Random Quotes from New Books This April

Jacket image, Successful Business Process Management by Paul K. BermanSuccessful Business Process Management: What You Need to Know to Get Results by Paula K. Berman

“The exact boundaries of a process are usually somewhat arbitrary, especially when you are defining multiple interlocking procedures—where does one begin and the other end? It depends on whose point of view you want to include in the procedure. These decisions also help you determine what triggers the process.” (page 98)

Jacket image, Think Bigger by Mark Van RijmenamThink Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business by Mark Van Rijmenam

“Hadoop, which is named after the elephant toy of the child of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because existing data storage processing tools appeared inadequate to handle the large amounts of data that started to appear with the growth of the Internet. First, Google developed the programming model MapReduce to cope with the flow of data that resulted from its mission to organize and make universally accessible the world’s information. Yahoo, in response, developed Hadoop in 2005 as an implementation of MapReduce. It was released as an open source tool under the Apache license.” (page 59)

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