Books and Authors at Data Day Texas

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The following Data Day Texas speakers will be signing copies of their books during office hours.

All author book signings will be held at the O’Reilly exhibit. This is a great opportunity to meet O’Reilly authors and get free copies of their books. Complimentary copies new titles will be given to the first 25 attendees. Limit one free book per attendee.

High Performance Spark (Holden Karau / Rachel Warren)

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



Database Reliability Engineering (Laine Campbell / Charity Majors)

The title has been changed to : Database Reliability Engineering: Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems. If you’re an IT professional looking to broaden your knowledge of database administration, this practical book takes you through each component of site reliability and operations within the context of database engines. IT staffers with minimal database operations experience can use this knowledge as a foundation of the architecture and operations within a specific database.
This book uses open-source engines such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Cassandra as examples throughout.




Author's gallery from past Data Day events.

Above: You can always locate the O'Reilly exhibit at Data Day - just follow the line!


Above: Annalis Clint of O'Reilly Media chatting before Paco Nathan's booksigning at Data Day 2014.


Above: Wes McKinney signing his book, Python for Data Analysis, at Data Day 2013.