art

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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Think Stats - Allen B. Downey Cover Art

Think Stats

Think Stats Exploratory Data Analysis by Allen B. Downey

If you know how to program, you have the skills to turn data into knowledge, using tools of probability and statistics. This concise introduction shows you how to perform statistical analysis computationally, rather than mathematically, with programs written in Python. By working with a single case study throughout this thoroughly revised book, you’ll learn the entire process of exploratory data analysis—from collecting data and generating statistics to identifying patterns and testing hypotheses. You’ll explore distributions, rules of probability, visualization, and many other tools and concepts. New chapters on regression, time series analysis, survival analysis, and analytic methods will enrich your discoveries. Develop an understanding of probability and statistics by writing and testing codeRun experiments to test statistical behavior, such as generating samples from several distributionsUse simulations to understand concepts that are hard to grasp mathematicallyImport data from most sources with Python, rather than rely on data that’s cleaned and formatted for statistics toolsUse statistical inference to answer questions about real-world data

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Mastering DynamoDB - Tanmay Deshpande Cover Art

Mastering DynamoDB

Mastering DynamoDB by Tanmay Deshpande

If you have interest in DynamoDB and want to know what DynamoDB is all about and become proficient in using it, this is the book for you. If you are an intermediate user who wishes to enhance your knowledge of DynamoDB, this book is aimed at you. Basic familiarity with programming, NoSQL, and cloud computing concepts would be helpful.

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Warranty Fraud Management - Matti Kurvinen, Ilkka Töyrylä, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy & Maximilian Kammerer Cover Art

Warranty Fraud Management

Warranty Fraud Management Reducing Fraud and Other Excess Costs in Warranty and Service Operations by Matti Kurvinen, Ilkka Töyrylä, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy & Maximilian Kammerer

Cut warranty costs by reducing fraud with transparent processes and balanced control Warranty Fraud Management provides a clear, practical framework for reducing fraudulent warranty claims and other excess costs in warranty and service operations. Packed with actionable guidelines and detailed information, this book lays out a system of efficient warranty management that can reduce costs without upsetting the customer relationship. You'll dig into the whole spectrum of warranty fraud, from simple sloppy procedures to systematic organized crime, and get to know the fraudulent parties, the victims, as well as the objectives and methods of the fraudulent activities in different scenarios. You'll learn how to implement controls to detect and reduce fraudulent claims and decrease the overall warranty costs. The impact of fraudulent claims is plainly spelled out alongside detailed descriptions of typical symptoms and process gaps present in diverse companies. A comprehensive, multi-modal framework for robust warranty management is presented as a template for revamping your own company's strategy. Fraudulent warranty claims occupy an estimated 3-15 percent of the average company's warranty costs, which generally average between 1-4 percent of sales. Many companies are unaware of the issue or struggle to take action against the claims for fear of upsetting business partners, or because they lack tangible evidence. This book details a robust warranty control framework that institutes transparency and control over the whole warranty chain—supporting the process far beyond just fraud reduction. Understand the different actors (customers, sales channels, service agents, warranty providers, etc.) and different forms of warranty fraud Uncover issues in your company's warranty processes Learn methods to detect and prevent fraudulent activities Implement a robust system of warranty cost control Warranty fraud is a major cost-control issue for most companies, but the sensitive nature of the topic leaves most reluctant to share their experiences and divulge their strategies. Warranty Fraud Management brings warranty fraud out into the open, and provides a clear, actionable framework for cost-savings through fraud reduction.

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AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01) Certification Guide - Kate Gawron Cover Art

AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01) Certification Guide

AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01) Certification Guide A comprehensive guide to becoming an AWS Certified Database specialist by Kate Gawron

Pass the AWS Certified Database- Specialty Certification exam with the help of practice tests Key Features Understand different AWS database technologies and when to use themMaster the management and administration of AWS databases using both the console and command lineComplete, up-to-date coverage of DBS-C01 exam objectives to pass it on the first attempt Book Description The AWS Certified Database – Specialty certification is one of the most challenging AWS certifications. It validates your comprehensive understanding of databases, including the concepts of design, migration, deployment, access, maintenance, automation, monitoring, security, and troubleshooting. With this guide, you'll understand how to use various AWS databases, such as Aurora Serverless and Global Database, and even services such as Redshift and Neptune. You'll start with an introduction to the AWS databases, and then delve into workload-specific database design. As you advance through the chapters, you'll learn about migrating and deploying the databases, along with database security techniques such as encryption, auditing, and access controls. This AWS book will also cover monitoring, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery techniques, before testing all the knowledge you've gained throughout the book with the help of mock tests. By the end of this book, you'll have covered everything you need to pass the DBS-C01 AWS certification exam and have a handy, on-the-job desk reference guide. What you will learn Become familiar with the AWS Certified Database – Specialty exam formatExplore AWS database services and key terminologyWork with the AWS console and command line used for managing the databasesTest and refine performance metrics to make key decisions and reduce costUnderstand how to handle security risks and make decisions about database infrastructure and deploymentEnhance your understanding of the topics you've learned using real-world hands-on examplesIdentify and resolve common RDS, Aurora, and DynamoDB issues Who this book is for This AWS certification book is for database administrators and IT professionals who perform complex big data analysis as well as students looking to get AWS Database Specialty certified. A solid understanding of cloud computing, specifically AWS services, is a must. Knowledge of basic administration tasks such as logging in and running SQL queries will be helpful.

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

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 - Scott E. Page Cover Art

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 Office Access 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies - Alan Simpson, Margaret Levine Young, Alison Barrows, April Wells & Jim McCarter Cover Art

Microsoft Office Access 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Microsoft Office Access 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Alan Simpson, Margaret Levine Young, Alison Barrows, April Wells & Jim McCarter

Updated to cover all the latest features and capabilities of Access 2007, this resource provides new and inexperienced Access users with eight task-oriented minibooks that cover begininning to advanced-level material  Each minibook covers a specific aspect of Access, such as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros Shows how to accomplish specific tasks such as database housekeeping, security data, and using Access with the Web Access is the world's leading desktop database solution and is used by millions of people to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data, as well as to build powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the Web and enterprise data sources

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

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 - Timothy Trimble Cover Art

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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SQL in 30 Pages - U.Q. Magnusson Cover Art

SQL in 30 Pages

SQL in 30 Pages by U.Q. Magnusson

For those of you who need to quickly ramp up on SQL, but have no time to plow through a 600-page tome, this is for you. SQL in 30 Pages is a brief e-booklet of fewer than 4,000 words, designed to get you into SQL as fast as possible, as easily as possible. There is no bull in this Micro-Manual by popular online teacher U.Q. Magnusson. From the very first page you will learn about the basic concepts of SQL, including the command-line interface, the CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, and Delete), multiple tables, functions, data types, and indexing. Simple yet comprehensive examples follow as you zip through, and each is explained in pithy detail.

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Oracle 11g For Dummies - Chris Zeis, Chris Ruel & Michael Wessler Cover Art

Oracle 11g For Dummies

Oracle 11g For Dummies by Chris Zeis, Chris Ruel & Michael Wessler

Are you a seasoned system administrator charged with setting up an Oracle database? Or did you suddenly become a DBA by default? If database administration with Oracle is part of your job, you’ll be glad to have Oracle 11g For Dummies in your cubicle. This nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the mysteries of Oracle and database administration. You’ll learn how to understand Oracle database architecture, set up and manage an Oracle database, and keep it running in tiptop form. Oracle 11g For Dummies covers: The building blocks behind the database engine as well as Oracle’s physical and logical structures Hardware, software, system, and storage requirements for implementation How to recognize and accommodate the differences between Oracle installations on Windows and on Linux/UNIX Daily and intermittent tasks necessary to keep your database running properly How to assess potential threats to your database, configure Oracle Recovery Manager, and set up backup and recovery procedures When to use online, offline, controlfile, and archivelog backups Troubleshooting methodology and how to use Oracle database logs and other diagnostic utilities Different ways to manage your database How to automate jobs with the Oracle Scheduler Using SQL in Oracle, and a great deal more Completely up to date for the newest release of Oracle, Oracle 11g For Dummies will give you both the information and the confidence to set up and maintain an Oracle database for your organization.

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Access 2010 Bible - Michael R. Groh Cover Art

Access 2010 Bible

Access 2010 Bible by Michael R. Groh

The expert guidance you need to get the most out of Access 2010 Get the Access 2010 information you need to succeed with this comprehensive reference. If this is your first encounter with Access, you'll appreciate the thorough attention to database fundamentals and terminology. If you're familiar with earlier versions, you can jump right into Access 2010 enhancements such as the new Access user interface and wider use of XML and Web services. Takes you under the hood of Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010 Explores the latest enhancements, such as a new user interface and wider use of XML and Web services; also, how to exchange data with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office apps Covers how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables Explains the seven database objects and how to use a seven-step design method to build a database tailored to your needs Shows you how to build forms, use Visual Basic and the VBA Editor, automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, use XML to create data access pages, and more Includes a CD with all source code from the book and working examples, plus bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft Office You’ll want to keep this soup-to-nuts Access reference close at hand! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Data Warehousing For Dummies - Thomas C. Hammergren Cover Art

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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Blockchain Basics - Daniel Drescher Cover Art

Blockchain Basics

Blockchain Basics A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps by Daniel Drescher

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used.No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You Will Learn: What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How components work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies - Robert D. Schneider & Darril Gibson Cover Art

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Robert D. Schneider & Darril Gibson

If you’re in charge of database administration, developing database software, or looking for database solutions for your company, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies can help you get a handle on this extremely popular relational database management system. Here you’ll find what’s new in the latest version; how to choose and install the right variation for your needs; how to monitor, maintain, and protect your data; and what it takes to keep your database healthy. You’ll discover how to: Build and maintain tables Design a database and communicate with it Retrieve, analyze, and report data Build solid, robust database applications Use the SQL Server Optimizer and Query Designer Navigate SQL Server with Visual Studio Develop useful reports with the Report Builder and Report Designer Create Business Intelligence solutions with Business Intelligence Development Studio Configure your server and perform major administrative tasks To help you quickly find what you need, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is divided into nine minibooks: Essential Concepts Designing and Using Databases Interacting With Your Data Database Programming Reporting Services Analysis Services Performance Tips and Tricks Database Administration Appendixes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies gets you started, helps you solve problems, and will even answer your questions down the road!

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Using FileMaker Bento, Enhanced Edition - Jesse Feiler Cover Art

Using FileMaker Bento, Enhanced Edition

Using FileMaker Bento, Enhanced Edition by Jesse Feiler

*** This USING FileMaker Bento book is enhanced with 4 hours of FREE step-by-step VIDEO TUTORIALS and AUDIO SIDEBARS! *** FileMaker Bento is a product from FileMaker, which is owned by Apple. Designed to bring FileMaker's database expertise to users of Mac OS X Leopard and later, it integrates data from iPhoto, iCal, Mail, and Address Book with databases that you can create from your own data as well as data imported from other sources. USING FileMaker Bento is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master FileMaker Bento quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream FileMaker Bento users need to know. You'll Learn How to: Synchronize with the Bento iPhone and iPad apps Share Data with other Bento Users Use Built-in Bento Libraries for Address Book, iCal, and Apple Mail Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You've Just Got to See! Applying a New Theme to a Form Setting Up iPhone Synchronization with iTunes Importing Data by Pasting into Table View Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts! How, When, and Why to Use Form Tools Working with Address Book Groups and Smart Collections Getting the Most out of Data Integration Please note that due to the incredibly rich media included in your Enhanced eBook, you may experience longer download times. Please be patient while your product is delivered. This Enhanced eBook has been developed to match the Apple Enhanced eBook specifications and may not perform on other devices or reader applications.

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Tableau For Dummies - Molly Monsey & Paul Sochan Cover Art

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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Python Machine Learning - Sebastian Raschka Cover Art

Python Machine Learning

Python Machine Learning by Sebastian Raschka

Unlock deeper insights into Machine Leaning with this vital guide to cutting-edge predictive analytics About This Book • Leverage Python’s most powerful open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization • Learn effective strategies and best practices to improve and optimize machine learning systems and algorithms • Ask – and answer – tough questions of your data with robust statistical models, built for a range of datasets Who This Book Is For If you want to find out how to use Python to start answering critical questions of your data, pick up Python Machine Learning – whether you want to get started from scratch or want to extend your data science knowledge, this is an essential and unmissable resource. What You Will Learn • Explore how to use different machine learning models to ask different questions of your data • Learn how to build neural networks using Pylearn 2 and Theano • Find out how to write clean and elegant Python code that will optimize the strength of your algorithms • Discover how to embed your machine learning model in a web application for increased accessibility • Predict continuous target outcomes using regression analysis • Uncover hidden patterns and structures in data with clustering • Organize data using effective pre-processing techniques • Get to grips with sentiment analysis to delve deeper into textual and social media data In Detail Machine learning and predictive analytics are transforming the way businesses and other organizations operate. Being able to understand trends and patterns in complex data is critical to success, becoming one of the key strategies for unlocking growth in a challenging contemporary marketplace. Python can help you deliver key insights into your data – its unique capabilities as a language let you build sophisticated algorithms and statistical models that can reveal new perspectives and answer key questions that are vital for success. Python Machine Learning gives you access to the world of predictive analytics and demonstrates why Python is one of the world’s leading data science languages. If you want to ask better questions of data, or need to improve and extend the capabilities of your machine learning systems, this practical data science book is invaluable. Covering a wide range of powerful Python libraries, including scikit-learn, Theano, and Pylearn2, and featuring guidance and tips on everything from sentiment analysis to neural networks, you’ll soon be able to answer some of the most important questions facing you and your organization. Style and approach Python Machine Learning connects the fundamental theoretical principles behind machine learning to their practical application in a way that focuses you on asking and answering the right questions. It walks you through the key elements of Python and its powerful machine learning libraries, while demonstrating how to get to grips with a range of statistical models.

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Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies - Allen G. Taylor Cover Art

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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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

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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MySQL 5 Essentials

MySQL 5 Essentials Understanding MySQL Database Creation and Administration by Neil Smyth

MySQL 5 Essentials is intended to teach the basics of using the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS) to create and manage databases. It is ideal for those unfamiliar with both databases in general and MySQL in particular. Topics covered include the basics of relational databases, MySQL installation on Linux and Windows systems, an overview of the MySQL administration tools, database security and detailed tutorials on using SQL to create, manage and retrieve data.

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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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The Definitive Guide to DAX

The Definitive Guide to DAX Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI by Alberto Ferrari & Marco Russo

This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading 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, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handlingUnderstand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functionsPerform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and moreWork with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressionsPerform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchiesUse DAX to express diverse and unusual relationshipsMeasure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio

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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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FileMaker & You, Volume 1

FileMaker & You, Volume 1 Advanced FileMaker™ Techniques for Beginners to Intermediate + by Michael Rocharde

Learning FileMaker™ is a lifelong journey and, along the way, we come up with better ways of doing things. We learn to adapt and think outside the box. Written primarily for the novice to intermediate (and especially in-house) developers this book teaches by the use of case studies and walks you through the process of solving each.  With lots of videos, expert level tips and tricks plus sample files that you can tear down, this is an essential resource for anybody wanting to reduce their learning curve. Michael Rocharde has been a full-time professional FileMaker developer since 1987 and he's been writing about FileMaker since the mid-1990s. This is his 2nd book on FileMaker; the first one was published in April 2012 and has sold over 1000 copies in 23 countries.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed by Ray Rankins

This is the industry’s most comprehensive and useful guide to SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. It presents start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities, plus complete introductions to Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services, application development, and much more. Four expert SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants have packed this book with real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples drawn from their own extensive experience creating and managing complex database solutions. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, they focus on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. For example, you’ll find invaluable information on administering SQL Server more efficiently, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, and tuning performance. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an extraordinary library of practical tools and information including sample databases and all code examples. Whether you’re responsible for SQL Server 2008 analysis, design, implementation, support, administration, or troubleshooting, no other book offers you this much value. Understand the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 environment, R2’s newest features, and each edition’s capabilities Manage SQL Server 2008 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Efficiently manage security, users, backup/restore, replication, Database Mail, and database objects—from tables and indexes to stored procedures and triggers Increase availability with clustering, database mirroring, and other features Use new Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server throughout the organization Use SQL Server Profiler to capture queries and identify bottlenecks Improve performance by optimizing queries, design more effective databases, and manage workloads with the new Resource Governor Develop applications using SQL Server 2008’s enhancements to T-SQL and SQLCLR, .NET integration, LINQ to SQL, XML, and XQuery Make the most of Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services—especially Microsoft’s new R2 reporting improvements Improve data security using Column-level and Transparent Data Encryption  CD-ROM includes: 15 additional chapters Code samples, scripts, and databases utilized within the book Free version of SQL Shot (performance & tuning software)

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Access 2010 Programmer's Reference

Access 2010 Programmer's Reference by Teresa Hennig, Rob Cooper, Geoffrey L. Griffith & Jerry Dennison

A comprehensive guide to programming for Access 2010 and 2007   Millions of people use the Access database applications, and hundreds of thousands of developers work with Access daily. Access 2010 brings better integration with SQL Server and enhanced XML support; this Wrox guide shows developers how to take advantage of these and other improvements. With in-depth coverage of VBA, macros, and other programming methods for building Access applications, this book also provides real-world code examples to demonstrate each topic. Access 2010 Programmer's Reference is a comprehensive guide to the best-of-breed techniques for programming Access applications. Coverage Includes: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 New Features Upgrading and Converting to Access 2010 Macros in Access 2010 Using the VBA Editor VBA Basics Using VBA in Access Creating Classes in VBA Extending VBA with APIs Working with the Windows Registry Using DAO to Access Data Using ADO to Access Data Using SQL with VBA Using VBA to Enhance Forms Enhancing Reports with VBA Customizing the Ribbon Customizing the Office Backstage Working with Office 2010 Working with SharePoint Working with .NET Building Client-Server Applications with Access The Access 2010 Templates Access Runtime Deployment Database Security Access 2010 Security Features

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Using Microsoft Access 2010, Enhanced Edition

Using Microsoft Access 2010, Enhanced Edition by Alison Balter

*** This USING Microsoft Access 2010 book is enhanced with 4.5 hours of FREE step-by-step VIDEO TUTORIALS and AUDIO SIDEBARS!  ***  Microsoft Access 2010 is a relational database perfect for any collection of information that allows you to create tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules for that data.        USING Microsoft Access 2010 is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Microsoft Access 2010 quickly, and get the most out of it, fast!  EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream Microsoft Access 2010 users need to know.  You’ll Learn How to: -          Manipulate Data with Databases and Tables -          Use Queries to Retrieve the Data You Need -          Use Forms to Enter and Edit Table Data -          Use Reports to Print Information  -          Create Your own Tables and Databases -          Relate the Information in Your Database -          Enhance the Databases you Build -          Build Powerful Forms or Reports -          Automate Your Database with Macros -          Share Data with other Applications -          Work with Web Databases Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You’ve Just Got to See! -          Filtering Form Data -          Adding Fields to Queries -          The Basics of Creating and Running a Macro   Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts! -          Updatability of Query Results -          Uses for Forms -          Building Queries Based on Multiple Tables Please note that due to the incredibly rich media included in your Enhanced eBook, you may experience longer download times. Please be patient while your product is delivered. This Enhanced eBook has been developed to match the Apple Enhanced eBook specifications for the iPad and may not render well on older iPhones or iPods or perform on other devices or reader applications.

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MySQL Pocket Reference

MySQL Pocket Reference SQL Functions and Utilities by George Reese

To help you be more efficient in your work, this handy pocket reference gives you instant reminders on how to use important MySQL functions, especially in conjunction with key parts of the LAMP open source infrastructure. This powerful database system is so rich in features that no administrator or programmer can stay familiar with all of them. MySQL Pocket Reference is an ideal on-the-job companion, well organized to help you find and adapt the statements you need -- quickly. Updated for the latest versions of this popular database, this edition covers many complex features that have been added to MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, including a section dedicated to stored procedures and triggers. After a brief introduction on installation and initial setup, the book explains: How to configure MySQL, such as setting the root passwordMySQL data types, including numerics, strings, dates, and complex typesSQL syntax, commands, data types, operators, and functionsArithmetic, comparison and logical operatorsAggregate and general functionsStored procedures and triggers, including procedure definition, procedure calls, procedure management, cursors, and triggersYou don't have time to stop and thumb through an exhaustive reference when you're hard at work. This portable and affordable guide is small enough to fit into your pocket, and gives you a convenient reference that you can consult anywhere. When you reach a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the MySQL Pocket Reference is the book you want to have.

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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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The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit - Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy & Bob Becker Cover Art

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit by Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy & Bob Becker

A thorough update to the industry standard for designing, developing, and deploying data warehouse and business intelligence systems The world of data warehousing has changed remarkably since the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit was published in 1998. In that time, the data warehouse industry has reached full maturity and acceptance, hardware and software have made staggering advances, and the techniques promoted in the premiere edition of this book have been adopted by nearly all data warehouse vendors and practitioners. In addition, the term "business intelligence" emerged to reflect the mission of the data warehouse: wrangling the data out of source systems, cleaning it, and delivering it to add value to the business. Ralph Kimball and his colleagues have refined the original set of Lifecycle methods and techniques based on their consulting and training experience. The authors understand first-hand that a data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) system needs to change as fast as its surrounding organization evolves. To that end, they walk you through the detailed steps of designing, developing, and deploying a DW/BI system. You'll learn to create adaptable systems that deliver data and analyses to business users so they can make better business decisions.

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Data Science from Scratch

Data Science from Scratch First Principles with Python by Joel Grus

Data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits are great for doing data science, but they’re also a good way to dive into the discipline without actually understanding data science. With this updated second edition, you’ll learn how many of the most fundamental data science tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch. If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Today’s messy glut of data holds answers to questions no one’s even thought to ask. This book provides you with the know-how to dig those answers out.

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Designing Data Visualizations

Designing Data Visualizations Representing Informational Relationships by Noah Iliinsky & Julie Steele

Data visualization is an efficient and effective medium for communicating large amounts of information, but the design process can often seem like an unexplainable creative endeavor. This concise book aims to demystify the design process by showing you how to use a linear decision-making process to encode your information visually. Delve into different kinds of visualization, including infographics and visual art, and explore the influences at work in each one. Then learn how to apply these concepts to your design process. Learn data visualization classifications, including explanatory, exploratory, and hybridDiscover how three fundamental influences—the designer, the reader, and the data—shape what you createLearn how to describe the specific goal of your visualization and identify the supporting dataDecide the spatial position of your visual entities with axesEncode the various dimensions of your data with appropriate visual properties, such as shape and colorSee visualization best practices and suggestions for encoding various specific data types

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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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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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HBase: The Definitive Guide

HBase: The Definitive Guide Random Access to Your Planet-Size Data by Lars George

If you're looking for a scalable storage solution to accommodate a virtually endless amount of data, this book shows you how Apache HBase can fulfill your needs. As the open source implementation of Google's BigTable architecture, HBase scales to billions of rows and millions of columns, while ensuring that write and read performance remain constant. Many IT executives are asking pointed questions about HBase. This book provides meaningful answers, whether you’re evaluating this non-relational database or planning to put it into practice right away. Discover how tight integration with Hadoop makes scalability with HBase easierDistribute large datasets across an inexpensive cluster of commodity serversAccess HBase with native Java clients, or with gateway servers providing REST, Avro, or Thrift APIsGet details on HBase’s architecture, including the storage format, write-ahead log, background processes, and moreIntegrate HBase with Hadoop's MapReduce framework for massively parallelized data processing jobsLearn how to tune clusters, design schemas, copy tables, import bulk data, decommission nodes, and many other tasks

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Supercharge Power BI

Supercharge Power BI Power BI Is Better When You Learn to Write DAX by Matt Allington

Power BI is a self-service (and enterprise) Business Intelligence (BI) tool that facilitates data acquisition, modeling, and visualization—and the skills needed to succeed with Power BI are fully transferable to Microsoft Excel. There are three learning areas required to master everything Power BI Desktop has to offer: TheM Language, The DAX Language, and analysis. Super Charge Power BI clearly explains the necessary concepts while at the same time giving hands-on practice to engage the reader and help new knowledge stick.

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Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies

Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor

A report is only useful if those who receive it understand what it means. Knowing how to use Crystal Reports gives you the edge in producing reports from your database that really are crystal clear. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies is a quick and easy guide to get you going with the latest version of this bestselling report-writing software. In fact, it’s so popular that previous editions have made it a bestseller too. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies gives you just what you should know to produce the reports you’ll need most often, including how to: Pull specific information from your database, sort and group it, and find the details you need Use dynamic or cascading prompts Troubleshoot and print reports and save time with templates View reports on your LAN Write formulas to retrieve specific information Create and update OLAP reports Format reports, control page breaks, and even add graphics or Flash files Enhance your reports with charts and maps Use Crystal Reports in the enterprise There’s also a companion Web site with sample reports from the book and links to sites with more related information. With Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by your side, you’ll soon be able to create reports from simple to spectacular, whenever the need arises.

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R for Everyone

R for Everyone Advanced Analytics and Graphics by Jared P. Lander

Statistical Computation for Programmers, Scientists, Quants, Excel Users, and Other Professionals Using the open source R language, you can build powerful statistical models to answer many of your most challenging questions. R has traditionally been difficult for non-statisticians to learn, and most R books assume far too much knowledge to be of help. R for Everyone is the solution. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience teaching new users, professional data scientist Jared P. Lander has written the perfect tutorial for anyone new to statistical programming and modeling. Organized to make learning easy and intuitive, this guide focuses on the 20 percent of R functionality you’ll need to accomplish 80 percent of modern data tasks. Lander’s self-contained chapters start with the absolute basics, offering extensive hands-on practice and sample code. You’ll download and install R; navigate and use the R environment; master basic program control, data import, and manipulation; and walk through several essential tests. Then, building on this foundation, you’ll construct several complete models, both linear and nonlinear, and use some data mining techniques. By the time you’re done, you won’t just know how to write R programs, you’ll be ready to tackle the statistical problems you care about most. COVERAGE INCLUDES • Exploring R, RStudio, and R packages • Using R for math: variable types, vectors, calling functions, and more • Exploiting data structures, including data.frames, matrices, and lists • Creating attractive, intuitive statistical graphics • Writing user-defined functions • Controlling program flow with if, ifelse, and complex checks • Improving program efficiency with group manipulations • Combining and reshaping multiple datasets • Manipulating strings using R’s facilities and regular expressions • Creating normal, binomial, and Poisson probability distributions • Programming basic statistics: mean, standard deviation, and t-tests • Building linear, generalized linear, and nonlinear models • Assessing the quality of models and variable selection • Preventing overfitting, using the Elastic Net and Bayesian methods • Analyzing univariate and multivariate time series data • Grouping data via K-means and hierarchical clustering • Preparing reports, slideshows, and web pages with knitr • Building reusable R packages with devtools and Rcpp • Getting involved with the R global community

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Access 2003 For Dummies

Access 2003 For Dummies by John Kaufeld

When you hear the word “database,” do your eyes glaze over? Does the mention of fields and tables make your blood pressure skyrocket? Does the idea of entering and using hyperlinks make you hyperventilate? Whether you’re running a business or a household . . . whether you need to be able to quickly access customer information, your recipe for chicken cacciatore, or the Little League team’s records, Access 2003 holds the key. This friendly guide unlocks the secrets of using Access 2003 to store, manage, organize, reorganize, and use data! It gives you: The basics of the whole database concept Suggestions for solving problems with Access What you need to know to design, build, use, and change Access tables Info on the ten most common types of fields The scoop on using queries to unearth the answers hiding somewhere in your data Guidelines for using the Access report system to make short work of long, previously time-consuming, reports In the relaxed, comfortable For Dummies style, this book has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of screen shots. If you want to create and manage a database for a huge auction house, this guide will get you going . . . going . . .  gone. If you want to create a database for your music collection, it gives you the score then shows you how to use formatting and add graphics to jazz it up. You’ll get the low-down on extracting all kinds of information from databases and putting that information to practical use. You’ll discover how to: Use Label Wizard to create mailing labels, file labels, shipping labels, or name tags Use Chart Wizard to create line charts, bar, cone, and column charts, pie and donut charts, area charts, and XY and bubble charts Use Auto Reports to create columnar or tabular reports and then fine-tune them Export reports to Microsoft Word and Excel Get your data Web-ready and put it on the Internet in either static or dynamic form Build forms with Form Wizard And speaking of high-tech fun, Access 2003 For Dummies even tells you how to install and use speech recognition software with Access 2003. So if the idea of working with databases has you talking to yourself, this is just the book you need.

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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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Access 2007: The Missing Manual

Access 2007: The Missing Manual The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Compared to industrial-strength database products such as Microsoft's SQL Server, Access is a breeze to use. It runs on PCs rather than servers and is ideal for small- to mid-sized businesses and households. But Access is still intimidating to learn. It doesn't help that each new version crammed in yet another set of features; so many, in fact, that even the pros don't know where to find them all. Access 2007 breaks this pattern with some of the most dramatic changes users have seen since Office 95. Most obvious is the thoroughly redesigned user interface, with its tabbed toolbar (or "Ribbon") that makes features easy to locate and use. The features list also includes several long-awaited changes. One thing that hasn't improved is Microsoft's documentation. To learn the ins and outs of all the features in Access 2007, Microsoft merely offers online help. Access 2007: The Missing Manual was written from the ground up for this redesigned application. You will learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming (including macros and Visual Basic), and pick up valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks -- even if you've never touched a line of code before. You will also learn all about the new prebuilt databases you can customize to fit your needs, and how the new complex data feature will simplify your life. With plenty of downloadable examples, this objective and witty book will turn an Access neophyte into a true master.

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Access 2013 For Dummies

Access 2013 For Dummies by Laurie A. Ulrich & Ken Cook

The easy guide to Microsoft Access returns with updates on the latest version! Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new Access 2013 release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. Access 2013 For Dummies covers all the new features of the latest version of Accessand serves as an ideal reference, combining the latest Access features with the basics of building usable databases. You'll learn how to create an app from the Welcome screen, get support for your desktop databases, and much more. Includes coverage of all the new features of Access 2013, including the updated interface Shows you how to create and share reports Features special videos and materials created by the authors to help reinforce the lessons included in the book Helps you build data analysis and interface tools for your specific needs Offers plenty of techniques and tips for solving common problems Access 2013 For Dummies provides you with access to the latest version of this database tool.

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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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