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Practical Guide for Oracle SQL, T-SQL and MySQL

Preston Zhang
November 09, 2017

SQL is a widely used to access most databases, therefore database developers and system administrators should be familiar with it. This hands-on SQL book will help beginner and intermediate users to write queries that apply complex conditions on a table. The book's unique side by side approach...

Big Data Analytics: Tools and Technology for Effective Planning

Arun K. Somani, Ganesh Chandra Deka
October 27, 2017

The proposed book will discuss various aspects of big data Analytics. It will deliberate upon the tools, technology, applications, use cases and research directions in the field. Chapters would be contributed by researchers, scientist and practitioners from various reputed universities and...

Intuition, Trust, and Analytics

Jay Liebowitz, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Jerzy Gołuchowski
October 26, 2017

In order to make informed decisions, there are three important elements: intuition, trust, and analytics. Intuition is based on experiential learning and recent research has shown that those who rely on their “gut feelings” may do better than those who don’t. Analytics, however, are important in a...

Oracle Embedded Programming and Application Development

Lakshman Bulusu
October 23, 2017

Focusing on tried and true best practice techniques in cross-technology based Oracle embedded programming, this book provides authoritative guidance for improving your code compilation and execution. Geared towards IT professionals developing Oracle-based Web-enabled applications in PL/SQL, Java, C...

Enterprise Performance Intelligence and Decision Patterns

Vivek Kale
October 02, 2017

"Vivek Kale has written a great book on performance management that focuses on decision-making; on continuous, incremental improvement; and on identifying common patterns in becoming a more intelligent organization." —James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and author of Real-World...

Data Analytics Applications in Education

Jan Vanthienen, Kristof De Witte
September 27, 2017

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their...

Data Analytics Applications in Latin America and Emerging Economies

Eduardo Rodriguez
August 01, 2017

This book focuses on understanding the analytics knowledge management process and its comprehensive application to various socioeconomic sectors. Using cases from Latin America and other emerging economies, it examines analytics knowledge applications where a solution has been achieved. Written for...

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval Models

K. Latha
July 27, 2017

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval Models explores different algorithms for the application of evolutionary computation to the field of information retrieval (IR). As well as examining existing approaches to resolving some of the problems in this field, results obtained by...

Big Data Analytics Using Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Models

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Muthu Mathirajan, A. Ravi Ravindran
July 11, 2017

Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is a subfield of Operations Research, dealing with decision making problems. A decision-making problem is characterized by the need to choose one or a few among a number of alternatives. The field of MCDM assumes special importance in this era of Big Data...

Automated Physical Database Design and Tuning

Nicolas Bruno
June 14, 2017

Due to the increasing complexity in application workloads and query engines, database administrators are turning to automated tuning tools that systematically explore the space of physical design alternatives. A critical element of such tuning is physical database design since the choice of...

Computational Intelligence Applications in Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics

Vijayan Sugumaran, Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Arunkumar Thangavelu
June 12, 2017

There are a number of books on computational intelligence (CI), but they tend to cover a broad range of CI paradigms and algorithms rather than provide an in-depth exploration in learning and adaptive mechanisms. This book sets its focus on CI based architectures, modeling, case studies and...

Mining Multimedia Documents

Wahiba Ben Abdessalem Karaa, Nilanjan Dey
April 26, 2017

The information age has led to an explosion in the amount of information available to the individual and the means by which it is accessed, stored, viewed, and transferred. In particular, the growth of the internet has led to the creation of huge repositories of multimedia documents in a diverse...