Thursday, July 9, 2015

Introduction to MySQL and SQL for Absolute Beginners or as Quick Refresher

The database management system (DBMS) becomes extremely more important in the data era. MySQL is an open source software as relational database management system (RDBMS). It can be freely downloaded here. The instructions for installations, testing, and simple operations are provided here. And more SQL commands can be found on the website of SQLCourse, which is also an interactive online SQL training platform.

Monday, July 6, 2015

An Introductory Book to Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) has been a hot concept. I have been wondering what it is exactly. Now I get a satisfactory answer from the book Business Intelligence: Making Decisions through Data Analytics. This book gives a thorough and systematic introduction to BI and its tools. Basically, BI and its tools are derived from the following four areas: statistics and econometrics, operations research, artificial intelligence, and database technologies. This book successfully connects what I have grasped to BI.

I guess it would be a good idea to start to explore BI from this book.