© 2014

Information Systems Management in the Big Data Era


Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 1-18
  3. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 19-52
  4. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 53-79
  5. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 81-101
  6. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 103-123
  7. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 125-146
  8. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 147-167
  9. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 169-191
  10. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 193-213
  11. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 215-237
  12. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 239-266
  13. Peter Lake, Robert Drake
    Pages 267-288
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


This timely text/reference explores the business and technical issues involved in the management of information systems in the era of big data and beyond. The book presents a solid introduction to the concepts of information systems and big data, guiding the reader from first principles and making extensive use of examples to promote a deeper understanding of both theory and practice.

Topics and features:

  • Presents review questions and discussion topics in each chapter for classroom group work and individual research assignments
  • Discusses the potential use of a variety of big data tools and techniques in a business environment, explaining how these can fit within an information systems strategy
  • Reviews existing theories and practices in information systems, and explores their continued relevance in the era of big data
  • Describes the key technologies involved in information systems in general and big data in particular, placing these technologies in an historic context
  • Suggests areas for further research in this fast moving domain
  • Equips readers with an understanding of the important aspects of a data scientist’s job
  • Provides hands-on experience to further assist in the understanding of the technologies involved
  • With a Foreword by Professor Richard Hill, Head of the Department of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby, UK

This comprehensive and accessible work is emine

ntly suitable for modular courses on modern information systems, for students of both computer science and management. Professionals interested in data science in the context of how it can be used in business will also find the book to be ideal for self-study.


Analytics Big Data Database Administration Hadoop Information Management Information Systems MapReduce NoSQL

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Peter Lake is a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Formerly the Technical Director of a software house, he has 30 years of industrial experience as well as 15 years as a lecturer specialising in database technology. His other Springer publications include the successful titles Concise Guide to Databases and Guide to Cloud Computing.

Robert Drake is also a Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, and has prior experience as Regional Director of Allocate Software, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bibliographic information

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“It is about business, about realizing the value of information systems, and about governing our systems and people in a big data environment. Though designed as a text for a one-semester course on information systems (IS), it can serve as a resource for newly minted managers in business and government large-scale information technology (IT) sites as well. … The authors continually provide the reader with interesting and thoughtful corporate experiences relevant to the topic at hand.” (Robert M. Lynch, Computing Reviews, June, 2015)