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Interesting articles we found on the Web focus on real-time streaming analytics, getting started with Internet of Things data, and storage features that help you manage data.

Getting Started with the IoT Data
(Source: Tech Target)

The IoT is the gateway to all sorts of new data and possibilities. This article links you to a variety of articles and videos that explain the most important parts of the IoT to help you get started incorporating this technology in your enterprise.

Making the Most of Real-Time Streaming Analytics
(Source: Datanami)

Real-time data analytics was a challenge at one point, but with event stream processing technology , that is no longer the case with the IoT and other software in place. This article discusses a few ways to benefit from streaming analytics plus why the IoT will make such analytics necessary.

Don't Move Your Data
(Source: Datanami)

Moving all your information assets to the cloud is a hot trend in the enterprise world right now, but unless you see a clear advantage in doing so, there are plenty of reasons not to switch to the cloud. This article offers five reasons why you should keep your data in its current physical infrastructure.

Big Data's Unheard-of Influences on the Enterprise World
(Source: Forbes)

Big data is thrown around as a buzzword to describe a multitude of new enterprise benefits and projects, but what has it really benefited? This article takes a close look at the unsung impacts of big data and how they are affecting enterprises around the globe.

Reacting to a Data Breach: The First 24 Hours
(Source: Information Age)

Sometimes your enterprise gets hacked and there is nothing you can do to stop it. How you respond to a data breach can keep damage to a minimum. Here's what to do in the first, most critical, 24 hours after a data breach.

Storage Features That Help You Optimize, Deliver, and Control Your Data
(Source: Data Center Knowledge)

Revolutionary features are being added to data storage platforms, but few articles are talking about them. This article reveals seven of the most important new features added to current storage offerings that benefit storage control and infrastructure the most.

Applying Mise en Place to Data Preparation
(Source: I Crunch Data News)

Before analyzing big data, you must first prepare the large amounts of unstructured clutter to do so. However, as this article explains, poor data prep is far too common and affects the end product. A better way to prepare data, this article argues, is to have the entire staff help prepare the data similar to how a French restaurant makes sure its ingredients are ready. Make sure your data is ready for analysis so you'll get accurate results.

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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