By Hurwitz, Alan Nugent, Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: March 2013
Leverage big data tools and architectures
Explore how big data can transform your business
Integrate structured and unstructured data into your big data environment
Use predictive analytics to make better decisions
Here's the guide that can keep big data from becoming a big headache!
Big data can be a complex concept. For Dummies to the rescue! Here's a plain-English explanation of what big data is (and isn't), the technology and database options supporting it, analytics that help you get meaning from your data, how to manage it, and what it can do for your company. Business executive or IT person, here's what you need to know.
What it is get your mind around big data from both a technical and business perspective
Organize it meet the big data stack and learn about different architectural levels, operational databases, organizing databases, and analytical data warehouses
Big data computing model explore distributed computing as well as the power of virtualization and the cloud
Hadoop and MapReduce learn the importance of Hadoop and MapReduce for big data analysis
Get analytical identify analytics tools for big data and evaluate the various new models that are evolving
Ready? Implement discover how to implement your big data solution with an eye to operationalizing and protecting your data
What it means see the importance of big data to your organization and how it's used to solve problems