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Apache Hadoop YARN: A Brief History and Rationale
By Arun C. Murthy, Doug Eadline, Jeff Markham, Joseph Niemiec, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
Mar 24, 2014
This chapter provides a historical account of why and how Apache Hadoop YARN came about.
Data Just Right Video Tutorials: How to Use Hadoop, Hive, Shark, R, Apache Pig, Mahout, and Google BigQuery
By Michael Manoochehri
Feb 26, 2014
Michael Manoochehri provides viewers with an introduction to implementing practical solutions for common data problems. This excerpt from Data Just Right LiveLessonscontains three sample videos: 1. Loading Data into Hive, 2. Writing a Multistep MapReduce Job Using the mrjob Python Library, and 3. Using the Pandas Library for Analyzing Time Series Data.
Data Reshaping in R
By Jared P. Lander
Feb 3, 2014
Jared P. Lander considers when the data needs to be rearranged from column oriented to row oriented (or the opposite) and when the data are in multiple, separate sets and need to be combined into one.
The Basics of Monitoring Cassandra
By Russell Bradberry, Eric Lubow
Jan 28, 2014
This chapter covers the basics of monitoring Cassandra. These include file-based logging, inspection of the JVM, and monitoring of Cassandra itself.
Four Rules for Data Success
By Michael Manoochehri
Jan 1, 2014
Database technology is a fast-moving field filled with innovations. Michael Manoochehri describes the current state of the field and discusses the four rules for data success.
What's New in SQL Server 2012
By Ray Rankins, Paul T. Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Dec 13, 2013
This chapter introduces the major new features provided in SQL Server 2012 and covers a number of the enhancements to previously available features.
Working with Big Data: How to Set up a Basic Hadoop Installation
By Paul Dix
Nov 25, 2013
In this video, Paul Dix provides an overview of Hadoop, a framework of tools, libraries, and methodologies for big data analysis, and shows how to set up a basic Hadoop installation.
Using Database Tools and Utilities in DB2
By Raul F. Chong, Clara Liu
Nov 19, 2013
How do you work with DB2? How do you issue SQL and/or XQuery statements and enter DB2 commands? Are there graphical tools that can make your administration tasks easier? This chapter provides the answers to all of these questions. DB2 provides a wide range of tools, both graphical and command-driven, to help you work with DB2.
Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: Administering Storage Devices
By Bill Calkins
Aug 13, 2013
System administrators need to know how to specify device names when using commands to manage disks, file systems, and other devices. This chapter describes disk device management in detail. It also describes disk device naming conventions as well as adding, configuring, and displaying information about disk devices attached to your system.
Using SQL to Manage Data
By Paul Dubois
Apr 29, 2013
SQL is the means by which you tell the server how to perform data management operations, and fluency with it is necessary for effective communication. This chapter covers how to use SQL to manage data, including changing the SQL mode to affect server behavior, referring to elements of databases, using multiple character sets, creating and destroying databases, tables, and indexes, obtaining information about databases and their contents, retrieving data using joins, subqueries, and unions, using multiple-table deletes and updates, performing transactions that enable statements to be grouped or canceled, setting up foreign key relationships, and using the FULLTEXT search engine.
A Crash Course in Test-Driven Development
By Max Guernsey
Apr 4, 2013
Get a crash course in test-driven development, including the test-first technique, a test's proper role in your organization, what you want to specify, and traditional database design concepts.
Ten Tips for Constructing an Agile Database Development Environment that Works
By Max Guernsey
Feb 26, 2013
Max Guernsey, III, author of Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility, shares ten fundamental prescriptions and proscriptions to help you be more successful in your database development endeavors.
A Database Technology Recommended Reading List by Mike Hernandez
By Michael J. Hernandez
Feb 11, 2013
If you're interested in an in-depth study of database technology, Michael J. Hernandez, the author of Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, 3rd Edition, recommends these books.
Database Design for Mere Mortals: Keys
By Michael J. Hernandez
Feb 11, 2013
Michael J. Hernandez explains the different types of keys, and how each type plays a different role within the database.
Database Design for Mere Mortals: An Interview with Mike Hernandez
By Michael J. Hernandez, Ken Getz
Jan 31, 2013
Ken Getz interviews Mike Hernandez, author of Database Design for Mere Mortals, third edition, about the importance of database design, the problem with database tools, and why he really did write his book for mere mortals.
Retrieving Data with the SQL SELECT Statement
By Ben Forta
Dec 10, 2012
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the SELECT statement to retrieve one or more columns of data from a table.
Working with Arrays in PHP and MySQL
By Christian Wenz
Nov 20, 2012
This chapter presents the most important problems you’ll have to solve when working with arrays—and, of course, solutions for these problems.
Database Administration: Creating the Database Environment
By Craig S. Mullins
Nov 7, 2012
Establishing a usable database environment requires a great deal of skill, knowledge, and consideration. This chapter will outline the principles involved in establishing a usable database environment.
FileMaker 12 Product Line
By Bob Bowers, Dawn Heady, Steve Lane, Scott Love
Oct 30, 2012
This chapter provides a quick overview of the purpose and profile of each piece of the FileMaker software suite, along with relevant operating system requirements.
Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Data Ingress and Storage Access
By Buck Woody
Oct 24, 2012
Buck Woody, Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft, describes how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in.

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