Big Data

Principles of Big Data: Preparing, Sharing, and Analyzing Complex Information by Jules J Berman (Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann)

Posted on May 14, 2013

As you probably know, I usually do not comment the books layout, being more focused on the contents of a book instead of it’s layout. This time I will start this review speaking about the layout of this book since it’s REALLY peculiar. The Introduction is written in a two-columns layout, very similar to the Science magazine layout. The book itself is written in a single column layout, still with a “Science like” look.

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Hadoop: The Definitive Guide by Tom White (O'Reilly Media)

Posted on April 23, 2013

Hadoop is today a industry-standard software for the Big Data and this book it’s the industry-standard book for Hadoop. This book is able to bring you from no knowledge about Hadoop and the Big Data to a full knowledge of Hadoop and it’s usage. The book is split in 16 chapters and 3 appendix for a total of 628 pages of contents. This make ~33 pages for chapter so it’s easy to read and to find what you need.

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Strata Conference New York + Hadoop World 2012: Complete Video Compilation by O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Posted on December 28, 2012

When I’ve been selected to review, I was shocked by the amount of material that is hidden in this product. This is more than 100 hours of videos of the Strata and Hadoop World conference. The material is divided in three sections: Keynotes (14 videos), Tutorials (64 videos) and Sessions (81 videos). The Keynotes are really short video (7~15 minutes each) that tend to be some sort of advertise of the companies that are sponsors (I guess) of the event.

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