What is Machine Learning

What is Machine Learning

What is Artificial Intelligence There are many definitions and explanations of the term “Artificial Intelligence.” (AI) Though many authors have tried to explain it from a different perspective, in the end, they all seem to be saying the same thing. Artificial Intelligence has to do with that branch of Computer…

Cloud Computing for Business

Businesses cannot afford to ignore the importance of Cloud Computing. It has become the gateway to obtaining competitive advantage since the technology increases productivity. This chapter takes a look at the benefits of Cloud Computing to businesses, the risks associated with the technology, cost factors, and how it helps with…

Cloud Computing Challenges

Availability It may seem ironical to discuss availability as a major challenge of Cloud Computing. After all, isn’t Cloud Computing the most preferred solution when dealing with availability? The assumption that many of us make is that mirrored data, great backups, and multiple data centers are the iconic features of…

Cloud Computing Types

There are different types of Cloud Computing. This chapter discusses each of these, splitting them into two main categories: service layers and deployment models. Service Layers Similar to an onion, the cloud is made up of layers. There are three major layers that make up the cloud, namely: Infrastructure as…

Cloud Computing Essential Characteristics

This chapter takes a look at all the essential characteristics of Cloud Computing, including: elasticity, scalability, resource pooling, flexible pricing models, service layers, and ubiquitous network access. Elasticity & Scalability Elasticity refers to the ability of the infrastructure resources to grow or shrink in a dynamic manner (Complete Controller, 2018). That…

What is Cloud Computing

The chapter covers all the basic information to ease understanding of Cloud Computing technology. It touches on what Cloud Computing is, the shift from computing to Cloud Computing, how IT has become a utility, and the advantages and drawbacks of this technology. What is Cloud Computing Cloud Computing is one…

What is Big Data

Big Data is fast becoming inscribed in conventional language usage. Whether these people are interested in statistical analysis, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc, they can hardly hold discussions without the term Big Data being mentioned. But what is this term all about? This chapter introduces  the…

Where are Big Data from

This chapter explores the different sources of Big Data such as mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, web 2.0, and open data. Mobile and standard devices Mobile devices are yielding massive amounts of data. We live in a generation where smartphones affect our everyday lives. It has become…

The 5 V’s of Big Data

There is a lot of Big Data around as it is being generated at astronomical rates. In order to make sense of these vast amounts of data, Big Data is split into several segments on the basis of V’s: volume, variety, velocity, veracity, and value. This chapter presents a discussion…

Big Data Concepts

In order to better understand Big Data, one must have an understanding of the various concepts involved including Big Data cluster, Big Data storage, Big Data computing and retrieval, and Big Data service management. Big Data Cluster Clustering is a concept in Machine Learning where data is grouped into data…