The European Data Portal editorial team can recommend three books to take with you and read during your (home) holiday this summer!
Title: The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and their Consequences
Author: Rob Kitchin
Description: This book provides an overview and introduction to thinking conceptually about data, data infrastructures, data analytics, and data markets. The writer discusses technical shortcomings and the social, political, and ethical consequences of the data revolution. Thereby, an analysis of the implications of the data revolution to academic, business, and government practices is provided.
Title: Ethics of Big Data: Balancing Risk and Innovation
Author: Kord Davis
Description: Data-handling practices can reflect an organisation’s core values and can directly affect the reputation of an organisation and revenue. It is important for any organisation to form a coherent and consistent position on the use of big data. The author describes how to maintain a balance between the benefits of innovation and the risks of unintended consequences.
Title: Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Author: Martin Kleppmann
Description: The author illustrates advantages and disadvantages of various technologies for processing and storing data. The book can be of interest for software engineers and architects planning to develop an application. According to the author, software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles of data storage and processing remain the same.
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