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Apache Spark in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Jeffrey Aven
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Publisher: Sams Publishing (27 August 2016)

Apache Spark is a fast, scalable, and flexible open source distributed processing engine for big data systems and is one of the most active open source big data projects to date. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Apache Spark in 24 Hours helps you build practical Big Data solutions that leverage Spark’s amazing speed, scalability, simplicity, and versatility.
This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to deploy, program, optimize, manage, integrate, and extend Spark–now, and for years to come. You’ll discover how to create powerful solutions encompassing cloud computing, real-time stream processing, machine learning, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Whether you are a data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, or data steward, learning Spark will help you to advance your career or embark on a new career in the booming area of Big Data.
Learn how to
• Discover what Apache Spark does and how it fits into the Big Data landscape
• Deploy and run Spark locally or in the cloud
• Interact with Spark from the shell
• Make the most of the Spark Cluster Architecture
• Develop Spark applications with Scala and functional Python
• Program with the Spark API, including transformations and actions
• Apply practical data engineering/analysis approaches designed for Spark
• Use Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs) for caching, persistence, and output
• Optimize Spark solution performance
• Use Spark with SQL (via Spark SQL) and with NoSQL (via Cassandra)
• Leverage cutting-edge functional programming techniques
• Extend Spark with streaming, R, and Sparkling Water
• Start building Spark-based machine learning and graph-processing applications
• Explore advanced messaging technologies, including Kafka
• Preview and prepare for Spark’s next generation of innovations

Instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid pitfalls. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable using Apache Spark to solve a wide spectrum of Big Data problems.

Apache Solr Succinctly

Author: Xavier Morera
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ( 1 February 2017)

Search is everywhere, yet it is one of the most misunderstood functionalities of the IT industry. In Apache Solr Succinctly, author Xavier Morera guides you through the basics of this highly popular enterprise search tool. You’ll learn how to set up an index and how to make it searchable, then query it with a simple enterprise search. Explanations for precision and recall are also included to help you ensure that relevant, accurate results have been returned. Custom UIs using Solritas and SolrNet are also covered.

Apache HTTP Server introduction: Learn how to configure Apache Web Server in an easy and fun way

Author: Antun Peicevic
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ( 9 February 2017)

This book provides an introduction to Apache HTTP Server - a free, open-source web server. Apache is the most popular web server software on the Internet; it is estimated that 50% of all active websites use Apache as their web server. You will learn how to download and install Apache HTTP Server on your Windows and Linux system, how to configure Apache as a web server, a proxy server, and a reverse proxy server. You will also learn to set up SSL and password-protect directories on your web server. Later in the book we explain modules and how you can use them to add more features to your web server.

The topics covered in this book are:
  • downloading and installing Apache HTTP Server on Ubuntu and Windows
  • understanding Apache configuration files
  • using virtual hosts to hold multiple websites on a single server
  • enabling SSL for secure connections
  • what are modules and how to use them to expand Apache functionality
  • configuring Apache as a forward or reverse proxy
  • redirecting URLs

Note that this book uses Ubuntu as an underlying Linux distribution, so some of the commands and configurations files might differ if you are using some other non-Debian based Linux distribution.

Learning Apache Cassandra - Second Edition

Author: Sandeep Yarabarla
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Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account ( 6 April 2017)

Key Features

  • Install Cassandra and use it to set up multi-node clusters
  • Design rich schemas that capture the relationships between different data types
  • Master the advanced features available in Cassandra 3.x through a step-by-step tutorial and build a scalable, high performance database layer
Book Description

Cassandra is a distributed database that stands out thanks to its robust feature set and intuitive interface, while still providing the high availability and scalability of a distributed store. This book will introduce you to the rich features offered by Cassandra, and empower you to create and manage a highly performant, fault-tolerant database layer.

The book starts by explaining the new features implemented in Cassandra 3.x, you'll see how to install Cassandra, and you'll understand Lightweight Transactions. Next you'll learn to create tables with composite partition keys, and get to know different methods to avoid denormalization of data. You will then proceed to create user-defined functions and data distribution in Cassandra. Finally, you will set up a multi node cluster and implement application-level optimization using a Java client.

By the end of this book, you'll be fully equipped to build powerful, scalable Cassandra database layers for your applications.

What you will learn
  • Install Cassandra and create your first keyspace
  • Create tables with multiple clustering columns to organize related data
  • Use secondary indexes and materialized views to avoid denormalization of data
  • Effortlessly handle concurrent updates with collection columns
  • Ensure data integrity with lightweight transactions and logged batches
  • Understand eventual consistency and use the right consistency level for your situation
  • Understand data distribution with Cassandra and get to know ways to implement application-level optimizations

Apache Cordova in Action

Author: Raymond K. Camden
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Publisher: Manning Publications ( 9 November 2015)

Summary

Apache Cordova in Action teaches you to create and launch hybrid mobile apps using Cordova or Phonegap. By following carefully selected examples, step-by-step tutorials, and crystal-clear explanations, you'll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI, how to make use of device features like the camera and accelerometer, how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store, and more.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Developing a mobile app requires extensive knowledge of native programming techniques for multiple platforms. Apache Cordova lets you use your existing skills in web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to build powerful mobile apps. Your apps also get the power of integration with native device features like the camera and file system.

Apache Cordova in Action teaches you how to design, create, and launch hybrid mobile apps people will want to use. With the help of straightforward, real-world examples, you'll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI and to make use of native device features like the camera and accelerometer. You'll learn testing techniques and discover the PhoneGap Build service and how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store. Along the way, this helpful guide discusses mobile app design and shows you how to create effective, professional-quality UI and UX.

What's Inside

  • Build mobile apps
  • UI, UX, and testing techniques
  • Deploy to Google Play and the Apple App Store
  • Employ libraries like Bootstrap, jQuery Mobile, and Ionic

About the Reader

Readers should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. No experience with mobile app development needed.

About the Author

Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. He is passionate about mobile development and has spoken at conferences worldwide.

The Table of Contents

    PART 1 GETTING STARTED WITH APACHE CORDOVA
  1. What is Cordova?
  2. Installing Cordova and the Android SDK
  3. PART 2 CORE CONCEPTS
  4. Creating Cordova projects
  5. Using plugins to access device features
  6. Mobile design and user experience
  7. Considerations when building mobile apps
  8. Tools for debugging Cordova and other hybrid apps
  9. Creating custom plugins
  10. Packing options for Cordova projects
  11. Using PhoneGap tools
  12. PART 3 APPLICATION RELEASE
  13. Submitting your app
  14. Building an RSS reader app with Ionic

Apache: The Definitive Guide (3rd Edition)

Author: Ben Laurie
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 1 December 2002)

Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world. This versatile server runs more than half of the world's existing web sites. Apache is both free and rock-solid, running more than 21 million web sites ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites.With this new third edition of Apache: The Definitive Guide, web administrators new to Apache will come up to speed quickly, and experienced administrators will find the logically organized, concise reference sections indispensable, and system programmers interested in customizing their servers will rely on the chapters on the API and Apache modules.Updated to cover the changes in Apache's latest release, 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3, this useful guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure, modify, and troubleshoot the Apache software on both Unix and Windows systems. Dozens of clearly written examples provide the answers to the real-world issues that Apache administrators face everyday. In addition to covering the installation and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the book examines PHP, Cocoon, and other new technologies that are associated with the Apache web server. Additional coverage of security and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition essential documentation for the world's most popular web server.

Learning Spark: Lightning-Fast Big Data Analysis

Author: Holden Karau
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (27 February 2015)

Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates.

Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning.

  • Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shell
  • Leverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib
  • Use one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and Storm
  • Learn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applications
  • Connect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3
  • Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables

Apache Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Apache Administrators

Author: Rich Bowen
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (11 January 2008)

There's plenty of documentation on installing and configuring the Apache web server, but where do you find help for the day-to-day stuff, like adding common modules or fine-tuning your activity logging? That's easy. The new edition of the Apache Cookbook offers you updated solutions to the problems you're likely to encounter with the new versions of Apache.
Written by members of the Apache Software Foundation, and thoroughly revised for Apache versions 2.0 and 2.2, recipes in this book range from simple tasks, such installing the server on Red Hat Linux or Windows, to more complex tasks, such as setting up name-based virtual hosts or securing and managing your proxy server. Altogether, you get more than 200 timesaving recipes for solving a crisis or other deadline conundrums, with topics including:

  • Security
  • Aliases, Redirecting, and Rewriting
  • CGI Scripts, the suexec Wrapper, and other dynamic content techniques
  • Error Handling
  • SSL
  • Performance
This book tackles everything from beginner problems to those faced by experienced users. For every problem addressed in the book, you will find a worked-out solution that includes short, focused pieces of code you can use immediately. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.
Instead of poking around mailing lists, online documentation, and other sources, rely on the Apache Cookbook for quick solutions when you need them. Then you can spend your time and energy where it matters most.

High Performance Spark: Best Practices for Scaling and Optimizing Apache Spark

Author: Holden Karau
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (20 May 2017)

If you’ve successfully used Apache Spark to solve medium sized-problems, but still struggle to realize the "Spark promise" of unparalleled performance on big data, this book is for you. High Performance Spark shows you how take advantage of Spark at scale, so you can grow beyond the novice-level. It’s ideal for software engineers, data engineers, developers, and system administrators working with large-scale data applications.

  • Learn how to make Spark jobs run faster
  • Productionize exploratory data science with Spark
  • Handle even larger data sets with Spark
  • Reduce pipeline running times for faster insights

Apache 2 Pocket Reference: For Apache Programmers & Administrators (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

Author: Andrew Ford
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (17 October 2008)

Even if you know the Apache web server inside and out, you still need an occasional on-the-job reminder -- especially if you're moving to the newer Apache 2.x. Apache 2 Pocket Reference gives you exactly what you need to get the job done without forcing you to plow through a cumbersome, doorstop-sized reference.
This Book provides essential information to help you configure and maintain the server quickly, with brief explanations that get directly to the point. It covers Apache 2.x, giving web masters, web administrators, and programmers a quick and easy reference solution.
This pocket reference includes:

  • Summaries of command-line options, configuration directives, and modules
  • Key information about Apache support utilities
  • What you need to know about URL rewriting, filters, caching, proxying and security

Whether you manage huge e-commerce operations, corporate intranets, or small personal websites, Apache 2 Pocket Reference is ideal for savvy administrators who no longer need detailed tutorials and just want a convenient, on-the-job reference.

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