Data-intensive systems are a technological building block supporting Big Data and Data Science applications. Rapid emergence of these systems is driving the development of new books and courses to provide education in the techniques and technologies needed to extract knowledge from large datasets.
The work on this book was partially made possible by a grant from Norwegian Center for International Collaboration in Education (SIU)—grant no. NNA-2012/10049. This book was verified and improved through application in several long and short academic courses. Some of these courses were made possible, thanks to grants from the Amazon Web Services Educate initiative.