Big data management is one of the major challenges facingbusiness, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data setssuch as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patternsmonitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quicklyoutpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If youneed to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate howthese four experts define, explain, and guide you through this newand often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why itmatters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importanceto businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and ITprofessionalsAuthors are experts in information management, big data, and avariety of solutionsExplains big data in detail and discusses how to select andimplement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storageand presentation issues, analytics, and much moreProvides essential information in a no-nonsense,easy-to-understand style that is empowering
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helpsyou take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place.
You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and supportThis book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concernsOffers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficientlyPresents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organizationHelps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and runningHighly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developingSOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on theconcept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2ndEdition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’simportant, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll findout about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decideif you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discoverhow to:Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to createbusiness processesCreate reusable, flexible systems and avoid commonpitfallsDeconstruct business processes and applications to identifytheir components, then put them together in new waysConstruct SOA business applications for maximumadaptabilityConfirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test,and assure the quality and consistency of your dataDevelop a governance strategy for SOA based on yourcompany’s philosophy and cultureWork with XML and understand how it’s used in SOAMaximize the benefits of unified communicationsUnderstand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and thedevelopment lifecycle
Packed with real-life case studies illustrating how SOA has beenapplied in a variety of industries, Service OrientedArchitecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies one oftoday’s hottest business tools.
Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations dobusiness. This handy guide helps you find out what this new clouddeployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earthinformation about cloud technology, questions to consider, and howto plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of thehybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actualfoundational elements of the hybrid cloud
Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloudneeds based on your business objectives
Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means tocreate a computing environment that brings elements of the datacenter together with public and private cloud services
Making it work — examine the steps you need to take tomake this new architectural approach work — includingsecurity, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk tocloud providers and plan for the service you choose
Open the book and find:
Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates ahybrid cloud from other cloud models
The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
Security and governance in a hybrid model
The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
Protect customer data with sound security practices