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PolyBase Revealed
PolyBase Revealed

Harness the power of PolyBase data virtualization software to make data from a variety of sources easily accessible through SQL queries while using the T-SQL skills you already know and have mastered. PolyBase Revealed shows you how to use the PolyBase feature of SQL Server 2019 to integrate SQL Server with Azure Blob Storage, Apache Hadoop, other SQL Server instances, Oracle, Cosmos DB, Apache Spark, and more. You will learn how PolyBase can help you reduce storage and other costs by avoiding the need for ETL processes that duplicate data in order to make it accessible from one source. PolyBase makes SQL Server into that one source, and T-SQL is your golden ticket. The book also covers PolyBase scale-out clusters, allowing you to distribute PolyBase queries among several SQL Server instances, thus improving performance. With great flexibility comes great complexity, and this book shows you where to look when queries fail, complete with coverage of internals, troubleshooting tech ...
Jumpstart Snowflake
Jumpstart Snowflake

Explore the modern market of data analytics platforms and the benefits of using Snowflake computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud. With the rise of cloud technologies, organizations prefer to deploy their analytics using cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Cloud vendors are offering modern data platforms for building cloud analytics solutions to collect data and consolidate into single storage solutions that provide insights for business users. The core of any analytics framework is the data warehouse, and previously customers did not have many choices of platform to use. Snowflake was built specifically for the cloud and it is a true game changer for the analytics market. This book will help onboard you to Snowflake, present best practices to deploy, and use the Snowflake data warehouse. In addition, it covers modern analytics architecture and use cases. It provides use cases of integration with leading analytic ...
C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd edition
C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd edition

This quick C# 8 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C# programming language, updated with the latest features of C# 8 for .NET and Windows 10. This book presents the essential C# 8 syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. Specifically, it covers nullable reference types, async streams, ranges and indices, default implementations of interface members, recursive patterns, switch expressions, target-typed new-expressions, platform dependencies and more. In the C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, you will find a concise reference to the C# language syntax: short, simple, and focused code examples; a well laid out table of contents; and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn-out history lessons, or witty stories. What you will find is a language reference that is to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C# programmer ...
Asian Founders at Work
Asian Founders at Work

What does it take to successfully launch and scale a startup in Asia? While much of modern business literature covers Silicon Valley and its founders, building a company in Asia - a world center of technology and innovation - is a vastly different journey, and not nearly as widely covered. This book aims to change that. Asian Founders at Work is an essential compilation of in-depth, incisive interviews with over 20 top technopreneurs from the region. Authors Ezra Ferraz and Gracy Fernandez have gathered their exclusive conversations with business leaders: Min-Liang Tan (Razer), Maria Ressa (Rappler), Chatri Sityodtong (ONE Championship), Patrick Grove (iflix), and Khailee Ng (500 Startups) are just a few. Questions about early difficulties, fundraising, business pivots, strategic partnerships, exits via acquisition or IPO, and more are answered in great detail to shine a light on the founders' unique experiences. Learn directly from game-changers in their own voice. By documentin ...
Pro Apache NetBeans
Pro Apache NetBeans

Take a detailed look at the NetBeans IDE and new features in the NetBeans Platform. Learn about support for JShell, the Jigsaw Module System, and Local Variable Type Inference, focusing on what this new version of NetBeans brings to developers who are working in Java and other supported languages. The book is a practical, hands-on guide providing a number of step-by-step recipes that help you take advantage of the power in the latest Java (and other) software platforms, and gives a good grounding on using NetBeans IDE for your projects. This book has been written by Apache community members who both use the IDE and actively contribute and develop Apache NetBeans as an open source project. Pro Apache NetBeans consists of three parts. The first part describes how to use the IDE as well as the new features that it brings to support the latest Java versions. The second part describes how you can extend NetBeans by creating plugins and writing your own applications using the Rich Client ...
Quick Start Guide to Dart Programming
Quick Start Guide to Dart Programming

Get started with Dart and learn to program with this language suitable for high-performing, modern applications. You'll gain the basics and be ready to move to the next level: web and mobile apps. While you won't learn the specifics of programming web and mobile apps, you will have the foundation to take your Dart skills in that direction. This book starts with an introduction to the Dart IDE, after which you will take a look at the various components of the Dart programming language. You will look at types and variables, and get to know the significance of collections and arrays in Dart. Once you've familiarized yourself with the initial components of Dart, you will see how flow of control and looping can be achieved by using if, else, and conditional expressions. Moving on to functions and objects, you will dig deeper into the concepts of object oriented programming to gauge the importance of constructors in Dart. You will then discover more about inheritance and mixins, seeing ho ...
Identity Attack Vectors
Identity Attack Vectors

Discover how poor identity and privilege management can be leveraged to compromise accounts and credentials within an organization. Learn how role-based identity assignments, entitlements, and auditing strategies can be implemented to mitigate the threats leveraging accounts and identities and how to manage compliance for regulatory initiatives. As a solution, Identity Access Management (IAM) has emerged as the cornerstone of enterprise security. Managing accounts, credentials, roles, certification, and attestation reporting for all resources is now a security and compliance mandate. When identity theft and poor identity management is leveraged as an attack vector, risk and vulnerabilities increase exponentially. As cyber attacks continue to increase in volume and sophistication, it is not a matter of if, but when, your organization will have an incident. Threat actors target accounts, users, and their associated identities, to conduct their malicious activities through privileged ...
Learn TensorFlow 2.0
Learn TensorFlow 2.0

Learn how to use TensorFlow 2.0 to build machine learning and deep learning models with complete examples. The book begins with introducing TensorFlow 2.0 framework and the major changes from its last release. Next, it focuses on building Supervised Machine Learning models using TensorFlow 2.0. It also demonstrates how to build models using customer estimators. Further, it explains how to use TensorFlow 2.0 API to build machine learning and deep learning models for image classification using the standard as well as custom parameters. You'll review sequence predictions, saving, serving, deploying, and standardized datasets, and then deploy these models to production. All the code presented in the book will be available in the form of executable scripts at Github which allows you to try out the examples and extend them in interesting ways. Review the new features of TensorFlow 2.0; Use TensorFlow 2.0 to build machine learning and deep learning models; Perform sequence prediction ...
Deep Learning Pipeline
Deep Learning Pipeline

Build your own pipeline based on modern TensorFlow approaches rather than outdated engineering concepts. This book shows you how to build a deep learning pipeline for real-life TensorFlow projects. You'll learn what a pipeline is and how it works so you can build a full application easily and rapidly. Then troubleshoot and overcome basic Tensorflow obstacles to easily create functional apps and deploy well-trained models. Step-by-step and example-oriented instructions help you understand each step of the deep learning pipeline while you apply the most straightforward and effective tools to demonstrative problems and datasets. You'll also develop a deep learning project by preparing data, choosing the model that fits that data, and debugging your model to get the best fit to data all using Tensorflow techniques. Enhance your skills by accessing some of the most powerful recent trends in data science. If you've ever considered building your own image or text-tagging solution or en ...
Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification
Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification

New or intermediate developers will want to use this hands-on guide to prepare for the Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential, awarded for designing, building, and implementing applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Salesforce Platform. This is the first book available covering this content, and Salesforce training is very costly. This book is filled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, enabling you to prepare for the certification exam in a short span of time. Multiple-choice study questions and exercises are included to help you apply what you learn in each chapter. Author Rakesh Gupta explains Salesforce Platform fundamentals, including knowledge about the limitations of the declarative platform and when to use programmatic development versus the AppExchange. Data management and data analytics are covered. And you will learn how to set up organization-wide features that affect the look and feel of your application. San ...
Developing Cognitive Bots Using the IBM Watson Engine
Developing Cognitive Bots Using the IBM Watson Engine

Cognitive Virtual Bots are taking the technology and user experience world by storm. This book provides clear guidance on how different cognitive platforms can be used to develop Cognitive Virtual Assistants that enable a conversation by using DialogFlow and advanced Natural Language Processing. You will start by understanding the technology landscape and various use cases that Cognitive Virtual Assistants can be used in. Early chapters will take you through the basics of Cognitive Virtual Assistants, before moving onto advanced concepts and hands on examples of using IBM Watson Assistant and its advanced configurations with Watson Discovery Services, Watson Knowledge Studio and Spellchecker Service. You'll then examine integrations that enrich the Cognitive Virtual Assistant by providing data around weather, locations, stock markets. The book concludes by providing a glimpse of what to expect in the future for Cognitive Virtual Assistants. Review the fundamentals of Cognitive Vi ...
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