The first goal of this book is to provide the power user and database professional with SQL solutions to problems they face in the business working environment. To achieve this, the author uses his experience from the myriad of projects he participated for almost twenty five years. He also follows user newsgroups where multiple business problems are posted. It is a pragmatic book that will show you how to calculate discounted sales volumes based on revenue volumes, how to calculate employee commissions based on their sales, how to update multiple product prices from multiple suppliers conditionally, or how to find products with prices above the average product price. The book will not waste your time by repeating "in a beautified form" what is in the help file; it is intended to help you with your time, not waste it. The second goal of this book is to help people who want to learn SQL from the ground up. For this reason the author included in the beginning of each chapter simple but not simplistic theory so that the novice can be gradually introduced to the concepts of practical SQL and become an expert. If you need to teach SQL for Access in a class environment, you might want to consider the book "MS Access 2013 SQL Comprehensive" from the same author. Pindaro, is currently a faculty member in the School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His exciting relationship with databases started with DBase III back in 1991, continuing with all versions of Access since early 1993, and working with MS SQL Server, MySQL, and IBM DB2 for a number of years. He is still in love with all of them. After almost twenty five years, he still works with data, information processing, integration, and dissemination. Pindaro is always available for help at [email protected] He loves responding to questions.
Author: Cecelia L. Allison
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-22
SQL for Microsoft Access (2nd Edition) provides a guide to getting the most out of Microsoft Access through the use of Structured Query Language. Step-by-step examples demonstrate how to use SQL script to create tables, add records to tables, and retrieve and manage records. Readers will also learn about calculated fields, Access projects, and the integration of SQL script in VBA and ASP code. Explore the relational database structure and the basics of SQL. Understand how table joins, unions, and subqueries are used to retrieve records from multiple tables simultaneously. Learn how to filter records and group data. Discover how to create parameter queries that prompt users for data. Test your knowledge and comprehension with the end-of-chapter quizzes and projects.
SQL: Access to SQL Server is more than just a comprehensive reference tool for Access developers. You'll also find efficient SQL solutions for common Access problems and tasks, as well as helpful hints and warnings about what to avoid. Learning Jet SQL is an important step from just using Access to developing with Access. In addition to learning Jet SQL, readers will embark on a journey into the world of SQL Server 2000. The journey starts when you learn how to install SQL Server and ends with an introduction to XML and ASP. Along the way, using Access Data Projects, you'll see features new to SQL Server 2000, including functions that return tables, instead of triggers and gotchas with upsizing. The authors highlight not only the enormous opportunities awaiting you as an Access developer, but also the potential challenges and pitfalls you may face as you move from Access to SQL Server 2000.
Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2007
Microsoft Access is a large, intimidating program. Most people never progress beyond creating simple tables and using wizards to build basic forms and reports. At the same time, most users need to access, manipulate and organise information, and know that what they are looking for is embedded somewhere in their Access database. Without a more sophisticated knowledge of how to extract and present that data, most users are forced to rely on in-house office gurus, unwieldy and non-user friendly manuals and overworked IT people to provide canned reports or one-size-fits-all solutions. This book changes all that by giving users the skills to build efficient front-ends for data (forms), publish the results in an attractive and easy-to-read format (reports), and extract the data that they need (queries). This book shuns the big Access picture and instead focuses intently on forms, reports, and queries. Throughout the book there are no-nonsense, step-by-step tutorials and lots of practical examples aimed directly at business users.
This book is primarily intended for a training or educational environment in a College, University, or technical school. It has two specific goals: The first one is to train the student on Access SQL from its most basic statements to the level of a skilled professional. The second and equally important is to expose the student to the usage of SQL in the business world. That is why all the examples have a business purpose such as inventory replenishment, order reporting, shipping calculations, customer segmentation, cycle-time calculations and a myriad of other business related topics. As such, this book will be a very good fit for an MIS class in a business school. To that purpose it contains more than 300 exercises in its 31 chapters which the student can complete during class time. It also contains ten questions after each chapter which the instructor can use for in class discussions or test generation. There are 320 questions in total in the book. Finally, it contains sixty-two case studies, two at the end of each chapter, for additional work as homework or for sharpening the skills learned in each chapter. The book is the culmination of Pindaro's 15 years of teaching on various database subjects at the University level in three different business schools. He taught at all levels, from freshmen to executives with all the inherited fun and challenges. After hundreds of labs and thousands of questions and comments from the students, Pindaro wrote this book to assist the students in becoming SQL experts so that they can be absolutely successful with their manipulation of data in the working environment. Currently, no matter the position, industry, or job function, it looks like everyone is asking for SQL skills. For the instructor, Pindaro tried to make this book as friendly as possible. First, he personally tested the book in class to see how the labs work in the real training environment. Second, he has provided a multitude of case studies and questions on real business scenarios so that the students can appreciate the power of SQL for work and business. Third, He has also prepared a separate booklet that the instructor can receive as a pdf/word file (upon confirmation of instructor status) that includes the solutions to all the case studies. If the instructor still has any questions, Pindaro is always available for help at [email protected] He loves responding to questions. The goal is to learn how to use databases for real business tasks. Pindaro has worked on hundreds of business databases and operational systems for the last 19 years. Pindaro's exciting relationship with databases started with DBase III back in 1991, continuing with all versions of Access since early 1993, and working with MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and IBM DB2 for a number of years. He is still in love with all of them. After twenty years, he still works with data, information processing, integration, and dissemination.
Managing Data in Motion describes techniques that have been developed for significantly reducing the complexity of managing system interfaces and enabling scalable architectures. Author April Reeve brings over two decades of experience to present a vendor-neutral approach to moving data between computing environments and systems. Readers will learn the techniques, technologies, and best practices for managing the passage of data between computer systems and integrating disparate data together in an enterprise environment. The average enterprise's computing environment is comprised of hundreds to thousands computer systems that have been built, purchased, and acquired over time. The data from these various systems needs to be integrated for reporting and analysis, shared for business transaction processing, and converted from one format to another when old systems are replaced and new systems are acquired. The management of the "data in motion" in organizations is rapidly becoming one of the biggest concerns for business and IT management. Data warehousing and conversion, real-time data integration, and cloud and "big data" applications are just a few of the challenges facing organizations and businesses today. Managing Data in Motion tackles these and other topics in a style easily understood by business and IT managers as well as programmers and architects. Presents a vendor-neutral overview of the different technologies and techniques for moving data between computer systems including the emerging solutions for unstructured as well as structured data types Explains, in non-technical terms, the architecture and components required to perform data integration Describes how to reduce the complexity of managing system interfaces and enable a scalable data architecture that can handle the dimensions of "Big Data"
Your guide to the most significant changes in SharePoint 2013. Discover what’s new and what’s changed in SharePoint 2013—and get a head start using these cutting-edge capabilities to improve organizational collaboration and effectiveness. Led by a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, you'll learn how to take advantage of important new features and functionality, including app development, collaborative social enterprise tools, enhanced versioning, themes, improved search, and an extended client object model. Get an early, expert look at how to: Develop SharePoint apps using collaborative social enterprise tools Use the new Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) smart technology to consume less bandwidth Version documents, list items, and entire parts of SharePoint with improved control Use colors and styles to get a themed version of your CSS with a simple line of code Extend the client object model with enhanced search capabilities
Author: Ralph Kimball
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.
Author: Peter Friess
Publisher: River Publishers
Release Date: 2013-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of the Internet of Things (IoT) from the research and development priorities to enabling technologies, architecture, security, privacy, interoperability and industrial applications. It is intended to be a stand-alone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC - Internet of Things European Research Cluster - from technology to international cooperation and the global "state of play." The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and presents views and state of the art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at the global level. Today we see the integration of Industrial, Business and Consumer Internet which is bringing together the Internet of People, Internet of Things, Internet of Energy, Internet of Vehicles, Internet of Media, Services and Enterprises in forming the backbone of the digital economy, the digital society and the foundation for the future knowledge and innovation based economy. These developments are supporting solutions for the emerging challenges of public health, aging population, environmental protection and climate change, the conservation of energy and scarce materials, enhancements to safety and security and the continuation and growth of economic prosperity. Penetration of smartphones and advances in nanoelectronics, cyber-physical systems, wireless communication, software, and Cloud computing technology will be the main drivers for IoT development. The IoT contribution is seen in the increased value of information created by the number of interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into knowledge shared into the Internet of Everything. The connected devices are part of ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in the Cloud using the increased storage and computing power while attempting to standardize communication and metadata. In this context, the next generation of Cloud computing technologies will need to be flexible enough to scale autonomously, adaptive enough to handle constantly changing connections and resilient enough to stand up to the huge flows of data that will occur. In 2025, analysts forecast that there will be six devices per human on the planet, which means around 50 billion more connected devices over the next 12 years. The Internet of Things market is connected to this anticipated device growth from industrial Machine to Machine (M2M) systems, smart meters and wireless sensors. Internet of Things technology will generate new services and new interfaces by creating smart environments and smart spaces with applications ranging from Smart Cities, Smart Transport, Buildings, Energy, Grid, to Smart Health and Life.
Author: John W. Satzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Learn how today’s businesses can transform themselves by leveraging real-time data and advanced machine learning analytics. This book provides prescriptive guidance for architects and developers on the design and development of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics solutions. In addition, Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite offers patterns and practices for those looking to engage their customers and partners through Software-as-a-Service solutions that work on any device. Whether you're working in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, Smart Cities and Buildings or Process Control, there exists a common platform from which you can create your targeted vertical solutions. Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite uses a reference architecture as a road map. Building on Azure’s PaaS services, you'll see how a solution architecture unfolds that demonstrates a complete end-to-end IoT and Advanced Analytics scenario. What You'll Learn: Automate your software product life cycle using PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Visual Studio Team Services Implement smart devices using Node.JS and C# Use Azure Streaming Analytics to ingest millions of events Provide both "Hot" and "Cold" path outputs for real-time alerts, data transformations, and aggregation analytics Implement batch processing using Azure Data Factory Create a new form of Actionable Intelligence (AI) to drive mission critical business processes Provide rich Data Visualizations across a wide variety of mobile and web devices Who This Book is For: Solution Architects, Software Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, and CIO/CTA Technical Leadership Professionals
Author: Steve Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-31
A complete revision to a popular SharePoint developer's resource Fully updated for SharePoint 2013, this book is an ideal starting place for SharePoint development. Covering all the major topics that a new developer needs to know in order to get started, this resource contains 100 percent new content and addresses the major overhaul to the SharePoint 2013 platform. The team of authors, led by Microsoft's Steve Fox, presents you with a detailed overview that helps you establish a starting point for development. They then walk you through ways to advance your knowledge so that you leverage the new SharePoint 2013 features to build custom solutions. Addresses developing managed or unmanaged applications Provides an overview of Windows Azure for SharePoint Looks at common developer tasks in SharePoint 2013 Gets you started with building, packaging, and deploying SharePoint 2013 applications Highlights essential points of security in SharePoint 2013 Touching on everything from developing applications using Office services to development workflow applications, Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development covers everything you need to know to start confidently working with the platform today.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for business leaders and IT architects who are responsible for building and extending their data warehouse and Business Intelligence infrastructure. It provides an overview of powerful new capabilities of Information Server in the areas of big data, statistical models, data governance and data quality. The book also provides key technical details that IT professionals can use in solution planning, design, and implementation.
Author: Dr. Ali Arsanjani
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2015-04-27
IBM® Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) is a comprehensive business process management (BPM) suite that provides visibility and management of your business processes. IBM BPM supports the whole BPM lifecycle approach: Discover and document Plan Implement Deploy Manage Optimize Process owners and business owners can use this solution to engage directly in the improvement of their business processes. IBM BPM excels in integrating role-based process design, and provides a social BPM experience. It enables asset sharing and creating versions through its Process Center. The Process Center acts as a unified repository, making it possible to manage changes to the business processes with confidence. IBM BPM supports a wide range of standards for process modeling and exchange. Built-in analytics and search capabilities help to further improve and optimize the business processes. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides valuable information for project teams and business people that are involved in projects using IBM BPM. It describes the important design decisions that you face as a team. These decisions invariably have an effect on the success of your project. These decisions range from the more business-centric decisions, such as which should be your first process, to the more technical decisions, such as solution analysis and architectural considerations.