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Big Data: Principles and Best Practices of Scalable Realtime Data Systems

Narrated by: Mark Thomas, Chris Penick
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Technology

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Big Data teaches you to build big data systems using an architecture designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. This book presents the Lambda Architecture, a scalable, easy-to-understand approach that can be built and run by a small team. You'll explore the theory of big data systems and how to implement them in practice. In addition to discovering a general framework for processing big data, you'll learn specific technologies like Hadoop, Storm, and NoSQL databases.  

Web-scale applications like social networks, real-time analytics, or e-commerce sites deal with a lot of data, whose volume and velocity exceed the limits of traditional database systems. These applications require architectures built around clusters of machines to store and process data of any size, or speed. Fortunately, scale and simplicity are not mutually exclusive.

This book requires no previous exposure to large-scale data analysis or NoSQL tools. Familiarity with traditional databases is helpful.

What's inside: 

  • Introduction to big data systems
  • Real-time processing of web-scale data 
  • Tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, and Storm 
  • Extensions to traditional database skills

About the authors: Nathan Marz is the creator of Apache Storm and the originator of the Lambda Architecture for big data systems. James Warren is an analytics architect with a background in machine learning and scientific computing.

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  • Chris Smith
  • 30-01-19

Microsoft stack looking at Big Data

This was a great book about the Lambda architecture. I’m coming from a Microsoft stack (sql server etc.) background and I found this a great explanation of an alternative way to store, compute and serve the data without all the traditional Sql Server tooling.

Definitely got me excited to explore alternate data pipeline architectures outside of the Microsoft world.

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