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Handbook of Data Intensive Computing Presents Comprehensive View of Data Intensive Computing Theory and Real World Applications in Academia, Research and Private Industry

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Edited by LexisNexis Risk Solutions CTO and Florida Atlantic University Professor Written For Programmers, Researchers, Developers, Business Managers, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Atlanta, February 15, 2012 – LexisNexis Risk Solutions® today announced the publication of Handbook of Data Intensive Computing (Springer: 2011), a collection of essays featuring contributions from world experts in the field of data intensive computing from academia, research laboratories and private industry. Real-world examples are provided throughout the book. The book was edited by Armando Escalante, CTO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and head of HPCC Systems, an open source, enterprise-proven Big Data analytics platform, and Dr. Borko Furht, professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University.

Data Intensive Computing refers to capturing, managing, analyzing, and understanding data at volumes and rates that push the frontiers of current technologies. The challenge of data intensive computing is to provide the hardware architectures and related software systems and techniques which are capable of transforming ultra-large data into valuable knowledge. Data intensive computing demands a fundamentally different set of principles than mainstream computing. Data-intensive applications typically are well suited for large-scale parallelism over the data and also require an extremely high degree of fault-tolerance, reliability, and availability.

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing is designed as a reference for practitioners and researchers, including programmers, computer and system infrastructure designers, and developers. This book can also be beneficial for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Additional books by the authors include Handbook of Cloud Computing (Springer: 2010).

About the Book
Hardcover: 811 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (December 9, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1461414148, ISBN-13: 978-1461414148

About the Authors
Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany; a professor at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida; and a senior researcher at the Institute Boris Kidric-Vinca, Yugoslavia. Professor Furht received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies.

Armando J. Escalante is senior vice president and chief technology officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this position, Mr. Escalante is responsible for technology development, information systems and operations. Prior Mr. Escalante served as vice president of Engineering and Operations for Diveo Broadband Networks where he led eight world-class Data Centers. Before Diveo Broadband Networks, Mr. Escalante was vice president and general manager for Vignette Corporation, an eBusiness software leader. He also worked for Unisys Corporation, EPSON America and Bell Labs. Mr. Escalante earned his bachelor’s in electronic engineering at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, and a master’s degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ; as well as a master’s in business administration from West Coast University, CA.

About Springer
Springer ( is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,500 employees.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is the leader in providing essential information that helps advance industry and society. Building on the legacy of proven LexisNexis® services from the past 30 years, our cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics provide total solutions that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding high standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves commercial organizations and government agencies and is comprised of several affiliated corporations, each offering premier customer-focused solutions. For more information, visit

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