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3 Recent Books on Data Mining, Data Science and Big Data Analytics

for Dummies: Data Mining, Data Science and Big Data Analytics

What's The Big Data?

Data-MiningNow that most of the hype around big data has died down, overtaken by the buzz over the Internet of Things, we are sometimes treated to serious discussions of the state-of-the-art (or science, for that matter) in data analysis. If you are planning a career as a data scientist or you are a business executive trying to understand what the data scientists are telling you, three recent books provide excellent and accessible overviews:

The Analytics Revolution: How to Improve Your Business By Making Analytics Operational In The Big Data Era by Bill Franks

Data Mining For Dummies by Meta S. Brown

Data Science For Dummies by Lillian Pierson

Bill Franks is the Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, and his specialty is translating complex analytics into terms that business users can understand. The Analystics Revolution follows Franks’ Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave, which was listed on Tom…

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Free Big Data Analytics Handbook


Data Science 101

Brian Liou from Leada was kind enough to provide a guest post about their latest handbook, The Data Analytics Handbook: Big Data Edition.

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Have you ever wondered what the deal was behind all the hype of “big data”? Well, so did we. In 2014, data science hit peak popularity, and as graduates with degrees in statistics, business, and computer science from UC Berkeley we found ourselves with a unique skill set that was in high demand. We recognized that as recent graduates, our foundational knowledge was purely theoretical; we lacked industry experience; we also realized that we were not alone in this predicament. And so, we sought out those who could supplement our knowledge, interviewing leaders, experts, and professionals – the giants in our industry. What began as a quest for the reality behind the buzzwords of “big data” and “data science,” The Data Analytics Handbook, quickly…

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