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Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Talend for Big Data. Readers will learn to write complex processing job codes easily with the help of clear, step-by-step instructions. Readers will also learn how to implement Hive ELT jobs, Pig aggregation and filtering jobs, and simple Sqoop jobs using the Talend big data component palette. The book costs $34.99, and is now available in all the popular electronic formats for $17.84.

About the Author:

Bahaaldine Azarmi

Bahaaldine Azarmi is the co-founder of reach5.co. With his past experience of working at Oracle and Talend, he has specialized in real-time architecture using service-oriented architecture products, big data projects, and web technologies.

Talend, a successful open source data integration solution, accelerates the adoption of new big data technologies and efficiently integrates them into an existing IT infrastructure. It is able to do this because of its intuitive graphical language, its multiple connectors to the Hadoop ecosystem, and its array of tools for data integration, quality, management, and governance.

This is a concise, pragmatic book that will help readers to perform big data analytics jobs using Hadoop technologies such as HDFS, HBase, Hive, Pig, and Sqoop.

Talend for Big Data covers the following topics:

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Data Manipulation with R, a focused guide to help readers handle large datasets, interact with database software, and manipulate data using sqldf, as well as perform factor manipulation and string processing. The print book is 102 pages long and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook is available on Kindle or PDF for $15.29.

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Release Date: 
March 2014
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Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, which will help users to create better websites and web applications. This book is available in various formats and is competitively priced at $44.99 for the print version, and $22.94 for electronic versions.

About the author:
Leon Revill has over five years' commercial web development experience with PHP5 and MySQL technologies. His development skillset extends over many JavaScript technologies, such as jQuery, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Being an all-round tech enthusiast, he shares his knowledge in form of articles and tutorials.

JQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks to have ever ruled the Web. It allows its developers to easily break away from static HTML and enables them to bring their sites into the modern era. jQuery 2.0 is a leaner, faster library without the old IE bloat such as DOM selection routines, different event models, and HTML5 shims. 

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB, a concise and thorough guide that aims to teach readers how to use Pentaho effectively to derive useful insights from MongoDB data. The book is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $26.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $13.59.

About the author:

Bo Borland is Vice President of Field Technical Sales at Pentaho, a leading big data analytics software provider. He has a passion for building teams and helping companies improve performance with data analytics. He also founded a successful analytics consulting company, Management Signals, which merged with Pentaho in 2012.

Pentaho was founded in 2004. It offers a suite of open source Business Intelligence (BI) products called Pentaho Business Analytics, providing data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dash boarding, data mining, and ETL capabilities.

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Cloudera Impala, a step-by-step guide to get readers started with Impala on their Hadoop cluster. With the help of this book, readers will learn to manipulate data rapidly by writing proper SQL statements, and explore the concepts of Impala security, administration, and troubleshooting in detail to maintain the Impala cluster. The print book is 150 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook is available in Kindle or PDF formats for just $17.84

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Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Scratch 2.0 Game Development Hotshot, a practical book containing 10 engaging projects that will help readers learn how to build video games with the easy-to-use Scratch 2.0 environment. The print book is 330 pages long and is competitively priced at $39.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $20.39.

About the authors:

Jessica Chiang is a senior software engineer, online educator, and technology enthusiast. She has worked with a wide range of interesting and cutting-edge technologies including nuclear detectors and unmanned aircraft-control systems. Not only an inquisitive learner, she also loves to teach in class as well as online through her website and YouTube channel.

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance; a tutorial-based guide that helps readers to understand the basics of, and become accomplished with, the use of R for quantitative finance.

About the Author:

Gergely Daróczi
Gergely Daróczi is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology with around eight years' experience in data management and analysis tasks within the R programming environment.

Michael Puhle
Michael Puhle obtained a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Passau in Germany. He worked for several years as a Senior Risk Controller at Allianz Global Investors in Munich, and as an Assistant Manager at KPMG's Financial Risk Management practice, where he was advising banks on market risk models.

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Cloud Development and Deployment with CloudBees by Nicolas De loof, an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide that follows a step-by-step approach to leverage CloudBees' services. The print book comes in at over 114 pages and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author:
Nicolas De loof has been a Java architect for 14 years in French IT Services companies. Being a techno-addict and an open source developer, he joined the Apache Maven team in 2007, focusing on the Google Web Toolkit plugin, and later the Jenkins community. He joined CloudBees to contribute to an awesome project: running Java in the Cloud, from source code to production.

CloudBees offers a platform as a service (PaaS) to build, run, and manage web applications. The development and deployment services that CloudBees offers helps users efficiently build and enhance applications, and connect them to existing networks and systems.

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication Apache Solr Beginner’s Guide by Alfredo Serafini. This is an easy-to-read book that will show the reader how to define simple configurations to search data in several ways for their specific context, from suggestions to advanced faceted navigation using Solr. The print book is 324 pages long and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is $22.94.

About the author:
Alfredo Serafini is a freelance software consultant, currently living in Rome, Italy. He has a mixed background, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering with a thesis on Music Information Retrieval and a professional Master's course in Sound Engineering with a thesis on gestural interface to MAX/MSP platform. He had been involved as a consultant and developer at Artificial Intelligence Research at Tor Vergata (ART) group. During this experience, he got his first chance to play with the Lucene library. He is currently a Linked Open Data enthusiast. He has also had a lot of interaction with the Scala language as well as graph and network databases.

Release Date: 
March 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce by Kaled Tannir. This book details the Hadoop MapReduce job performance optimization process with a number of clear and practical steps, helping readers to fully utilize their cluster’s node resources. The book is 120 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author: Kaled Tannir has been working with computers since 1980. He began programming with the legendary Sinclair Zx81 before moving on to Commodore products. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electronics, a Master's degree in System Information Architectures, in which he graduated with a professional thesis, and completed his education with a Research Master's degree. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and has more than 20 years of technical experience leading the development and implementation of software solutions. He currently works as an independent IT consultant and has previously worked as an infrastructure engineer, senior developer, and enterprise/solution architect for many companies in France and Canada. You can e-mail him at contact@khaledtannir.net.

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