Agile Data Science Building Data Analytics Applications with Hadoop

ISBN-10: 1449326269

ISBN-13: 9781449326265

Edition: 2012

Authors: Russell Jurney

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Mining data requires a deep investment in people and time. How can you be sure you’re building the right models? What tools help you connect with the customer’s needs? With this hands-on book, you’ll learn a flexible toolset and methodology for building effective analytics applications.Agile Datashows you how to create an environment for exploring data, using lightweight tools such as Ruby, Python, Apache Pig, and the D3.js (Data-Driven Documents) JavaScript library. You’ll learn an iterative approach that allows you to quickly change the kind of analysis you’re doing, as you discover what the data is telling you. All the example code in this book is available as working Heroku apps.Build an application to mine your own email inboxUse several data structures to extract multiple features from a single dataset, and learn how different perspectives can yield insightRapidly boot your applications as simple front-ends to key/value storesAdd features driven by descriptive and inferential statistics, machine learning, and data visualizationGather usage data and talk to real users to help guide your data-driven explorationYou can provide constructive comments on the manuscript through O’Reilly’s Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). Learn more at
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Russell Jurney cut his data teeth in casino gaming, building web apps to analyze the performance of slot machines in the US and Mexico. After dabbling in entrepreneurship, interactive media and journalism, he moved to silicon valley to build analytics applications at scale at Ning and LinkedIn. He lives on the ocean in Pacifica, California with his wife Kate and two fuzzy dogs.

Agile Big Data
Big Words Defined
Agile Big Data Teams
Recognizing the Opportunity and Problem
Adapting to Change
Agile Big Data Process
Code Review and Pair Programming
Agile Environments: Engineering Productivity
Collaboration Space
Private Space
Personal Space
Realizing Ideas with Large-Format Printing
Working with Raw Data
Raw Email
Structured Versus Semistructured Data
Extracting and Exposing Features in Evolving Schemas
Data Pipelines
Data Perspectives
Time Series
Natural Language
Agile Tools
Scalability = Simplicity
Agile Big Data Processing
Setting Up a Virtual Environment for Python
Serializing Events with Avro
Avro for Python
Collecting Data
Data Processing with Pig
Installing Pig
Publishing Data with MongoDB
Installing MongoDB
Installing MongoDB's Java Driver
Installing mongo-hadoop
Pushing Data to MongoDB from Pig
Searching Data with ElasticSearch
ElasticSearch and Pig with Wonderdog
Reflecting on our Workflow
Lightweight Web Applications
Python and Flask
Presenting Our Data
Installing Bootstrap
Booting Boostrap
Visualizing Data with D3.js and nvd3.js
To the Cloud!
Echo on dotCloud
Python Workers
Amazon Web Services
Simple Storage Service
Elastic MapReduce
MongoDB as a Service
Google Analytics
Mortar Data
Climbing the Pyramid
Collecting and Displaying Records
Putting It All Together
Collect and Serialize Our Inbox
Process and Publish Our Emails
Presenting Emails in a Browser
Serving Emails with Flask and pymongo
Rendering HTML5 with Jinja2
Agile Checkpoint
Listing Emails
Listing Emails with MongoDB
Anatomy of a Presentation
Searching Our Email
Indexing Our Email with Pig, ElasticSearch, and Wonderdog
Searching Our Email on the Web
Visualizing Data with Charts
Good Charts
Extracting Entities: Email Addresses
Extracting Emails
Visualizing Time
Exploring Data with Reports
Building Reports with Multiple Charts
Linking Records
Extracting Keywords from Emails with TF-IDF
Making Predictions
Predicting Response Rates to Emails
Driving Actions
Properties of Successful Emails
Better Predictions with Naive Bayes
P(Reply From & To)
P(Reply Token)
Making Predictions in Real Time
Logging Events
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