According to Forbes, some of the Big Data facts include:
All the above mentioned facts are shouting just one thing – So Many Career Opportunities. Yes that’s true because, if so much of data is generated then it requires to be analyzed so businesses can make good decisions based on that data analysis, which means there will be a rise in the demand for data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, data researchers etc.
To make a great career in the field of Big Data you require in depth knowledge and below are some books that will help you with that.
Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier
Amazon Rating: 4.2
What does Big Data actually mean? Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think answers this question in the most convincing way. It explores the use of Big Data in businesses, politics, health and many more fields. It covers the topics like data ethics, collection techniques and it also talks about the natural shift in our thought process. It provides you the examples that are easy to understand. It not only talks about the benefits of Big Data but also talks about its hazards that include pervasive damage of personal privacy.
In short, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.
Author: Bill Franks
Amazon Rating: 4.8 stars
The Analytics Revolution is a real help for those people or organizations who want to bring a positive change by leveraging their data. The book includes:
Author: Nate Silver
Amazon Rating: 4.3 stars
If science, economics and predictions impresses you a lot then The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t is a must read for you. This book talks about evaluating prediction for finance, stock markets, earthquakes, baseball etc. As the name suggests, it also talks about failures of predictions and the reason behind them. It is a good read for anyone who wants to find out the success behind the accurate and meaningful predictions.
With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.
Author: Eric Seigal
Amazon Rating: 4.1 stars
As the title suggests, Predictive Analytics talks about how organizations judge human behavior to predict who will click and who will buy. This book unleashes the power of data; it shows how data can be used for predicting future trends which helps the organizations to make the decisions in the present.
For future hands–on practitioners pursuing a career in predictive analytics, this book sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more.
Author: Russel Glass & Sean Calahan
Amazon Rating: 4.8 stars
The Big Data-Driven Business gives you a lot of real life examples of Apple, Blackberry, Corpenicus etc. which show that how people will use Big Data to predict the future trends. Through this book you can:
The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits gives the businesses the perfect guidance to businesses for using the data in the right way.
Author: Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Amazon Rating: 4.2 stars
The images and stories captured in The Human Face of Big Data are the result of an extraordinary artistic, technical and logistical juggling act aimed at capturing the human face of the Big Data Revolution. The Human Face of Big Data explains the concept of Big Data from many interesting perspectives. It will enable you to sense, understand and measure phases of your existence in ways that were not possible before.
Author: Phil Simon
Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars
Just like the name, this book is too important to be ignored. Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data
is targeted towards the CIOs, CEOs, Presidents and the IT professionals. If you already have a fair idea about the workings of Big Data and Data Science then you should definitely read this book. In this book, the author provides commonsense advice for organizations looking to make sense out of the information streaming to them with unprecedented volume, velocity, and variety.
Author: Foster Provost & Tom Fawsett
Amazon Rating: 4.6 stars
Data Science for Business will provide you with the basic understanding of data science by discussing the fundamental principles in the context of business examples. It also covers the most common techniques and methods use for data science. After reading this book you’ll be able to:
This book is targeted towards the people who will be working with data scientist, developers who will be implementing data science solutions and the aspiring data scientists.
So that was the list of some Best Books on Big Data. So which one you are planning to read first?
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