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Arthur Zubarev Compudicted November 2013 Entries
Python and HDF5 - Unlocking Scientific Data By Andrew Collette, O'Reilly Media, Inc. Book Review
It is probably yesterday’s news that Python is the de facto programming language for anything Data Science. And the latest book on Python and HDF5 integration is a more recent proof to that. I want to state here that it seems to be the ONLY book on the market today on the becoming increasingly popular self contained data storage and manipulation format HDF5 that explains how to program against it in Python at an enterprise level. Even though it is a book review, let me briefly explain that HDF5 is ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:14 PM

SQL Performance Explained by Markus Winand, Book Review
To the best of my knowledge this is the only book on the market that covers the four major relational database engine’s data storage implementations and namely indexes. I must stress the words data engine because this book deeply covers only one aspect of a relational database – the data management and storage improvements from the indexing prospective, nothing else. But do not be deceived by its limited content – the indexing part is the most complex, yet a cornerstone part to shipping a successful ......

Posted On Monday, November 18, 2013 4:57 PM

Principles of Big Data By Jules J Berman, O’Reilly Media Book Review
A fantastic book! Must be part, if not yet, of the fundamentals of the Big Data as a field of science. Highly recommend to those who are into the Big Data practice. Yet, I confess this book is one of my best reads this year and for a number of reasons: The book is full of wisdom, intimate insight, historical facts and real life examples to how Big Data projects get conceived, operate and sadly, yes, sometimes die. But not only that, the book is most importantly is filled with valuable advice, accurate ......

Posted On Monday, November 4, 2013 4:17 PM

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