This revelatory exploration of big data, which refers to our newfound ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly and draw profound and surprising conclusions from it, discusses how it will change our lives and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. 75,000 first printing.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 04/25/2017
Book details: 242 pages.
Handbook of Big Data provides a state-of-the-art overview of the analysis of large-scale datasets. Featuring contributions from well-known experts in statistics and computer science, this handbook presents a carefully curated collection of techniques from both industry and academia. Thus, the text instills a working understanding of key statistical and computing ideas that can be readily applied in research and practice. Offering balanced coverage of methodology, theory, and applications, this handbook: Describes modern, scalable approaches for analyzing increasingly large datasets Defines the underlying concepts of the available analytical tools and techniques Details intercommunity advances in computational statistics and machine learning Handbook of Big Data also identifies areas in need of further development, encouraging greater communication and collaboration between researchers in big data sub-specialties such as genomics, computational biology, and finance.
Published by CRC Press on 02/22/2016
Book details: 464 pages.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction 1 Walmart: How Big Data Is Used To Drive Supermarket Performance 2 CERN: Unravelling the Secrets of the Universe with Big Data 3 Netflix: How Netflix Used Big Data to Give Us the Programmes We Want 4 Rolls-Royce: How Big Data Is Used To Drive Success In Manufacturing 5 Shell: How Big Oil Uses Big Data 6 Apixio: How Big Data Is Transforming Healthcare 7 Lotus F1 Team: How Big Data Is Essential To The Success Of Motorsport Teams 8 Pendleton & Son Butchers: Big Data for Small Business 9 US Olympic Women's Cycling Team: How Big Data Analytics Is Used To Optimize Athletes' Performance 10 ZSL: Big Data In The Zoo And To Protect Animals 11 Facebook: How Facebook Use Big Data to Understand Customers 12 John Deere: How Big Data Can Be Applied On Farms 13 Royal Bank of Scotland: Using Big Data to Make Customer Service More Personal 14 LinkedIn: How Big Data Is Used To Fuel Social Media Success 15 Microsoft: Bringing Big Data To The Masses 16 Acxiom: Fuelling Marketing With Big Data 17 US Immigration and Customs: How Big Data Is Used To Keep Passengers Safe and Prevent Terrorism 18 Nest: Bringing the Internet of Things into The Home 19 GE: How Big Data Is Fuelling the Industrial Internet 20 Etsy: How Big Data Is Used In A Crafty Way 21 Narrative Science: How Big Data Is Used To Tell Stories 22 BBC: How Big Data Is Used In The Media 23 Milton Keynes: How Big Data Is Used To Create Smarter Cities 24 Palantir: How Big Data Is Used To Help The CIA And To Detect Bombs In Afghanistan 25 Airbnb: How Big Data Is Used To Disrupt the Hospitality Industry 26 Sprint: Profiling Audiences Using Mobile Network Data 27 Dickey's Barbecue Pit: How Big Data Is Used to Gain Performance Insights Into One Of America's Most Successful Restaurant Chains 28 Caesars: Big Data At The Casino 29 Fitbit: Big Data In The Personal Fitness Arena 30 Ralph Lauren: Big Data In The Fashion Industry 31 Zynga: Big Data In The Gaming Industry 32 Autodesk: How Big Data Is Transforming The Software Industry 33 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: How Big Data Is Transforming Our Family Holidays 34 Experian: Using Big Data To Make Lending Decisions And To Crack Down On Identity Fraud 35 Transport for London: How Big Data Is Used To Improve And Manage Public Transport In London 36 The US Government: Using Big Data To Run A Country 37 IBM Watson: Teaching Computers To Understand And Learn 38 Google: How Big Data Is At The Heart Of Google's Business Model 39 Terra Seismic: Using Big Data To Predict Earthquakes 40 Apple: How Big Data Is At The Centre Of Their Business 41 Twitter: How Twitter And IBM Deliver Customer Insights From Big Data 42 Uber: How Big Data Is At The Centre Of Uber's Transportation Business 43 Electronic Arts: Big Data In Video Gaming 44 Kaggle: Crowdsourcing Your Data Scientist 45 Amazon: How Predictive Analytics Are Used To Get A 360-Degree View Of Consumers Final Thoughts About the Author Acknowledgements Index
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 05/02/2016
Book details: 320 pages.
Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals The availability of Big Data, low-cost commodity hardware and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history. These capabilities are neither theoretical nor trivial. They represent a genuine leap forward and a clear opportunity to realize enormous gains in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability. The Age of Big Data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics. Learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world (Risk, Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, etc.) Explains this new technology and how companies can use them effectively to gather the data that they need and glean critical insights Explores relevant topics such as data privacy, data visualization, unstructured data, crowd sourcing data scientists, cloud computing for big data, and much more.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 12/27/2012
Book details: 224 pages.
In an age where everything is measurable, understanding big data is an essential. From creating new data-driven products through to increasing operational efficiency, big data has the potential to make your organization both more competitive and more innovative. As this emerging field transitions from the bleeding edge to enterprise infrastructure, it's vital to understand not only the technologies involved, but the organizational and cultural demands of being data-driven. Written by O'Reilly Radar's experts on big data, this anthology describes: The broad industry changes heralded by the big data era What big data is, what it means to your business, and how to start solving data problems The software that makes up the Hadoop big data stack, and the major enterprise vendors' Hadoop solutions The landscape of NoSQL databases and their relative merits How visualization plays an important part in data work
Published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc." on 03/12/2012
Book details: 83 pages.
Convert the promise of big data into real world results There is so much buzz around big data. We all need to know what it is and how it works - that much is obvious. But is a basic understanding of the theory enough to hold your own in strategy meetings? Probably. But what will set you apart from the rest is actually knowing how to USE big data to get solid, real-world business results - and putting that in place to improve performance. Big Data will give you a clear understanding, blueprint, and step-by-step approach to building your own big data strategy. This is a well-needed practical introduction to actually putting the topic into practice. Illustrated with numerous real-world examples from a cross section of companies and organisations, Big Data will take you through the five steps of the SMART model: Start with Strategy, Measure Metrics and Data, Apply Analytics, Report Results, Transform. Discusses how companies need to clearly define what it is they need to know Outlines how companies can collect relevant data and measure the metrics that will help them answer their most important business questions Addresses how the results of big data analytics can be visualised and communicated to ensure key decisions-makers understand them Includes many high-profile case studies from the author's work with some of the world's best known brands
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/09/2015
Book details: 256 pages.
Apply predictive analytics throughout all stages of workforce management People Analytics in the Era of Big Data provides a blueprint for leveraging your talent pool through the use of data analytics. Written by the Global Vice President of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics at Monster Worldwide, this book is packed full of actionable insights to help you source, recruit, acquire, engage, retain, promote, and manage the exceptional talent your organization needs. With a unique approach that applies analytics to every stage of the hiring process and the entire workforce planning and management cycle, this informative guide provides the key perspective that brings analytics into HR in a truly useful way. You're already inundated with disparate employee data, so why not mine that data for insights that add value to your organization and strengthen your workforce? This book presents a practical framework for real-world talent analytics, backed by groundbreaking examples of workforce analytics in action across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Leverage predictive analytics throughout the hiring process Utilize analytics techniques for more effective workforce management Learn how people analytics benefits organizations of all sizes in various industries Integrate analytics into HR practices seamlessly and thoroughly Corporate executives need fact-based insights into what will happen with their talent. Who should you hire? Who should you promote? Who are the top or bottom performers, and why? Who is at risk to quit, and why? Analytics can provide these answers, and give you insights based on quantifiable data instead of gut feeling and subjective assessment. People Analytics in the Era of Big Data is the essential guide to optimizing your workforce with the tools already at your disposal.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/21/2016
Book details: 416 pages.
Big Data: Principles and Paradigms captures the state-of-the-art research on the architectural aspects, technologies, and applications of Big Data. The book identifies potential future directions and technologies that facilitate insight into numerous scientific, business, and consumer applications. To help realize Big Data’s full potential, the book addresses numerous challenges, offering the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them. These challenges include life-cycle data management, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling, scalable machine learning, data analysis algorithms, sampling techniques, and privacy and ethical issues. Covers computational platforms supporting Big Data applications Addresses key principles underlying Big Data computing Examines key developments supporting next generation Big Data platforms Explores the challenges in Big Data computing and ways to overcome them Contains expert contributors from both academia and industry
Published by Morgan Kaufmann on 06/07/2016
Book details: 494 pages.
Unique insights to implement big data analytics and reap big returns to your bottom line Focusing on the business and financial value of big data analytics, respected technology journalist Frank J. Ohlhorst shares his insights on the newly emerging field of big data analytics in Big Data Analytics. This breakthrough book demonstrates the importance of analytics, defines the processes, highlights the tangible and intangible values and discusses how you can turn a business liability into actionable material that can be used to redefine markets, improve profits and identify new business opportunities. Reveals big data analytics as the next wave for businesses looking for competitive advantage Takes an in-depth look at the financial value of big data analytics Offers tools and best practices for working with big data Once the domain of large on-line retailers such as eBay and Amazon, big data is now accessible by businesses of all sizes and across industries. From how to mine the data your company collects, to the data that is available on the outside, Big Data Analytics shows how you can leverage big data into a key component in your business's growth strategy.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 11/15/2012
Book details: 176 pages.
New York Times Bestseller After twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Pittsburghers joked their town was the city of champions...and the Pirates. Big Data Baseball is the story of how the 2013 Pirates, mired in the longest losing streak in North American pro sports history, adopted drastic big-data strategies to end the drought, make the playoffs, and turn around the franchise's fortunes. Award-winning journalist Travis Sawchik takes you behind the scenes to expertly weave together the stories of the key figures who changed the way the small-market Pirates played the game. For manager Clint Hurdle and the front office staff to save their jobs, they could not rely on a free agent spending spree, instead they had to improve the sum of their parts and find hidden value. They had to change. From Hurdle shedding his old-school ways to work closely with Neal Huntington, the forward-thinking data-driven GM and his team of talented analysts; to pitchers like A. J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole changing what and where they threw; to Russell Martin, the undervalued catcher whose expert use of the nearly-invisible skill of pitch framing helped the team's pitchers turn more balls into strikes; to Clint Barmes, a solid shortstop and one of the early adopters of the unconventional on-field shift which forced the entire infield to realign into positions they never stood in before. Under Hurdle's leadership, a culture of collaboration and creativity flourished as he successfully blended whiz kid analysts with graybeard coaches—a kind of symbiotic teamwork which was unique to the sport. Big Data Baseball is Moneyball on steroids. It is an entertaining and enlightening underdog story that uses the 2013 Pirates season as the perfect lens to examine the sport's burgeoning big-data movement. With the help of data-tracking systems like PitchF/X and TrackMan, the Pirates collected millions of data points on every pitch and ball in play to create a tome of color-coded reports that revealed groundbreaking insights for how to win more games without spending a dime. In the process, they discovered that most batters struggled to hit two-seam fastballs, that an aggressive defensive shift on the field could turn more batted balls into outs, and that a catcher's most valuable skill was hidden. All these data points which aren't immediately visible to players and spectators, are the bit of magic that led the Pirates to spin straw in to gold, finish the 2013 season in second place, end a twenty-year losing streak.
Published by Flatiron Books on 05/19/2015
Book details: 256 pages.