Database and Administration
Introduction to Data Mining
Hardcover ISBN: 0321321367
Introduction to Data Mining presents fundamental concepts and algorithms for those learning data mining for the first time. Each major topic is organized into two chapters, beginning with basic concepts that provide necessary background for understanding each data mining technique, followed by more advanced concepts and algorithms.
How the Information Revolution is Transforming Our Lives
Paperback ISBN: 1785782347
Is the Brexit vote successful big data politics or the end of democracy? Why do airlines overbook, and why do banks get it wrong so often? How does big data enable Netflix to forecast a hit, CERN to find the Higgs boson and medics to discover if red wine really is good for you? And how are companies using big data to benefit from smart meters, use advertising that spies on you and develop the gig economy, where workers are managed by the whim of an algorithm?The volumes of data we now access can give unparalleled abilities to make predictions, respond to customer demand and solve problems. But Big Brother’s shadow hovers over it. Though big data can set us free and enhance our lives, it has the potential to create an underclass and a totalitarian state. With big data ever-present, you can’t afford to ignore it. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg - a habitual early adopter of new technology (and the owner of the second-ever copy of Windows in the UK) - brings big data to life.
PostGIS in Action
Paperback ISBN: 1935182269
Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code. PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Data and Goliath
The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Paperback ISBN: 039335217x
Reveals the unsettling ways that corporations and governments track and monitor everyday activities, profiling the technological, legal and social solutions available for enabling better privacy and avoiding cybercrime. By the author of Secrets and Lies. Reprint.
Oracle CRM on Demand Deployment Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071717633
Explains in detail how to successfully implement Oracle CRM on Demand, providing best practices for real-world examples for designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining the software to meet an organization's sales, marketing, and service needs. Original.
This Machine Kills Secrets
Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
Paperback ISBN: 0142180491
Who Are The Cypherpunks? This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and a penetrating look at the facts presented in We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. This is the story of the code and the characters?idealists, anarchists, extremists?who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers?who they are and how they operate.
Excel 2007 for Dummies Quick Reference
Paperback ISBN: 0470046716
A handy, compact volumes furnishes answers to frequently asked questions about Excel 2007, in an A-to-Z format complete with icons and navigational aids that provide easy access, encompassing information on building workbook files; adding, copying, and deleting worksheets; entering and editing data; creating formulas and functions; formatting spreadsheets; and more. Original. (Beginner)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
A Beginners Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071761608
Get started using the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server XXXX A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised from the ground up to cover the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server. Perfect for the serious database novice, or anyone upgrading from the previous version of the software, this book explains how to use all of the powerful features available in SQL Server 2008 quickly and easily. Designed for classroom use or self-study, this book is divided into five sections and offers a complete learning program. Part I introduces the concept of database systems and provides a general introduction to SQL Server. Part II is a detailed introduction to the programming language for working with SQL Server. Part III covers administration including management, backup, and security. Part IV explains the powerful business intelligence features. Part V discusses working with XML and SQL Server. Upon completing the topics and exercises in this book, you will be well grounded in all aspects of SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server XXXX A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition - Completely revised with ALL new examples - Written by a prominent professor from the Polytechnic in Roseheim, Germany - Offers a thorough introductory course on SQL Server XXXX, based on the author’s own curriculum - Provides hands-on examples and exercises throughout - Includes expanded coverage of the newest business intelligence features
Check Point Next Generation
With Application Intelligence Security Administration
Paperback ISBN: 1932266895
Introducing the new Check Point next generation with application intelligence suite of products for creating complete enterprise security solutions, this guide provide instructions for installing VPN-1 and Firewall-1 NG on different platforms and using the smart dashboard to set up a virtual private network. Network address translation, user authentication, content filtering, suspicious activity monitoring, and the policy server are also discussed. The author is a security engineer with Check Point Software. Distributed by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)