Data mining is well on its way to becoming a recognized discipline in the overlapping areas of IT, statistics, machine learning, and AI. Practical Data Mining for Business presents a user-friendly approach to data mining methods, covering the typical uses to which it is applied. The methodology is complemented more » by case studies to create a versatile reference book, allowing readers to look for specific methods as well as for specific applications. The book is formatted to allow statisticians, computer scientists, and economists to cross-reference from a particular application or method to sectors of interest. « less
Statistical Analysis for Professional Success
Everyone encounters statistics on a daily basis. They are used in proposals, reports, requests, and advertisements, among others, to support assertions, opinions, and theories. Unless you're a trained statistician, it can be bewildering. What are the numbers really saying or not saying? Better Business more » Decisions from Data: Statistical Analysis for Professional Success provides the answers to these questions and more. It will show you how to use statistical data to improve small, every-day management judgments as well as major business decisions with potentially serious consequences.
With the arrival of Big Data, statistical processing has taken on a new level of importance. Kenny lays a foundation for understanding the importance and value of Big Data, and then he shows how mined data can help you see your business in a new light and uncover opportunity. « less
Enabling Competitive Differentiation through Business Analytics
Your business generates reams of data, but what do you do with it? Reporting is only the beginning. Your data holds the key to innovation and growth â you just need the proper analytics. In Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics, author Evan Stubbs more » explores the potential gold hiding in your un-mined data. As Chief Analytics Officer for SAS Australia/New Zealand, Stubbs brings an industry insider's perspective to guide you through pattern recognition, analysis, and implementation.
Big Data, Big Innovation details a groundbreaking approach to ensuring your company's upward trajectory. Use this guide to leverage your customer information, financial reports, performance metrics, and more to build a rock-solid foundation for future growth. « less
Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners
Big data is big business. But having the data and the computational power to process it isn't nearly enough to produce meaningful results. Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners is a complete resource for technology and marketing executives more » looking to cut through the hype and produce real results that hit the bottom line. Providing an engaging, thorough overview of the current state of big data analytics and the growing trend toward high performance computing architectures, the book is a detail-driven look into how big data analytics can be leveraged to foster positive change and drive efficiency. « less
Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication
Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication show you the best tools more » and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results.
Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers. « less
A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining
A proven go-to guide for data analysis, Making Sense of Data I: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining, Second Edition focuses on basic data analysis approaches that are necessary to make timely and accurate decisions in a diverse range of projects. Based on the authors' practical more » experience in implementing data analysis and data mining, the new edition provides clear explanations that guide readers from almost every field of study.
In order to facilitate the needed steps when handling a data analysis or data mining project, a step-by-step approach aids professionals in carefully analyzing data and implementing results, leading to the development of smarter business decisions. « less
Master selecting, applying, and deploying data mining models to build powerful predictive analysis frameworks
Whether you are new to data mining or are a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and work with Microsoft Data Mining Suite. Starting with the basics, this book will cover how to clean the data, design the problem, and choose a data mining more » model that will give you the most accurate prediction.
Next, you will be taken through the various classification models such as the decision tree data model, neural network model, as well as Naive Bayes model. Following this, you'll learn about the clustering and association algorithms, along with the sequencing and regression algorithms, and understand the data mining expressions associated with each algorithm. With ample screenshots that offer a step-by-step account of how to build a data mining solution, this book will ensure your success with this cutting-edge data mining system. « less
Combine Pentaho Analytics and MongoDB to create powerful analysis and reporting solutions
Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB will teach you MongoDB and Pentaho integration points and developer skills needed to create turnkey analytic solutions that deliver insight and drive value for your organization.
Starting with how to install, configure, and develop content in both Pentaho and MongoDB, more » this book will give you the complete range of skills needed to gain insight into MongoDB data using Pentaho Business Analytics. You will learn about MongoDB data models and query techniques, which are covered in combination with the provided sample MongoDB database. You then advance to data integration, analysis, and reporting using Pentaho. « less
Learn exciting new ways to build efficient, high performance enterprise search repositories for Big Data using Hadoop and Solr
As data grows exponentially day-by-day, extracting information becomes a tedious activity in itself. Technologies like Hadoop are trying to address some of the concerns, while Solr provides high-speed faceted search. Bringing these two technologies together is helping organizations resolve the problem more » of information extraction from Big Data by providing excellent distributed faceted search capabilities.
Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr is a step-by-step guide that helps you build high performance enterprise search engines while scaling data. Starting with the basics of Apache Hadoop and Solr, this book then dives into advanced topics of optimizing search with some interesting real-world use cases and sample Java code. « less
Tools for Data Analysts
Learn how to create MapReduce views in CouchDB that let you query the document-oriented database for meaningful data. With this short and concise ebook, you'll get step-by-step instructions and lots of sample code to create and explore several MapReduce views, using an example database you construct more ». « less