New free book from Microsoft Research. I really can’t wait to dig into this. 

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery - Microsoft Research

Presenting the first broad look at the rapidly emerging field of data-intensive science

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific DiscoveryIncreasingly, scientific breakthroughs will be powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets.

The speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of eScience such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies.