Getting Started with Amazon Redshift

Author: Stefan Bauer
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782178095
Release Date: 2013-06-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Getting Started With Amazon Redshift is a step-by-step, practical guide to the world of Redshift. Learn to load, manage, and query data on Redshift.This book is for CIOs, enterprise architects, developers, and anyone else who needs to get familiar with RedShift. The CIO will gain an understanding of what their technical staff is working on; the technical implementation personnel will get an in-depth view of the technology, and what it will take to implement their own solutions.

Effective Amazon Machine Learning

Author: Alexis Perrier
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785881794
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Computers

Learn to leverage Amazon's powerful platform for your predictive analytics needs About This Book Create great machine learning models that combine the power of algorithms with interactive tools without worrying about the underlying complexity Learn the What's next? of machine learning—machine learning on the cloud—with this unique guide Create web services that allow you to perform affordable and fast machine learning on the cloud Who This Book Is For This book is intended for data scientists and managers of predictive analytics projects; it will teach beginner- to advanced-level machine learning practitioners how to leverage Amazon Machine Learning and complement their existing Data Science toolbox. No substantive prior knowledge of Machine Learning, Data Science, statistics, or coding is required. What You Will Learn Learn how to use the Amazon Machine Learning service from scratch for predictive analytics Gain hands-on experience of key Data Science concepts Solve classic regression and classification problems Run projects programmatically via the command line and the Python SDK Leverage the Amazon Web Service ecosystem to access extended data sources Implement streaming and advanced projects In Detail Predictive analytics is a complex domain requiring coding skills, an understanding of the mathematical concepts underpinning machine learning algorithms, and the ability to create compelling data visualizations. Following AWS simplifying Machine learning, this book will help you bring predictive analytics projects to fruition in three easy steps: data preparation, model tuning, and model selection. This book will introduce you to the Amazon Machine Learning platform and will implement core data science concepts such as classification, regression, regularization, overfitting, model selection, and evaluation. Furthermore, you will learn to leverage the Amazon Web Service (AWS) ecosystem for extended access to data sources, implement realtime predictions, and run Amazon Machine Learning projects via the command line and the Python SDK. Towards the end of the book, you will also learn how to apply these services to other problems, such as text mining, and to more complex datasets. Style and approach This book will include use cases you can relate to. In a very practical manner, you will explore the various capabilities of Amazon Machine Learning services, allowing you to implementing them in your environment with consummate ease.

Mastering AWS Development

Author: Uchit Vyas
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782173649
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Computers

This book is a practical guide to developing, administering, and managing applications and infrastructures with AWS. With this, you'll be able to create, design, and manage an entire application life cycle on AWS by using the AWS SDKs, APIs, and the AWS Management Console. You'll start with the basics of the AWS development platform and look into creating stable and scalable infrastructures using EC2, EBS, and Elastic Load Balancers. You'll then deep-dive into designing and developing your own web app and learn about the alarm mechanism, disaster recovery plan, and connecting AWS services through REST-based APIs. Following this, you'll get to grips with CloudFormation, auto scaling, bootstrap AWS EC2 instances, automation and deployment with Chef, and develop your knowledge of big data and Apache Hadoop on AWS Cloud. At the end, you'll have learned about AWS billing, cost-control architecture designs, AWS Security features and troubleshooting methods, and developed AWS-centric applications based on an underlying AWS infrastructure.

AWS Administration The Definitive Guide

Author: Yohan Wadia
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788477178
Release Date: 2018-03-23
Genre: Computers

Leverage this step-by-step guide to build a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable Cloud environment Key Features Learn how to leverage various Amazon Web Services (AWS) components and services to build a secure, reliable, and robust environment to host your applications on. Delve into core AWS service offerings with hands-on tutorials, real-world use case scenarios, and best practices. A self-paced, systematic, and step-by-step guide to learning and implementing AWS in your own environment. Book Description Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on. What you will learn Take an in-depth look at what's new with AWS, along with how to effectively manage and automate your EC2 infrastructure with AWS Systems Manager Deploy and scale your applications with ease using AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon Elastic File System Secure and govern your environments using AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and AWS Shield Learn the DevOps way using a combination of AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline Run big data analytics and workloads using Amazon EMR and Amazon Redshift Learn to back up and safeguard your data using AWS Data Pipeline Get started with the Internet of Things using AWS IoT and AWS Greengrass Who this book is for This book is for those who want to learn and leverage the rich plethora of services provided by AWS. Although no prior experience with AWS is required, it is recommended that you have some hands-on experience of Linux, Web Services, and basic networking.

Disruptive Cloud Computing and IT

Author: Rajakumar Sampathkumar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781503566712
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Computers

Cloud Computing is a "daily spoken" and most commonly used terminology in every forum. Every conversation with a CIO has a reference to cloud computing. The objective of this book is to simplify cloud computing, explain what is cloud computing’s impact on Enterprise IT and how business should be prepared to leverage the benefits of cloud in the right way. THIS BOOK WILL BE YOUR KNOWLEDGE GATEWAY TO CLOUD COMPUTING AND NEXT GENERATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT. Besides core cloud computing concepts and process you will also be presented with latest technologies and tools available today to onboard your assets to cloud and manage cloud better. A cloud computing professional who has worked with several cloud providers and organizations of varied sizes writes this book so expect real life examples, techniques, process and working models for every scenario in strategizing, migrating and managing IT infrastructure in the cloud. The book is carefully structured to gradually take the readers through the basics of cloud computing concepts, terminologies, implementation and management techniques through traditional IT management so that readers can easily connect ends. Several transformational, working models and best practices are discussed throughout the book. If you are looking for a book on cloud computing, #thecloudbook is the right book for you. If you have already purchased any books on cloud computing, read #thecloudbook and then go through the other books, you will understand the other books better. #thecloudbook is a must for every IT professional.

Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques

Author: Segall, Richard S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522531432
Release Date: 2018-01-05
Genre: Computers

The digital age has presented an exponential growth in the amount of data available to individuals looking to draw conclusions based on given or collected information across industries. Challenges associated with the analysis, security, sharing, storage, and visualization of large and complex data sets continue to plague data scientists and analysts alike as traditional data processing applications struggle to adequately manage big data. The Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques is a critical scholarly resource that explores big data analytics and technologies and their role in developing a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use of big data in multidisciplinary fields. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as architecture patterns, programing systems, and computational energy, this publication is geared towards professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research and application topics on the subject.

Learning AWS

Author: Aurobindo Sarkar
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787289314
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Computers

Discover techniques and tools for building serverless applications with AWS Key Features Get well-versed with building and deploying serverless APIs with microservices Learn to build distributed applications and microservices with AWS Step Functions A step-by-step guide that will get you up and running with building and managing applications on the AWS platform Book Description Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular and widely-used cloud platform. Administering and deploying application on AWS makes the applications resilient and robust. The main focus of the book is to cover the basic concepts of cloud-based development followed by running solutions in AWS Cloud, which will help the solutions run at scale. This book not only guides you through the trade-offs and ideas behind efficient cloud applications, but is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of AWS. In the first section, you will begin by looking at the key concepts of AWS, setting up your AWS account, and operating it. This guide also covers cloud service models, which will help you build highly scalable and secure applications on the AWS platform. We will then dive deep into concepts of cloud computing with S3 storage, RDS and EC2. Next, this book will walk you through VPC, building realtime serverless environments, and deploying serverless APIs with microservices. Finally, this book will teach you to monitor your applications, and automate your infrastructure and deploy with CloudFormation. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the various services that AWS provides and will be able to leverage AWS infrastructure to accelerate the development process. What you will learn Set up your AWS account and get started with the basic concepts of AWS Learn about AWS terminology and identity access management Acquaint yourself with important elements of the cloud with features such as computing, ELB, and VPC Back up your database and ensure high availability by having an understanding of database-related services in the AWS cloud Integrate AWS services with your application to meet and exceed non-functional requirements Create and automate infrastructure to design cost-effective, highly available applications Who this book is for If you are an I.T. professional or a system architect who wants to improve infrastructure using AWS, then this book is for you. It is also for programmers who are new to AWS and want to build highly efficient, scalable applications.

Learning Google BigQuery

Author: Thirukkumaran Haridass
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787286290
Release Date: 2017-12-22
Genre: Computers

Get a fundamental understanding of how Google BigQuery works by analyzing and querying large datasets About This Book Get started with BigQuery API and write custom applications using it Learn how BigQuery API can be used for storing, managing, and query massive datasets with ease A practical guide with examples and use-cases to teach you everything you need to know about Google BigQuery Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, data analyst, or a data scientist looking to run complex queries over thousands of records in seconds, this book will help you. No prior experience of working with BigQuery is assumed. What You Will Learn Get a hands-on introduction to Google Cloud Platform and its services Understand the different data types supported by Google BigQuery Migrate your enterprise data to BigQuery and query it using the legacy and standard SQL techniques Use partition tables in your project and query external data sources and wild card tables Create tables and data sets dynamically using the BigQuery API Perform real-time inserting of records for analytics using Python and C# Visualize your BigQuery data by connecting it to third party tools such as Tableau and R Master the Google Cloud Pub/Sub for implementing real-time reporting and analytics of your Big Data In Detail Google BigQuery is a popular cloud data warehouse for large-scale data analytics. This book will serve as a comprehensive guide to mastering BigQuery, and how you can utilize it to quickly and efficiently get useful insights from your Big Data. You will begin with getting a quick overview of the Google Cloud Platform and the various services it supports. Then, you will be introduced to the Google BigQuery API and how it fits within in the framework of GCP. The book covers useful techniques to migrate your existing data from your enterprise to Google BigQuery, as well as readying and optimizing it for analysis. You will perform basic as well as advanced data querying using BigQuery, and connect the results to various third party tools for reporting and visualization purposes such as R and Tableau. If you're looking to implement real-time reporting of your streaming data running in your enterprise, this book will also help you. This book also provides tips, best practices and mistakes to avoid while working with Google BigQuery and services that interact with it. By the time you're done with it, you will have set a solid foundation in working with BigQuery to solve even the trickiest of data problems. Style and Approach This book follows a step-by-step approach to teach readers the concepts of Google BigQuery using SQL. To explain various data querying processes, large-scale datasets are used wherever required.

Mastering DynamoDB

Author: Tanmay Deshpande
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783551965
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Computers

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.

Mathematica Beyond Mathematics

Author: José Guillermo Sánchez León
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351652216
Release Date: 2017-06-12
Genre: Science

Although many books have been written about Mathematica, very few of them cover the new functionality added to the most recent versions of the program. Mathematica Beyond Mathematics: The Wolfram Language in the Real World introduces the new features using real-world examples, based on the experience of the author as a consultant. In the process, you will also learn more about the Wolfram Language and how you can use it to solve a wide variety of problems. The author raises questions from a wide range of topics and answers them by taking full advantage of Mathematica's latest features. For example; What sources of energy does the world really use? How can we calculate tolerance limits in manufacturing processes? Are our cities getting warmer? Is the novel El Quijote written in Pi? How can we find planets outside our solar system?

Kicking the Sacred Cow

Author: James P. Hogan
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780743488280
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

Offers an inside look at some of the key controversies in modern science, providing a study of such topics as Darwinism, global warming, the Big Bang, relativity, and AIDS.

Beyond the Galaxy

Author: Ethan Siegel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814667173
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Science

"A look up at the night sky reveals a treasury of wonders. Even to the naked eye, the Moon, stars, planets, the Milky Way and even a few star clusters and nebulae illuminate the heavens. For millennia, humans struggled to make sense of what's out there in the Universe, from all we can see to that which lies beyond the limits of even our most powerful telescopes. Beyond the Galaxy traces our journey from an ancient, Earth-centered Universe all the way to our modern, 21st century understanding of the cosmos. Touching on not only what we know but also how we know it, Ethan Siegel takes us to the very frontiers of modern astrophysics and cosmology, from the birth of our Universe to its ultimate fate, and everything in between."--

Gravity from the Ground Up

Author: Bernard Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521455065
Release Date: 2003-12-04
Genre: Science

An accessible introduction to astronomy and general relativity, requiring only high-school level mathematics.

Uncommon Knowledge

Author: Al McDowell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452071954
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: History

This book develops new science of gravity and light based on the century-old Le Sage theory of an “ether” that was replaced by Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. After presenting astrophysical data contradicting the theory that the universe is expanding from a Big Bang, experiments believed to prove Relativity are shown to actually prove the ether theory instead. Freedom from the speed limit of light enables a science of subatomic particles traveling faster than light to produce gravity, electric and magnetic fields, light, and radio waves. Major technical innovations include solving the two fundamental problems with the Le Sage gravity theory and extending this theory to electromagnetism and consciousness. This is a “theory of everything” that explains the heretofore-unknown causes of the forces of nature. This book builds on the works of Zecharia Sitchin and other authors to explain how life developed on Earth and that evolution requires direction from intelligence that dwells in the subatomic particles on which this theory of gravity and light is based. Our biblical God is shown to be a composite of Sitchin’s extraterrestrial “gods” who colonized Earth and the intelligence that dwells alongside our own mind in the particles from which the universe is constructed and powered.

Sky Stories

Author: Roger Ptak
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1560725079
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Most of the constellations, the patterns of stars found in the night sky, are connected with the ancient myths which people developed to give meaning to what they saw in the sky, based on the experience of their culture. The ideas of modern astronomy play a similar role for us today. They are stories which help us understand the phenomena we discover when we look deeper into the sky than is possible with eyes alone. In this book, the ancient sky stories and those of modern astronomy are woven together in a unique way. Coverage includes twenty-four important constellations as well as the sun and the moon and the sky as a whole. For each of these, one of the old stories is tied together with the astronomical understanding of a key feature in that part of the sky, allowing one story to serve as a reminder for the other.