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Data Just Right: Introduction to Large-Scale Data & Analytics by Michael Manoochehri

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Introduction

Did you notice? We’ve recently crossed a threshold where mobile technology and social media are generating data sets larger than humans can comprehend. Large scale data analysis has suddenly become magic.

The growing fields of distributed and cloud computing are rapidly evolving to analyze and process this data. An incredible rate of technological change has turned commonly accepted ideas about how to approach data challenges upside down - forcing companies interested in keeping pace to evaluate a daunting collection of sometimes contradictory technologies.

Relational databases, long the drivers of business intelligence applications, are now being joined by radical NoSQL open-source upstarts, and features from both are appearing ...

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