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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career

People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
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Python Machine Learning
Python is one of the top languages suggested for data scientists to learn, and it's a skill that commands more money during salary negotiations. For any data scientist, aspiring data scientist, or developer looking to add this language to their skill set, Python Machine Learning could be essential reading. The book promises to help readers leverage Python's open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization. It offers help with learning strategies and best practices for improving and optimizing machine learning systems and algorithms. 

Author: Sebastian Raschka

Price: $22.39 on Kindle, $40.47 in paperback
(Image: Amazon.com)

Python Machine Learning

Python is one of the top languages suggested for data scientists to learn, and it's a skill that commands more money during salary negotiations. For any data scientist, aspiring data scientist, or developer looking to add this language to their skill set, Python Machine Learning could be essential reading. The book promises to help readers leverage Python's open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization. It offers help with learning strategies and best practices for improving and optimizing machine learning systems and algorithms.

Author: Sebastian Raschka

Price: $22.39 on Kindle, $40.47 in paperback

(Image: Amazon.com)

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4/29/2016 | 2:21:31 PM
The focus should be on the principles, not the tools
Once people understand what they're doing, then they can worry more about the finer points of the tools.  Thus, to start with a Python book was completely inappropriate.
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4/26/2016 | 2:13:21 PM
Using Excel for Big Data Insight

Interesting to see a Book referenced here that maximizes the use of Excel.   The Analytics Industry would love that analysts use the more complex tools for Big Data analysis, but Excel is still very heavily relied upon and probably the fastest way to start to examine and gain insight from the Data.

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4/26/2016 | 2:08:17 PM
Big Data Findings: How Do We Convey it ?

I am glad a book on Story Telling was included in this list.  This is a major issue for Analyst.  

After all the numbers and data have been crunched.  It is essential to be able to convey findings and approach easily to those who are less technically inclined.

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4/26/2016 | 2:04:41 PM
Get Started With Understanding Big Data

Thank you Jessica for providing an interesting and useful listing of Big Data resources.  Those of us in tech can no longer easily ignore Big Data and your recommended reading list of great help.

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4/25/2016 | 8:50:55 PM
The Misuse and Misunderstanding of Big Data

" ...if a poor student can't get a loan because his zip code shows he is too risky, then he's cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty."

 

 Just one example of how the use of Big Data is limited and counterproductive if it is not well structured from the start.

This is one of the recent arguments I have been making about the use of Big Data. I am glad that Ms. O'Neil addresses the issue. 

I would consider this a must read for Analytics professionals both new and old.

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4/25/2016 | 7:54:19 PM
Most of this isn't "big data"...
Will you PLEASE not assume "big data" means data science or analytics. They're not the same!! Stop the madness!
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