Big Data Analytics

Author: Venkat Ankam
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785889707
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Genre: Computers

A handy reference guide for data analysts and data scientists to help to obtain value from big data analytics using Spark on Hadoop clusters About This Book This book is based on the latest 2.0 version of Apache Spark and 2.7 version of Hadoop integrated with most commonly used tools. Learn all Spark stack components including latest topics such as DataFrames, DataSets, GraphFrames, Structured Streaming, DataFrame based ML Pipelines and SparkR. Integrations with frameworks such as HDFS, YARN and tools such as Jupyter, Zeppelin, NiFi, Mahout, HBase Spark Connector, GraphFrames, H2O and Hivemall. Who This Book Is For Though this book is primarily aimed at data analysts and data scientists, it will also help architects, programmers, and practitioners. Knowledge of either Spark or Hadoop would be beneficial. It is assumed that you have basic programming background in Scala, Python, SQL, or R programming with basic Linux experience. Working experience within big data environments is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Find out and implement the tools and techniques of big data analytics using Spark on Hadoop clusters with wide variety of tools used with Spark and Hadoop Understand all the Hadoop and Spark ecosystem components Get to know all the Spark components: Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, DataSets, Conventional and Structured Streaming, MLLib, ML Pipelines and Graphx See batch and real-time data analytics using Spark Core, Spark SQL, and Conventional and Structured Streaming Get to grips with data science and machine learning using MLLib, ML Pipelines, H2O, Hivemall, Graphx, SparkR and Hivemall. In Detail Big Data Analytics book aims at providing the fundamentals of Apache Spark and Hadoop. All Spark components – Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, Data sets, Conventional Streaming, Structured Streaming, MLlib, Graphx and Hadoop core components – HDFS, MapReduce and Yarn are explored in greater depth with implementation examples on Spark + Hadoop clusters. It is moving away from MapReduce to Spark. So, advantages of Spark over MapReduce are explained at great depth to reap benefits of in-memory speeds. DataFrames API, Data Sources API and new Data set API are explained for building Big Data analytical applications. Real-time data analytics using Spark Streaming with Apache Kafka and HBase is covered to help building streaming applications. New Structured streaming concept is explained with an IOT (Internet of Things) use case. Machine learning techniques are covered using MLLib, ML Pipelines and SparkR and Graph Analytics are covered with GraphX and GraphFrames components of Spark. Readers will also get an opportunity to get started with web based notebooks such as Jupyter, Apache Zeppelin and data flow tool Apache NiFi to analyze and visualize data. Style and approach This step-by-step pragmatic guide will make life easy no matter what your level of experience. You will deep dive into Apache Spark on Hadoop clusters through ample exciting real-life examples. Practical tutorial explains data science in simple terms to help programmers and data analysts get started with Data Science

Big Data Analytics

Author: Frank J. Ohlhorst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118239049
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Big Data Analytics in Genomics

Author: Ka-Chun Wong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319412795
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Computers

This contributed volume explores the emerging intersection between big data analytics and genomics. Recent sequencing technologies have enabled high-throughput sequencing data generation for genomics resulting in several international projects which have led to massive genomic data accumulation at an unprecedented pace. To reveal novel genomic insights from this data within a reasonable time frame, traditional data analysis methods may not be sufficient or scalable, forcing the need for big data analytics to be developed for genomics. The computational methods addressed in the book are intended to tackle crucial biological questions using big data, and are appropriate for either newcomers or veterans in the field.This volume offers thirteen peer-reviewed contributions, written by international leading experts from different regions, representing Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the USA. In particular, the book surveys three main areas: statistical analytics, computational analytics, and cancer genome analytics. Sample topics covered include: statistical methods for integrative analysis of genomic data, computation methods for protein function prediction, and perspectives on machine learning techniques in big data mining of cancer. Self-contained and suitable for graduate students, this book is also designed for bioinformaticians, computational biologists, and researchers in communities ranging from genomics, big data, molecular genetics, data mining, biostatistics, biomedical science, cancer research, medical research, and biology to machine learning and computer science. Readers will find this volume to be an essential read for appreciating the role of big data in genomics, making this an invaluable resource for stimulating further research on the topic.

Big Data Analytics with Spark

Author: Mohammed Guller
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484209646
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Computers

Big Data Analytics with Spark is a step-by-step guide for learning Spark, which is an open-source fast and general-purpose cluster computing framework for large-scale data analysis. You will learn how to use Spark for different types of big data analytics projects, including batch, interactive, graph, and stream data analysis as well as machine learning. In addition, this book will help you become a much sought-after Spark expert. Spark is one of the hottest Big Data technologies. The amount of data generated today by devices, applications and users is exploding. Therefore, there is a critical need for tools that can analyze large-scale data and unlock value from it. Spark is a powerful technology that meets that need. You can, for example, use Spark to perform low latency computations through the use of efficient caching and iterative algorithms; leverage the features of its shell for easy and interactive Data analysis; employ its fast batch processing and low latency features to process your real time data streams and so on. As a result, adoption of Spark is rapidly growing and is replacing Hadoop MapReduce as the technology of choice for big data analytics. This book provides an introduction to Spark and related big-data technologies. It covers Spark core and its add-on libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, GraphX, and MLlib. Big Data Analytics with Spark is therefore written for busy professionals who prefer learning a new technology from a consolidated source instead of spending countless hours on the Internet trying to pick bits and pieces from different sources. The book also provides a chapter on Scala, the hottest functional programming language, and the program that underlies Spark. You’ll learn the basics of functional programming in Scala, so that you can write Spark applications in it. What's more, Big Data Analytics with Spark provides an introduction to other big data technologies that are commonly used along with Spark, like Hive, Avro, Kafka and so on. So the book is self-sufficient; all the technologies that you need to know to use Spark are covered. The only thing that you are expected to know is programming in any language. There is a critical shortage of people with big data expertise, so companies are willing to pay top dollar for people with skills in areas like Spark and Scala. So reading this book and absorbing its principles will provide a boost—possibly a big boost—to your career.

Big Data Analytics

Author: Saumyadipta Pyne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9788132236283
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Computers

This book has a collection of articles written by Big Data experts to describe some of the cutting-edge methods and applications from their respective areas of interest, and provides the reader with a detailed overview of the field of Big Data Analytics as it is practiced today. The chapters cover technical aspects of key areas that generate and use Big Data such as management and finance; medicine and healthcare; genome, cytome and microbiome; graphs and networks; Internet of Things; Big Data standards; bench-marking of systems; and others. In addition to different applications, key algorithmic approaches such as graph partitioning, clustering and finite mixture modelling of high-dimensional data are also covered. The varied collection of themes in this volume introduces the reader to the richness of the emerging field of Big Data Analytics.

Big Data Analytics Made Easy

Author: Y. Lakshmi Prasad
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9781946390721
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Computers

Big Data Analytics Made Easy is a must-read for everybody as it explains the power of Analytics in a simple and logical way along with an end to end code in R. Even if you are a novice in Big Data Analytics, you will still be able to understand the concepts explained in this book. If you are already working in Analytics and dealing with Big Data, you will still find this book useful, as it covers exhaustive Data Mining Techniques, which are considered to be Advanced topics. It covers Machine Learning concepts and provides in-depth knowledge on unsupervised as well as supervised Learning, which is very important for decision-making. The toughest Data Analytics concepts are made simpler, It features examples from all the domains so that the reader gets connected to the book easily. This book is like a personal trainer that will help you master the Art of Data Science.

Big Data Analytics

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444634979
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Mathematics

While the term Big Data is open to varying interpretation, it is quite clear that the Volume, Velocity, and Variety (3Vs) of data have impacted every aspect of computational science and its applications. The volume of data is increasing at a phenomenal rate and a majority of it is unstructured. With big data, the volume is so large that processing it using traditional database and software techniques is difficult, if not impossible. The drivers are the ubiquitous sensors, devices, social networks and the all-pervasive web. Scientists are increasingly looking to derive insights from the massive quantity of data to create new knowledge. In common usage, Big Data has come to refer simply to the use of predictive analytics or other certain advanced methods to extract value from data, without any required magnitude thereon. Challenges include analysis, capture, curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and information privacy. While there are challenges, there are huge opportunities emerging in the fields of Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Human-Computer Interfaces and Distributed Systems to address ways to analyze and reason with this data. The edited volume focuses on the challenges and opportunities posed by "Big Data" in a variety of domains and how statistical techniques and innovative algorithms can help glean insights and accelerate discovery. Big data has the potential to help companies improve operations and make faster, more intelligent decisions. Review of big data research challenges from diverse areas of scientific endeavor Rich perspective on a range of data science issues from leading researchers Insight into the mathematical and statistical theory underlying the computational methods used to address big data analytics problems in a variety of domains

Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Author: EMC Education Services
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118876053
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Computers

Data Science and Big Data Analytics is about harnessing the power of data for new insights. The book covers the breadth of activities and methods and tools that Data Scientists use. The content focuses on concepts, principles and practical applications that are applicable to any industry and technology environment, and the learning is supported and explained with examples that you can replicate using open-source software. This book will help you: Become a contributor on a data science team Deploy a structured lifecycle approach to data analytics problems Apply appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyzing big data Learn how to tell a compelling story with data to drive business action Prepare for EMC Proven Professional Data Science Certification Corresponding data sets are available at www.wiley.com/go/9781118876138. Get started discovering, analyzing, visualizing, and presenting data in a meaningful way today!

Big Data Analytics for Cloud IoT and Cognitive Computing

Author: Kai Hwang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119247029
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Computers

The definitive guide to successfully integrating social, mobile, Big-Data analytics, cloud and IoT principles and technologies The main goal of this book is to spur the development of effective big-data computing operations on smart clouds that are fully supported by IoT sensing, machine learning and analytics systems. To that end, the authors draw upon their original research and proven track record in the field to describe a practical approach integrating big-data theories, cloud design principles, Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, machine learning, data analytics and Hadoop and Spark programming. Part 1 focuses on data science, the roles of clouds and IoT devices and frameworks for big-data computing. Big data analytics and cognitive machine learning, as well as cloud architecture, IoT and cognitive systems are explored, and mobile cloud-IoT-interaction frameworks are illustrated with concrete system design examples. Part 2 is devoted to the principles of and algorithms for machine learning, data analytics and deep learning in big data applications. Part 3 concentrates on cloud programming software libraries from MapReduce to Hadoop, Spark and TensorFlow and describes business, educational, healthcare and social media applications for those tools. The first book describing a practical approach to integrating social, mobile, analytics, cloud and IoT (SMACT) principles and technologies Covers theory and computing techniques and technologies, making it suitable for use in both computer science and electrical engineering programs Offers an extremely well-informed vision of future intelligent and cognitive computing environments integrating SMACT technologies Fully illustrated throughout with examples, figures and approximately 150 problems to support and reinforce learning Features a companion website with an instructor manual and PowerPoint slides www.wiley.com/go/hwangIOT Big-Data Analytics for Cloud, IoT and Cognitive Computing satisfies the demand among university faculty and students for cutting-edge information on emerging intelligent and cognitive computing systems and technologies. Professionals working in data science, cloud computing and IoT applications will also find this book to be an extremely useful working resource.

BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Author: Parag Kulkarni
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120351165
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The book is an unstructured data mining quest, which takes the reader through different features of unstructured data mining while unfolding the practical facets of Big Data. It emphasizes more on machine learning and mining methods required for processing and decision-making. The text begins with the introduction to the subject and explores the concept of data mining methods and models along with the applications. It then goes into detail on other aspects of Big Data analytics, such as clustering, incremental learning, multi-label association and knowledge representation. The readers are also made familiar with business analytics to create value. The book finally ends with a discussion on the areas where research can be explored.

Smart Grid Using Big Data Analytics

Author: Robert C. Qiu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118494059
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is aimed at students in communications and signal processing who want to extend their skills in the energy area. It describes power systems and why these backgrounds are so useful to smart grid, wireless communications being very different to traditional wireline communications.

Big Data Analytics

Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482234527
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Computers

With this book, managers and decision makers are given the tools to make more informed decisions about big data purchasing initiatives. Big Data Analytics: A Practical Guide for Managers not only supplies descriptions of common tools, but also surveys the various products and vendors that supply the big data market. Comparing and contrasting the different types of analysis commonly conducted with big data, this accessible reference presents clear-cut explanations of the general workings of big data tools. Instead of spending time on HOW to install specific packages, it focuses on the reasons WHY readers would install a given package. The book provides authoritative guidance on a range of tools, including open source and proprietary systems. It details the strengths and weaknesses of incorporating big data analysis into decision-making and explains how to leverage the strengths while mitigating the weaknesses. Describes the benefits of distributed computing in simple terms Includes substantial vendor/tool material, especially for open source decisions Covers prominent software packages, including Hadoop and Oracle Endeca Examines GIS and machine learning applications Considers privacy and surveillance issues The book further explores basic statistical concepts that, when misapplied, can be the source of errors. Time and again, big data is treated as an oracle that discovers results nobody would have imagined. While big data can serve this valuable function, all too often these results are incorrect, yet are still reported unquestioningly. The probability of having erroneous results increases as a larger number of variables are compared unless preventative measures are taken. The approach taken by the authors is to explain these concepts so managers can ask better questions of their analysts and vendors as to the appropriateness of the methods used to arrive at a conclusion. Because the world of science and medicine has been grappling with similar issues in the publication of studies, the authors draw on their efforts and apply them to big data.

Big Data Big Analytics

Author: Michael Minelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118239155
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Big Data in Practice

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119231387
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Analytics for Insurance

Author: Tony Boobier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119141075
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The business guide to Big Data in insurance, with practical application insight Big Data and Analytics for Insurers is the industry-specific guide to creating operational effectiveness, managing risk, improving financials, and retaining customers. Written from a non-IT perspective, this book focusses less on the architecture and technical details, instead providing practical guidance on translating analytics into target delivery. The discussion examines implementation, interpretation, and application to show you what Big Data can do for your business, with insights and examples targeted specifically to the insurance industry. From fraud analytics in claims management, to customer analytics, to risk analytics in Solvency 2, comprehensive coverage presented in accessible language makes this guide an invaluable resource for any insurance professional. The insurance industry is heavily dependent on data, and the advent of Big Data and analytics represents a major advance with tremendous potential – yet clear, practical advice on the business side of analytics is lacking. This book fills the void with concrete information on using Big Data in the context of day-to-day insurance operations and strategy. Understand what Big Data is and what it can do Delve into Big Data's specific impact on the insurance industry Learn how advanced analytics can revolutionise the industry Bring Big Data out of IT and into strategy, management, marketing, and more Big Data and analytics is changing business – but how? The majority of Big Data guides discuss data collection, database administration, advanced analytics, and the power of Big Data – but what do you actually do with it? Big Data and Analytics for Insurers answers your questions in real, everyday business terms, tailored specifically to the insurance industry's unique needs, challenges, and targets.