Analytics Optimization with Columnstore Indexes in Microsoft SQL Server
Meet the challenge of storing and accessing analytic data in SQL Server in a fast and performant manner. This book illustrates how columnstore indexes can provide an ideal solution for storing analytic data that leads to faster performing analytic queries and the ability to ask and answer business intelligence questions with alacrity. The book provides a complete walk through of columnstore indexing that encompasses an introduction, best practices, hands-on demonstrations, explanations of common mistakes, and presents a detailed architecture that is suitable for professionals of all skill levels.
With little or no knowledge of columnstore indexing you can become proficient with columnstore indexes as used in SQL Server, and apply that knowledge in development, test, and production environments. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to the use of columnstore indexes and provides definitive guidelines. You will learn when columnstore indexes should be used, and the performance ga ...
Modern Web Performance Optimization
Web-based platforms have become vehicles for enterprises to realize their digital strategy and are key to positive user engagement. The performance of these platforms can make the difference between an effective sale and a negative review. There exist several tools and methodologies to enhance your digital platform's performance, and Modern Web Performance Optimization has arrived to walk you through them with an expert's guidance.
Author Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar breaks the study of web performance optimization down into four digestible, applicable dimensions: performance patterns, framework and methods, process and tools, and the modern web. This multi-faceted approach ensures a broad optimization of your platforms and avoids the typical pitfalls of neglecting essential steps that so many often do. Shivakumar analyzes web performance ecosystem components such as validation, governance, metrics, key performance indicators, assessments, and monitoring, just to n ...
Optimizing software in C++
This is an optimization manual for advanced C++ programmers. This book are not for beginners.
- The choice of platform and operating system.
- Choice of compiler and framework.
- Finding performance bottlenecks.
- The efficiency of different C++ constructs.
- Multi-core systems.
- Parallelization with vector operations.
- CPU dispatching. Efficient container class templates. ...
Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On, 2nd Edition
Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On, Second Edition is an updated and expanded version of the bestselling guide to the very latest reinforcement learning (RL) tools and techniques. It provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of RL, along with the hands-on ability to code intelligent learning agents to perform a range of practical tasks.
With six new chapters devoted to a variety of up-to-the-minute developments in RL, including discrete optimization (solving the Rubik's Cube), multi-agent methods, Microsoft's TextWorld environment, advanced exploration techniques, and more, you will come away from this book with a deep understanding of the latest innovations in this emerging field.
In addition, you will gain actionable insights into such topic areas as deep Q-networks, policy gradient methods, continuous control problems, and highly scalable, non-gradient methods. You will also discover how to build a real hardware robot trained with RL for less than $100 and ...
BizTalk Server 2016
Gain an in depth view of optimizing the performance of BizTalk Server. This book provides best practices and techniques for improving development of high mission critical solutions. You'll see how the BizTalk Server engine works and how to proactively detect and remedy potential bottlenecks before they occur.
The book starts with an overview of the BizTalk Server internal mechanisms that will help you understand the optimizations detailed throughout the book. You'll then see how the mechanisms can be applied to a BizTalk Server environment to improve low and high latency throughput scenarios. A section on testing BizTalk server solutions will guide you through the most frequently adopted techniques used to develop solutions such as performance and unit testing as part of the development cycle.
With BizTalk Server 2016 you'll see how to apply side-by-side versioning to your solutions to reduce the chances of downtime, You'll also review instrumentation techniques using Event Trace ...
Block Trace Analysis and Storage System Optimization
Understand the fundamental factors of data storage system performance and master an essential analytical skill using block trace via applications such as MATLAB and Python tools. You will increase your productivity and learn the best techniques for doing specific tasks (such as analyzing the IO pattern in a quantitative way, identifying the storage system bottleneck, and designing the cache policy).
In the new era of IoT, big data, and cloud systems, better performance and higher density of storage systems has become crucial. To increase data storage density, new techniques have evolved and hybrid and parallel access techniques - together with specially designed IO scheduling and data migration algorithms - are being deployed to develop high-performance data storage solutions. Among the various storage system performance analysis techniques, IO event trace analysis (block-level trace analysis particularly) is one of the most common approaches for system optimization and desig ...
Combine two typically separate sources of data - behavioral quantitative data and usability testing qualitative data - into a powerful single tool that helps improve your organization's website by increasing conversion and ROI. The combination of the what is happening data of website activity, coupled with the why it's happening data of usability testing, provides a complete 360-degree view into what is causing poor performance, where your website can be optimized, and how it can be improved.
There are plenty of books focusing on big data and using data analytics to improve websites, or on utilizing usability testing and UX research methods for improvement. This is the first book that combines both subjects into a methodology you can use over and over again to improve any website.
UX Optimization is ideal for anyone who wants to combine the power of quantitative data with the insights provided by qualitative data to improve website results. The book uses step-by-step instr ...
PostgreSQL 10 High Performance
PostgreSQL database servers have a common set of problems that they encounter as their usage gets heavier and requirements get more demanding. Peek into the future of your PostgreSQL 10 database's problems today. Know the warning signs to look for and how to avoid the most common issues before they even happen.
Surprisingly, most PostgreSQL database applications evolve in the same way - choose the right hardware, tune the operating system and server memory use, optimize queries against the database and CPUs with the right indexes, and monitor every layer, from hardware to queries, using tools from inside and outside PostgreSQL. Also, using monitoring insight, PostgreSQL database applications continuously rework the design and configuration. On reaching the limits of a single server, they break things up; connection pooling, caching, partitioning, replication, and parallel queries can all help handle increasing database workloads.
By the end of this book, you will have all the kno ...
Practical Python AI Projects
Discover the art and science of solving artificial intelligence problems with Python using optimization modeling. This book covers the practical creation and analysis of mathematical algebraic models such as linear continuous models, non-obviously linear continuous models, and pure linear integer models. Rather than focus on theory, Practical Python AI Projects, the product of the author's decades of industry teaching and consulting, stresses the model creation aspect; contrasting alternate approaches and practical variations.
Each model is explained thoroughly and written to be executed. The source code from all examples in the book is available, written in Python using Google OR-Tools. It also includes a random problem generator, useful for industry application or study.
Build basic Python-based artificial intelligence (AI) applications; Work with mathematical optimization methods and the Google OR-Tools (Optimization Tools) suite; Create several types of p ...
Energy Efficient Servers
Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control. Using examples from cloud, HPC, and enterprise environments, the book demonstrates how various power management technologies are utilized across a range of server utilization. It teaches the reader how to monitor, analyze, and optimize their environment to best suit their needs. It shares optimization techniques used by data center administrators and system optimization experts at the world's most advanced data centers. ...
The Art of SEO, 3rd Edition
Three acknowledged experts in search engine optimization share guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. This third edition focuses on a number of tool updates and examines the changes brought about by Hummingbird, Google's context-aware algorithm.
The book is perfect for anyone interested in becoming an SEO practitioner, as well as people already working in the profession. For novices, it's a complete and thorough education on search engine optimization - SEO 101. For experienced SEO practitioners, this book serves as an extensive reference volume to support ongoing engagements. ...