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These handbooks are designed as a reference for researchers, programmers, business managers, entrepreneurs and investors within the big data industry.

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing
Furht, Borko; Escalante, Armando (Eds.)
2011, 2011, XVIII, 793 p. 297 illus
  • Describes and evaluates the current state-of-the-art in new field
  • Presents current systems, and applications from main research labs in this new explosive field
  • Written at a level that business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors will find beneficial

Data Intensive Computing refers to capturing, managing, analyzing, and understanding data at volumes and rates that push the frontiers of current technologies. The challenge of data intensive computing is to provide the hardware architectures and related software systems and techniques which are capable of transforming ultra-large data into valuable knowledge. Handbook of Data Intensive Computing is written by leading international experts in the field. Experts from academia, research laboratories and private industry address both theory and application. Data intensive computing demands a fundamentally different set of principles than mainstream computing. Data-intensive applications typically are well suited for large-scale parallelism over the data and also require an extremely high degree of fault-tolerance, reliability, and availability. Real-world examples are provided throughout the book.

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing is designed as a reference for practitioners and researchers, including programmers, computer and system infrastructure designers, and developers. This book can also be beneficial for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Handbook of Cloud Computing
Furht, Borko; Escalante, Armando (Eds.)
1st Edition., 2010, XIX, 634 p. 230 illus.
  • Includes contributions from world experts working in academia, research institutions and industry
  • Offers case studies, examples and exercises throughout
  • Covers systems, tools, and services of leading providers such as Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft

Cloud computing has become a significant technology trend. Experts believe cloud computing is currently reshaping information technology and the IT marketplace. The advantages of using cloud computing include cost savings, speed to market, access to greater computing resources, high availability, and scalability.

Handbook of Cloud Computing includes contributions from world experts in the field of cloud computing from academia, research laboratories and private industry. This book presents the systems, tools, and services of the leading providers of cloud computing; including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. The basic concepts of cloud computing and cloud computing applications are also introduced. Current and future technologies applied in cloud computing are also discussed. Case studies, examples, and exercises are provided throughout.

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