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PostgreSQL: Up and Running by Regina Obe, O'Reilly Media Book Review
Like I have already mentioned in my previous blog post databases are lately in the spotlight, left and right. This was the primary reason for me to choose yet another book on databases for review*. I know that NoSQL data stores are more trendy for now, but the traditional RDBMS' would not give its sheer install base out quite easily like that yet to them. The secondary reason was, while I am a full time in SQL Server, I suspected I may be missing something by not getting familiar with what most IT ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2014 10:53 PM

Mastering Elasticsearch - Second Edition by Rafal Kuc and Marek Rogozinski Packt Publishing Book Review
It is hard to underestimate the importance of the search nowadays. It probably even occurs without being noticed, but try to count how many times a day you tried to search for a product online, search through an online catalogue, an abbreviation or simply a weather forecast? Even a simple one page document or a webpage offers search capabilities (Ctrl-F). But have you ever wondered about how fast the search through Wiki is or how exact it is, even correcting your misspellings? These and more elaborate ......

Posted On Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:55 PM

R High Performance Programming by Aloysius Lim, William Tjhi, Packt Publishing Book Review
R High Performance Programming is probably a unique book in terms of the material covered, I just have not see yet to date a book that is dedicated to increasing the computational capacity of the R language. And I need to state frankly, since R has left the academic circles a long time ago and now is being used more and more in applications involving the Big Data calibre of projects a developer or an R user needs to understand its limitations and perhaps even be able to shrug off some misconceptions ......

Posted On Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:23 PM

Mathematica Data Visualization by Nazmus Saquib, Packt Publishing Book Review
I love data, math, stats and I love to visualize information. But Mathematica has always been, and remains the forbidden fruit to me (due to its cost). Therefore I was very glad to agree on an opportunity to review Mathematica Data Visualization. The book stood to its promise. I liked every page of it. The is book is packed with insightful examples to producing all (or most) the most common graphs and charts a data scientist may need in ones professional life. What I actually initially expected is ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:31 PM

Mastering DynamoDB by Tanmay Deshpande, Packt Publishing Book Review
Databases are very much in the spotlight lately and especially the NoSQL breed. While there are dozens of offerings on the market only a handful tops the list, one such offspring in the key-value area is Amazon's DynamoDB. Being a close relative to such popular players on this arena as Redis or Voldemort DynamoDB I figured has many unique points, add-ons and a strong backing by the user community, not only the mighty Amazon corporation. Mastering DynamoDB as a book came out at a very strategic time.It ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:16 AM

Packt Publishing is offering ANY eBook/video for $5 until January 3rd!
Heads up:Packt Publishing is offering any eBook or video for $5, but only until January 3rd!Browse by category: Application Development | Big Data and Business Intelligence | CMS and eCommerce | Enterprise Products and Platforms | Game Development | Instant | Mobile Application Development | Networking and Servers | Other | Video | Virtualization and Cloud | Web Development Do not miss this offer. I grabbed two on Big Data. No review yet, but I hope to educate myself for cheap ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:32 PM

Principles of Big Data By Jules J Berman, O’Reilly Media Book Review
A fantastic book! Must be part, if not yet, of the fundamentals of the Big Data as a field of science. Highly recommend to those who are into the Big Data practice. Yet, I confess this book is one of my best reads this year and for a number of reasons: The book is full of wisdom, intimate insight, historical facts and real life examples to how Big Data projects get conceived, operate and sadly, yes, sometimes die. But not only that, the book is most importantly is filled with valuable advice, accurate ......

Posted On Monday, November 4, 2013 4:17 PM

Agile Data Book from O'Reilly Media
As part of my ongoing self-education and approaching of some free time, yeah, both is a must for every IT person and geek! I have carefully examined the latest trends in the Computersphere with whatever tools I had at my disposal (nothing really fancy was used) and came to a conclusion that for a database pro the *hottest* topic today is undoubtedly the #BigData and all the rapidly growing and spawning ecosystem around it. Having recently immersed myself into the NoSQL world (let me tell here right ......

Posted On Monday, July 1, 2013 4:03 PM

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