Businesses are gathering data today at exponential rates and yet few people know how to access it meaningfully. If you’re a business or IT professional, this short hands-on guide teaches you how to pull and transform data with SQL in significant ways. You will quickly master the fundamentals of SQL and learn how to create your own databases. Author Thomas Nield provides exercises throughout the book to help you practice your newfound SQL skills at home, without having to use a database server environment. Not only will you learn how to use key SQL statements to find and manipulate your data, but you’ll also discover how to efficiently design and manage databases to meet your needs. You’ll also learn how to: Explore relational databases, including lightweight and centralized models Use SQLite and SQLiteStudio to create lightweight databases in minutes Query and transform data in meaningful ways by using SELECT, WHERE, GROUP BY, and ORDER BY Join tables to get a more complete view of your business data Build your own tables and centralized databases by using normalized design principles Manage data by learning how to INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE records
Several years ago a challenge was given to technology instructor Rick A. Morelan. Take downsized workers with little or no experience with computers or technology and turn them into industry certified technology experts. The proven material from this venture is now available to you as the Joes 2 Pros series of books and videos. This new approach has vivid pictures on almost every page that shows what you should see on your computer screen as you work through the material, and downloadable content, home practice labs, software, and fun review games available from the joes2pros web site. Starting with the basic lesson: "What is a Database? " this book helps beginners get comfortable with the SQL language. From there, you will walk step-by-step through the basics. 'Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros' is the second edition of the popular 'T-SQL Joes 2 Pros' with updated content and a lower price. The language examples in this book can be used with any standard SQL engine. Regardless of your skill level, you too can evolve from "Joe" to "Pro" by following the steps outlined in this book. Note: My publisher is not able to put a DVD in the back of the book but a DVD showing all topic and labs in 3 hours of full video can be bought on Amazon at this link http: //www.amazon.com/Beginning-SQL-Joes-Pros-70-433/dp/B004GEB67C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294633127&sr=8-2 or search for the Joes 2 Pros DVD kit. Also so everyone can get started we do have 1 hour of free videos for EVERY SQL book on the Joes2Pros site to help get you started.
Teaching the SQL skills that businesses demand when hiring programmers If you're a SQL beginner, you don't just want to learn SQL basics, you also want to get some practical SQL skills you can use in the job market. This book gives you both. Covering the basics through intermediate topics with clear explanations, hands-on exercises, and helpful solutions, this book is the perfect introduction to SQL. Topics include both the current SQL:2008 standards, the upcoming SQL:2011 standards, and also how to use SQL against current releases of the most popular commercial SQL databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Introduces SQL concepts, explains SQL statements, and clearly shows how to write efficient and effective SQL code Uses a hands-on style and a sample database that incorporates all SQL concepts taught in the book; this database will be enhanced through the book as key points and lessons are covered Covers topics such as how SQL interacts with the sample database via various interfaces, including vendor-provided utilities, programming languages, SQL clients, and productivity software Includes appendices with primers on database normalization, set theory and bollean algebra, RDBMS software step-by-step setup guides, and database connectivity Learn how to write effective, efficient SQL code with Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners.
If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to complete and master Crystal Reports 2008 design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Business Objects Crystal Reports 2008 For Beginners book, is a self-paced visual guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. This book is for the beginner and intermediate user. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 500 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software. If you are looking for a book for Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2010, see ISBN 9781935208129. If you have used a previous version of Crystal Reports and only want to learn about the new features, see ISBN 1-935208-01-2 What's New in Crystal Reports 2008.
This book is specifically for the version of Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio 2005. If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to learn and use the version of Crystal Reports that comes bundled with Visual Studio 2005, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005 For Beginners book, is a self-paced visual guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. This book is for the beginner and intermediate user. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 500 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software. Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008, ISBN 978-0-9773912-8-8 is also available. If you are looking for a beginners book for Crystal Reports XI, see ISBN 978-0-9773912-3-3.
Perform end-to-end data analysis to gain efficient data insight
Author: Marek Chmel
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Find, explore, and extract big data to transform into actionable insights Key Features Perform end-to-end data analysis—from exploration to visualization Real-world examples, tasks, and interview queries to be a proficient data scientist Understand how SQL is used for big data processing using HiveQL and SparkSQL Book Description SQL Server is a relational database management system that enables you to cover end-to-end data science processes using various inbuilt services and features. Hands-On Data Science with SQL Server 2017 starts with an overview of data science with SQL to understand the core tasks in data science. You will learn intermediate-to-advanced level concepts to perform analytical tasks on data using SQL Server. The book has a unique approach, covering best practices, tasks, and challenges to test your abilities at the end of each chapter. You will explore the ins and outs of performing various key tasks such as data collection, cleaning, manipulation, aggregations, and filtering techniques. As you make your way through the chapters, you will turn raw data into actionable insights by wrangling and extracting data from databases using T-SQL. You will get to grips with preparing and presenting data in a meaningful way, using Power BI to reveal hidden patterns. In the concluding chapters, you will work with SQL Server integration services to transform data into a useful format and delve into advanced examples covering machine learning concepts such as predictive analytics using real-world examples. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to handle the growing amounts of data and perform everyday activities that a data science professional performs. What you will learn Understand what data science is and how SQL Server is used for big data processing Analyze incoming data with SQL queries and visualizations Create, train, and evaluate predictive models Make predictions using trained models and establish regular retraining courses Incorporate data source querying into SQL Server Enhance built-in T-SQL capabilities using SQLCLR Visualize data with Reporting Services, Power View, and Power BI Transform data with R, Python, and Azure Who this book is for Hands-On Data Science with SQL Server 2017 is intended for data scientists, data analysts, and big data professionals who want to master their skills learning SQL and its applications. This book will be helpful even for beginners who want to build their career as data science professionals using the power of SQL Server 2017. Basic familiarity with SQL language will aid with understanding the concepts covered in this book.
This is a hands-on, practical approach to developing games on the OUYA console. It includes step-by-step examples as well as detailed theoretical explanations of industry practices. If you want to explore the development of games for the OUYA console, this is the book for you. From beginners to advanced users, the book allows developers to address various issues related to development projects for the OUYA console.
A beginner's guide to mining massive datasets through interactive analysis
Author: Thirukkumaran Haridass
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Get a fundamental understanding of how Google BigQuery works by analyzing and querying large datasets About This Book Get started with BigQuery API and write custom applications using it Learn how BigQuery API can be used for storing, managing, and query massive datasets with ease A practical guide with examples and use-cases to teach you everything you need to know about Google BigQuery Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, data analyst, or a data scientist looking to run complex queries over thousands of records in seconds, this book will help you. No prior experience of working with BigQuery is assumed. What You Will Learn Get a hands-on introduction to Google Cloud Platform and its services Understand the different data types supported by Google BigQuery Migrate your enterprise data to BigQuery and query it using the legacy and standard SQL techniques Use partition tables in your project and query external data sources and wild card tables Create tables and data sets dynamically using the BigQuery API Perform real-time inserting of records for analytics using Python and C# Visualize your BigQuery data by connecting it to third party tools such as Tableau and R Master the Google Cloud Pub/Sub for implementing real-time reporting and analytics of your Big Data In Detail Google BigQuery is a popular cloud data warehouse for large-scale data analytics. This book will serve as a comprehensive guide to mastering BigQuery, and how you can utilize it to quickly and efficiently get useful insights from your Big Data. You will begin with getting a quick overview of the Google Cloud Platform and the various services it supports. Then, you will be introduced to the Google BigQuery API and how it fits within in the framework of GCP. The book covers useful techniques to migrate your existing data from your enterprise to Google BigQuery, as well as readying and optimizing it for analysis. You will perform basic as well as advanced data querying using BigQuery, and connect the results to various third party tools for reporting and visualization purposes such as R and Tableau. If you're looking to implement real-time reporting of your streaming data running in your enterprise, this book will also help you. This book also provides tips, best practices and mistakes to avoid while working with Google BigQuery and services that interact with it. By the time you're done with it, you will have set a solid foundation in working with BigQuery to solve even the trickiest of data problems. Style and Approach This book follows a step-by-step approach to teach readers the concepts of Google BigQuery using SQL. To explain various data querying processes, large-scale datasets are used wherever required.