Nasir Raheem is an accomplished, innovative, and results-driven project manager, architect and business analyst with over 20 years of wide-ranging experience encompassing I.T Infra-structure design, planning and implementation of highly integrated systems that included Big Data (HIVE) Database Administration, Business Re-engineering, Asset & Data management (ServiceNow), Data Integration, Data Modeling, Disaster Recovery and ERP Database /Application cloning projects. He is an experienced manager of IT projects related to multi-billion dollar corporate mergers, migration, server upgrades, database upgrades, data conversion, cloning and integration of supply chain management ERP and CRM application modules at Wells Fargo Bank, WebTV (now Microsoft) and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now Western Digital). He is also a published author and instructor of an online course approved by Harvard University Innovation Lab, 'March towards Big Data.'
[Big Data: A Tutorial-Based Approach] is a well thought-out guide, comprising of tutorials and graphic illustrations, that builds an integrated approach which clearly answers the 'What' and the 'How' and the 'Why' of 'Big Data'. It takes the readers on an inquisitive journey through the information wonderland of data lakes and provides the tools and techniques to bring about the marriage of structured and unstructured data. It is a must-read primer that keeps its eyes always set on the end goal of extracting useful business insight from 'Big Data' by fully exploiting the potential of Hadoop Distributed File System Infrastructure, MapReduce processing, and Agile Data Analytics to implement proper Data Migration, Data Ingestion, Data Management, Data Analytics, Data Visualization and Data Virtualization processes. Last but not the least, this book finally tests the readers on their understanding of 'Big Data' in the form of a QUIZ. -Dr. Sohail Subhani, Winona State University