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Take Control of Spotlight for Finding Anything on Your Mac

by Sharon Zardetto

You'll learn these search-related techniques: Improve search accuracy by limiting Spotlight to searching just where you want. Reduce result clutter by choosing which categories should appear in the Spotlight menu. Learn what to do when the Spotlight menu doesn't list an item that it should be able to find. Use criteria bars (and even the elusive Boolean bars!) to create complex search queries. Bypass criteria bars by typing complex, powerful queries in any Spotlight search field. Build Boolean searches with AND, OR, and NOT to narrow your search results precisely. In addition, you'll find out how to make your files even easier to find with these techniques: Customize a file's metadata. Employ free third-party utilities to give your files useful, searchable tags. Set up sophisticated smart folders that provide dynamic file organization. In these days of terabyte drives, your Mac has enormous storage capacity, and you may have many thousands of files squirreled away (we don't even want to admit to how many hundreds of thousands of files are filling up our disks!). But with the Spotlight expertise you'll gain from this ebook, you'll be able to retrieve anything on your Mac, no matter how deeply it's buried or how specific you need to make your search (how about every GarageBand song in the key of E-flat, or every graphic that's smaller than 500 by 500 pixels?).

Take Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon

by Sharon Zardetto Andy Baird

This ebook explains a little bit of everything; in fact, it's The Mac OS X (and then some) Lexicon because it's never just you and your Mac. It's you and your Mac and the Web, and your email, and that article you just read that threw 17 new acronyms at you or assumed that you knew all sorts of networking terms. Or it's you and your Mac and Finder features you've never touched, such as burn folders, smart folders, or proxy icons, and that mysterious Services submenu. This book is a great guide for Macintosh users everywhere who have trouble keeping up with the latest jargon, for new and intermediate level Mac users, and for anyone who enjoys smart and witty technical writing. Questions answered in this book include: What's the 501 folder for? What's the deal with all the different CD and DVD disk formats? Where can I find my Mac's MAC address? What does "snapback" mean, and how can I find and use it? How do I type the different kinds of dashes? What's the difference between composite and component video cables? What are cookies and breadcrumbs on a computer? Why does a TextEdit file with images becomes a folder on a Windows machine?

Cyber Republic: Reinventing Democracy in the Age of Intelligent Machines

by George Zarkadakis

Science and tech expert George Zarkadakis presents an indispensable guide to making liberal democracies more inclusive, and the digital economy more equitable in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.Around the world, liberal democracies are in crisis. Citizens have lost faith in their government; right-wing nationalist movements frame the political debate. At the same time, economic inequality is increasing dramatically; digital technologies have created a new class of super-rich entrepreneurs. Automation threatens to transform the free economy into a zero-sum game in which capital wins and labor loses. But is this digital dystopia inevitable? In Cyber Republic, George Zarkadakis presents an alternative, outlining a plan for using technology to make liberal democracies more inclusive and the digital economy more equitable. Cyber Republic is no less than a guide for the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence

by George Zarkadakis

A timely and important book that explores the history and future, as well as the societal and ethical implications, of Artificial Intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships—our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein, to today's sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI's history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as—perhaps most tellingly—what AI reveals about us as human beings. In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution—poised to enter the age of Artificial Intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.

Internetwirtschaft

by Rüdiger Zarnekow Falk Von Bornstaedt Jochen Wulf

Während der Aufbau und Betrieb von Internetinfrastrukturen zur Zeit der Entstehung des Internets in erster Linie von öffentlichen Institutionen vorangetrieben wurde, wird dieser Bereich heute längst von privatwirtschaftlichen Unternehmen beherrscht. Dieses Buch beschreibt Dienste, Wertschöpfungsprozesse und Wettbewerbsstrategien zur Erbringung des Datentransports im Internet aus betriebswirtschaftlicher Sicht. Es werden gleichermaßen Internetzugangsdienste zur Anbindung von Endkunden, Transitdienste zum Datenaustausch zwischen Netzbetreibern, Dienste zur Kapazitätsbereitstellung im Kernnetz und Dienste zur Distribution digitaler Inhalte und Anwendungen diskutiert. Durch die Darstellung der Teilmärkte, die den Datentransport im Internet adressieren, wird dem Leser ein umfassender Einblick in die Internetwirtschaft geboten, ohne dass hierzu ein tiefer gehendes technisches Verständnis vorausgesetzt wird. Darüber hinaus werden strategische Herausforderungen bei der Bereitstellung digitaler Inhalte und Anwendungen vorgestellt, die zukünftige Entwicklungen in der Internetwirtschaft maßgeblich beeinflussen.

Green IT

by Rüdiger Zarnekow Lutz Kolbe

Die zunehmende Verbreitung und steigende Abhängigkeit von Informationstechnologien und darauf aufsetzender Dienste führen zu bisher unberücksichtigten ökologischen und sozialen Herausforderungen. Das IT-Management sieht sich aufgrund dieser Entwicklung mit neuen Anforderungen seitens der Geschäftsbereiche, der Kunden und der Mitarbeiter konfrontiert. Wachsender Energieverbrauch beim Betrieb und der Nutzung von IT-Infrastrukturen bei kontinuierlich steigenden Rechenleistungen sowie die immer kürzer werdenden Lebenszyklen von IT-Produkten erfordern neue strategische Konzepte für das IT-Management. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden in diesem Buch Best Practices im Bereich Green IT vorgestellt. Anhand von Fallstudien, die gemeinsam mit Autoren aus der Praxis verfasst wurden, sollen die Bedeutung und der Umsetzungsstand einer Nachhaltigkeitsorientierung im IT-Management aufgezeigt werden. In diesem Zusammenhang dokumentieren die Fallstudien aktuelle Bemühungen der Organisationen im Rahmen einer Green IT. Ziel des Buches ist es, IT-Organisationen anwendungsorientierte Konzepte und Modelle für die praktische Umsetzung zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Algorithms, Probability, Networks, and Games: Scientific Papers and Essays Dedicated to Paul G. Spirakis on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #9295)

by Christos Zaroliagis Grammati Pantziou Spyros Kontogiannis

This Festschrift volume is published in honor of Professor Paul G. Spirakis on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It celebrates his significant contributions to computer science as an eminent, talented, and influential researcher and most visionary thought leader, with a great talent in inspiring and guiding young researchers. The book is a reflection of his main research activities in the fields of algorithms, probability, networks, and games, and contains a biographical sketch as well as essays and research contributions from close collaborators and former PhD students.

Core Data in Objective-C: Data Storage and Management for iOS and OS X

by Marcus S. Zarra

Core Data is Apple's data storage framework: it's powerful, built-in, and can integrate with iCloud. Discover all of Core Data's powerful capabilities, learn fundamental principles including thread and memory management, and add Core Data to both your iOS and OS X projects. All examples in this edition are based on Objective-C and are up-to-date for the latest versions of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.Core Data expert Marcus Zarra walks you through a fully developed application based around the Core Data APIs. You'll build on this application throughout the book, learning key Core Data principles such as NSPredicate, NSFetchRequest, thread management, and memory management.Start with the basics of Core Data and learn how to use it to develop your application. Then delve deep into the API details. Explore how to get Core Data integrated into your application properly, and work with this flexible API to create convenience methods to improve your application's maintainability. Reduce your migration difficulties, integrate your Core Data app with iCloud and Watch Kit, and use Core Data in a queue-based environment. By the end of the book, you'll have built a full-featured application, gained a complete understanding of Core Data, and learned how to integrate your application into the iPhone/iPad platform.This third edition updates all examples for OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, and gets you up to speed on changes in multithreading and batch processing. There's a new chapter on efficiently importing data from a network location, and a new discussion of how best to pre-load data into your application.What You Need:Mac OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 and a basic working knowledge of Objective-C

Core Data in Swift: Data Storage and Management for iOS and OS X

by Marcus S. Zarra

Core Data is intricate, powerful, and necessary. Discover the powerful capabilities integrated into Core Data, and how to use Core Data in your iOS and OS X projects. All examples are current for OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and the latest release of Core Data. All the code is written in Swift, including numerous examples of how best to integrate Core Data with Apple's newest programming language.Core Data expert Marcus Zarra walks you through a fully developed application based around the Core Data APIs. You'll build on this application throughout the book, learning key Core Data elements such as NSPredicate, NSFetchRequest, thread management, and memory management.Start with the basics of Core Data and learn how to use it to develop your application. Then delve deep into the API details. Explore how to get Core Data integrated into your application properly, and work with this flexible API to create convenience methods to improve your application's maintainability. Reduce your migration difficulties, integrate your Core Data app with iCloud and Watch Kit, and use Core Data in a queue-based environment. By the end of the book, you'll have built a full-featured application, gained a complete understanding of Core Data, and learned how to integrate your application into the iPhone/iPad platform.This book is based on Core Data in Objective-C, Third Edition. It focuses on Swift and adds an additional chapter on how to integrate Core Data with an efficient network implementation, with best practices on how to load and pre-load data into your Swift application.What You Need:Mac OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 and a basic working knowledge of Swift

The Social Media Marketing Book

by Dan Zarrella

Are you looking to take advantage of social media for your business or organization? With easy-to-understand introductions to blogging, forums, opinion and review sites, and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, this book will help you choose the best -- and avoid the worst -- of the social web's unique marketing opportunities. The Social Media Marketing Book guides you through the maze of communities, platforms, and social media tools so you can decide which ones to use, and how to use them most effectively. With an objective approach and clear, straightforward language, Dan Zarrella, aka "The Social Media & Marketing Scientist," shows you how to plan and implement campaigns intelligently, and then measure results and track return on investment. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the social web, this book will take you beyond the jargon to social media marketing mastery.Make sense of this complicated environment with the help of screenshots, graphs, and visual explanations Understand the history and culture of each social media type, including features, functionality, and protocols Get clear-cut explanations of the methods you need to trigger viral marketing successes Choose the technologies and marketing tactics most relevant to your campaign goals Learn how to set specific goals for your campaigns and evaluate them according to key performance indicators Praise for The Social Media Marketing Book: "Let Zarrella take you to social-media marketing school. You'll learn more from reading this book than a month of research on the Internet." --Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop.com "If I could be any other person for a day, it would be Dan Zarella. Either him or Brad Pitt. But Dan's smarter. This book is why I say that." --Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs "This book demonstrates a beginning to the endless possibilities of the Social Web." -- Brian Solis, publisher of leading marketing blog PR 2.0

The Facebook Marketing Book

by Dan Zarrella Alison Zarrella

How can Facebook help you promote your brand, products, and services? This book provides proven tactics that you can use right away to build your brand and engage prospective customers. With 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook offers a much larger audience than traditional media, but it's a new landscape loaded with unfamiliar challenges. The Facebook Marketing Book shows you how to make the most of the service while skirting not-so-obvious pitfalls along the way. Whether you're a marketing and PR professional, an entrepreneur, or a small business owner, you'll learn about the tools and features that will help you reach specific Facebook audiences. You'll also get an in-depth overview, with colorful and easy-to-understand introductions to Profiles, Groups, Pages, Applications, Ads, Events, and Facebook etiquette. Approach Facebook's complex environment with clear, actionable items Make sense of the social networking world Be familiar with the technologies you need for social network marketing Explore tactics for using Facebook features, functionality, and protocols Learn how to set specific campaign goals Determine which Facebook features are relevant to your campaigns Plan and execute Facebook marketing strategies Measure the results of your campaigns with key performance indicators

Mastering Bash

by Giorgio Zarrelli

Your one stop guide to making the most out of Bash programming About This Book • From roots to leaves, learn how to program in Bash and automate daily tasks, pouring some spice in your scripts • Daemonize a script and make a real service of it, ensuring it's available at any time to process user-fed data or commands • This book provides functional examples that show you practical applications of commands Who This Book Is For If you're a power user or system administrator involved in writing Bash scripts to automate tasks, then this book is for you. This book is also ideal for advanced users who are engaged in complex daily tasks. What You Will Learn • Understand Bash right from the basics and progress to an advanced level • Customise your environment and automate system routine tasks • Write structured scripts and create a command-line interface for your scripts • Understand arrays, menus, and functions • Securely execute remote commands using ssh • Write Nagios plugins to automate your infrastructure checks • Interact with web services, and a Slack notification script • Find out how to execute subshells and take advantage of parallelism • Explore inter-process communication and write your own daemon In Detail System administration is an everyday effort that involves a lot of tedious tasks, and devious pits. Knowing your environment is the key to unleashing the most powerful solution that will make your life easy as an administrator, and show you the path to new heights. Bash is your Swiss army knife to set up your working or home environment as you want, when you want. This book will enable you to customize your system step by step, making your own real, virtual, home out of it. The journey will take you swiftly through the basis of the shell programming in Bash to more interesting and challenging tasks. You will be introduced to one of the most famous open source monitoring systems—Nagios, and write complex programs with it in any languages. You'll see how to perform checks on your sites and applications. Moving on, you'll discover how to write your own daemons so you can create your services and take advantage of inter-process communication to let your scripts talk to each other. So, despite these being everyday tasks, you'll have a lot of fun on the way. By the end of the book, you will have gained advanced knowledge of Bash that will help you automate routine tasks and manage your systems. Style and approach This book presents step-by-step instructions and expert advice on working with Bash and writing scripts. Starting from the basics, this book serves as a reference manual where you can find handy solutions and advice to make your scripts flexible and powerful.

Representation and Management of Narrative Information

by Gian Piero Zarri

A big amount of important, 'economically relevant' information, is buried within the huge mass of multimedia documents that correspond to some form of 'narrative' description. Due to the ubiquity of these 'narrative' resources, being able to represent in a general, accurate, and effective way their semantic content - i.e., their key 'meaning' - is then both conceptually relevant and economically important. In this book, we present the main properties of NKRL ('Narrative Knowledge Representation Language'), a language expressly designed for representing, in a standardised way, the 'meaning' of complex multimedia narrative documents. NKRL is a fully implemented language/environment. The software exists in two versions, an ORACLE-supported version and a file-oriented one. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this exhaustive description of NKRL and of the associated knowledge representation principles will be an invaluable source of reference for practitioners, researchers, and graduates.

Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users (New Language Learning and Teaching Environments)

by Nourollah Zarrinabadi Mark R. Freiermuth

This edited volume brings together large-scale research as well as case studies from a range of geographical contexts and represents a variety of educational settings involving second language learners and users. Its aim is to explore the interrelated issues of psychology and technology use in second language learning settings as well as in more autonomous environments. As language learning professionals continue to devote more time and attention to making various technological tools an integral part of the classroom, it is just as important to understand the influences that these tools have on the psychological state of the learners who use them. In consideration of this objective, the volume examines factors such as learner attitudes and motivation, emotion and behaviour, and the cognitive processes that are at play in the minds of the language users. This volume will be of interest not only to language teachers but also to researchers working in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, and educational psychology.

The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley

by Lyuba Zarsky Kevin P. Gallagher

Foreign investment has been widely perceived as a panacea for developing countries--as a way to reduce poverty and jump-start sustainable modern industries. In The Enclave Economy,Kevin Gallagher and Lyuba Zarsky call this prescription into question, showing that Mexico's post-NAFTA experience of foreign direct investment in its information technology sector, particularly in the Guadalajara region, did not result in the expected benefits. Charting the rise and fall of Mexico's "Silicon Valley," they explore issues that resonate through much of Latin America and the developing world: the social, economic, and environmental effects of market-driven globalization. In the 1990s, Mexico was a poster child for globalization, throwing open its borders to trade and foreign investment, embracing NAFTA, and ending the government's role in strengthening domestic industry. But The Enclave Economyshows that although Mexico was initially successful in attracting multinational corporations, foreign investments waned in the absence of active government support and because China became increasingly competitive. Moreover, foreign investment created an "enclave economy" the benefits of which were confined to an international sector not connected to the wider Mexican economy. In fact, foreign investment put many local IT firms out of business and transferred only limited amounts of environmentally sound technology. Gallagher and Zarsky suggest policies and strategies that will enable Mexico and other developing countries to foster foreign investment for sustainable development in the future.

Structure of Solutions of Variational Problems

by Alexander J. Zaslavski

Structure of Solutions of Variational Problems is devoted to recent progress made in the studies of the structure of approximate solutions of variational problems considered on subintervals of a real line. Results on properties of approximate solutions which are independent of the length of the interval, for all sufficiently large intervals are presented in a clear manner. Solutions, new approaches, techniques and methods to a number of difficult problems in the calculus of variations are illustrated throughout this book. This book also contains significant results and information about the turnpike property of the variational problems. This well-known property is a general phenomenon which holds for large classes of variational problems. The author examines the following in relation to the turnpike property in individual (non-generic) turnpike results, sufficient and necessary conditions for the turnpike phenomenon as well as in the non-intersection property for extremals of variational problems. This book appeals to mathematicians working in optimal control and the calculus as well as with graduate students.

Project Manager Street Smarts

by Linda Kretz Zaval Terri Wagner

Hands-on practice for the most common-and most difficult-project management tasksBreaking into the field of project management is difficult, and the Project Management Institute requires that Project Management Professionals (PMPs) have on-the-job experience before earning their certification. This handy, task-based resource addresses the most common and the most challenging tasks Project Managers face and demonstrates how to perform these tasks.The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks.Aimed at anyone looking to gain hands-on experience in the field of project management by offering a unique look at the daily routine of a project managerOffers a variety of real-world scenarios, covering everything from the most common tasks to the most demanding roadblocksWalks you through step-by-step instructions of working with a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closingDemonstrates defining a scope, developing a project charter, creating the work breakdown structure, managing resource allocation, and moreDesigned to provide you with an accurate look into the field of project management, this book offers you a unique and insightful perspective on the demands of a project manager on a day-to-day basis.

Inductive Logic Programming

by Gerson Zaverucha Vítor Santos Costa Aline Paes

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, ILP 2013, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2013. The 9 revised extended papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The conference now focuses on all aspects of learning in logic, multi-relational learning and data mining, statistical relational learning, graph and tree mining, relational reinforcement learning, and other forms of learning from structured data.

Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age (SpringerBriefs in Education)

by Olaf Zawacki-Richter Adnan Qayyum

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. It discusses how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of national higher education systems in these countries, and explores the similarities and differences between the ways in which they are organized and structured. It is the first book to make such comparisons and draw conclusions about the nature of open and distance education in the context of various national higher education systems. In a digital era with growing use of online education as well as open and distance education, this book is particularly useful for policy-makers and senior administrators who want to learn about organizing and expanding open and distance education provision. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, academics and students interested in understanding the different approaches to open and distance education.

High Performance MySQL, 2nd Edition

by Jeremy Zawodny Baron Schwartz Peter Zaitsev Vadim Tkachenko

High Performance MySQL is the definitive guide to building fast, reliable systems with MySQL. Written by noted experts with years of real-world experience building very large systems, this book covers every aspect of MySQL performance in detail, and focuses on robustness, security, and data integrity. High Performance MySQL teaches you advanced techniques in depth so you can bring out MySQL's full power. Learn how to design schemas, indexes, queries and advanced MySQL features for maximum performance, and get detailed guidance for tuning your MySQL server, operating system, and hardware to their fullest potential. You'll also learn practical, safe, high-performance ways to scale your applications with replication, load balancing, high availability, and failover. This second edition is completely revised and greatly expanded, with deeper coverage in all areas. Major additions include: * Emphasis throughout on both performance and reliability * Thorough coverage of storage engines, including in-depth tuning and optimizations for the InnoDB storage engine * Effects of new features in MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, including stored procedures, partitioned databases, triggers, and views * A detailed discussion on how to build very large, highly scalable systems with MySQL * New options for backups and replication * Optimization of advanced querying features, such as full-text searches * Four new appendices The book also includes chapters on benchmarking, profiling, backups, security, and tools and techniques to help you measure, monitor, and manage your MySQL installations.

Big Data: Conceptual Analysis and Applications (Studies in Big Data #58)

by Yuriy P. Zaychenko Michael Z. Zgurovsky

The book is devoted to the analysis of big data in order to extract from these data hidden patterns necessary for making decisions about the rational behavior of complex systems with the different nature that generate this data. To solve these problems, a group of new methods and tools is used, based on the self-organization of computational processes, the use of crisp and fuzzy cluster analysis methods, hybrid neural-fuzzy networks, and others. The book solves various practical problems. In particular, for the tasks of 3D image recognition and automatic speech recognition large-scale neural networks with applications for Deep Learning systems were used. Application of hybrid neuro-fuzzy networks for analyzing stock markets was presented. The analysis of big historical, economic and physical data revealed the hidden Fibonacci pattern about the course of systemic world conflicts and their connection with the Kondratieff big economic cycles and the Schwabe–Wolf solar activity cycles. The book is useful for system analysts and practitioners working with complex systems in various spheres of human activity.

Multiscale Signal Analysis and Modeling

by Ahmed I. Zayed Xiaoping Shen

Multiscale Signal Analysis and Modeling presents recent advances in multiscale analysis and modeling using wavelets and other systems. This book also presents applications in digital signal processing using sampling theory and techniques from various function spaces, filter design, feature extraction and classification, signal and image representation/transmission, coding, nonparametric statistical signal processing, and statistical learning theory.

System Reengineering in Healthcare: Application for Hospital Emergency Departments (Studies in Systems, Decision and Control #172)

by Salman Ben Zayed Abdullah Bin Gani Mohd Khalit Bin Othman

This book presents an advanced systematic mapping review (SMR) and state-of-the-art taxonomy of emergency departments (EDs). Focusing on the patients’ level of fulfilment and how it can be enhanced, it examines existing problems like waiting periods and overcrowding and how these can be alleviated to provide a better service. The author examined research papers from 1964 to 2018, and developed six research questions, organising them using mapping studies, the primary objectives of which were firstly, to obtain a common understanding of the problems that need to be highlighted in EDs, and secondly, to re-analyse the methods used. Focusing on quality, the book encourages citations of experimental methods from important studies concerning EDs that can improve services. Through different research papers, various thematic areas in the healthcare sector were examined, like the determination of the relative efficiency of pre-discharge interventions; the analysis of care and managing common indications during the last stages of life; using e-Health to enhance effectiveness and proficiency; the seriousness of patient differences among EDs; the identification of quality problems in healthcare contexts; existing opportunities and the suggested plans. The book concludes that an analytical decision-making process should be used to assess a health technology on the basis of its performance. It stresses the importance of updating this analytical system frequently.

Cloud Computing and Big Data: Technologies, Applications and Security (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems #49)

by Mostapha Zbakh Mohammed Essaaidi Pierre Manneback Chunming Rong

This book addresses topics related to cloud and Big Data technologies, architecture and applications including distributed computing and data centers, cloud infrastructure and security, and end-user services. The majority of the book is devoted to the security aspects of cloud computing and Big Data. Cloud computing, which can be seen as any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that extends the Internet’s existing capabilities, has gained considerable attention from both academia and the IT industry as a new infrastructure requiring smaller investments in hardware platforms, staff training, or licensing software tools. It is a new paradigm that has ushered in a revolution in both data storage and computation. In parallel to this progress, Big Data technologies, which rely heavily on cloud computing platforms for both data storage and processing, have been developed and deployed at breathtaking speed. They are among the most frequently used technologies for developing applications and services in many fields, such as the web, health, and energy. Accordingly, cloud computing and Big Data technologies are two of the most central current and future research mainstreams. They involve and impact a host of fields, including business, scientific research, and public and private administration. Gathering extended versions of the best papers presented at the Third International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications (CloudTech’17), this book offers a valuable resource for all Information System managers, researchers, students, developers, and policymakers involved in the technological and application aspects of cloud computing and Big Data.

Hadoop Cluster Deployment

by Danil Zburivsky

This book is a step-by-step tutorial filled with practical examples which will show you how to build and manage a Hadoop cluster along with its intricacies.This book is ideal for database administrators, data engineers, and system administrators, and it will act as an invaluable reference if you are planning to use the Hadoop platform in your organization. It is expected that you have basic Linux skills since all the examples in this book use this operating system. It is also useful if you have access to test hardware or virtual machines to be able to follow the examples in the book.

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