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.
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.
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
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"
Author: Andrew Hunt
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 1999-10-20
What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
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 various commercial and open source products that perform SQL on Big Data platforms. You will understand the architectures of the various SQL engines being used and how the tools work internally in terms of execution, data movement, latency, scalability, performance, and system requirements. This book consolidates in one place solutions to the challenges associated with the requirements of speed, scalability, and the variety of operations needed for data integration and SQL operations. After discussing the history of the how and why of SQL on Big Data, the book provides in-depth insight into the products, architectures, and innovations happening in this rapidly evolving space. SQL on Big Data discusses in detail the innovations happening, the capabilities on the horizon, and how they solve the issues of performance and scalability and the ability to handle different data types. The book covers how SQL on Big Data engines are permeating the OLTP, OLAP, and Operational analytics space and the rapidly evolving HTAP systems. You will learn the details of: Batch Architectures—Understand the internals and how the existing Hive engine is built and how it is evolving continually to support new features and provide lower latency on queries Interactive Architectures—Understanding how SQL engines are architected to support low latency on large data sets Streaming Architectures—Understanding how SQL engines are architected to support queries on data in motion using in-memory and lock-free data structures Operational Architectures—Understanding how SQL engines are architected for transactional and operational systems to support transactions on Big Data platforms Innovative Architectures—Explore the rapidly evolving newer SQL engines on Big Data with innovative ideas and concepts Who This Book Is For: Business analysts, BI engineers, developers, data scientists and architects, and quality assurance professionals/div
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.
Get fully functional database samples and table designs for four of the most common Microsoft Access database types—and use them as templates to create your own Access solutions. Database expert and Microsoft MVP John L. Viescas provides the detailed guidance you need to customize your own solutions from these application types: Membership Tracking Inventory Management Customer Support Reservations Management For each type, you'll walk through typical usage scenarios, design considerations, and common pitfalls. You'll examine the logic behind each application's table design, and learn how to adapt it for your own Access solution. Get expert insights and examples to help you: Learn specific design techniques to improve your table structures Build forms with an attractive, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface Create queries, forms, and reports specific to each application type Design for client/server from the start?and share data more efficiently Apply best practices to help your application run more smoothly Avoid the 10 most common design problems—and deliver more robust solutions! Note: This book covers Microsoft Office Access 2003, Access 2002, and Access 2000 CD includes database samples and a fully searchable eBook. Use the sample databases on CD to model your own solutions for: Membership Tracking: Enter, track, and manage member information and communications. Inventory Management: Track and manage stock and create purchase orders, invoices, and packing lists. Customer Support: Track contacts, enter customer details, identify follow-up items, and create reminders. Reservations Management: Manage course registrations, car rentals, room reservations, and more. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]
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.
Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
A recognized SQL expert and author of "SQL Instant Reference" provides this guide for database programmers and administrators who need to learn SQL or want to know about changes in the new standard. The CD offers several commercial SQL compilers for the beginning to try out, code examples from the book, and an electronic reference to SQL commands.
Author: Teresa Hennig
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-02
Authoritative and comprehensive coverage for building Access 2013 Solutions Access, the most popular database system in the world, just opened a new frontier in the Cloud. Access 2013 provides significant new features for building robust line-of-business solutions for web, client and integrated environments. This book was written by a team of Microsoft Access MVPs, with consulting and editing by Access experts, MVPs and members of the Microsoft Access team. It gives you the information and examples to expand your areas of expertise and immediately start to develop and upgrade projects. Explores the new development environment for Access web apps Focuses on the tools and techniques for developing robust web applications Demonstrates how to monetize your apps with Office Store and create e-commerce solutions Explains how to use SQL Server effectively to support both web and client solutions Provides techniques to add professional polish and deploy desktop application Shows you how to automate other programs using Macros, VBA, API calls and more. Professional Access 2013 Programming is a complete guide on the latest tools and techniques for building Access 2013 applications for both the web and the desktop so that developers and businesses can move forward with confidence. Whether you want to add expand your expertise with Client/Server deployments or start developing web apps, you will want this book as a companion and reference.