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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Best of Upside's Data Digest

This week we feature articles about big data: its benefits and challenges, HIPAA security restrictions on big data, all-flash storage for big data analytics, and prioritizing the components of your big data strategy.

Big Data Benefits and Challenges
(Source: Lifehacker Austrailia)

There's still plenty of confusion surrounding big data partially because of how hyped it was. Plenty of enterprises jumped on the bandwagon without knowing what they signed up for. This article provides a quick overview of all the benefits and challenges of big data. It also gives a quick appraisal of all mainstream big data tools.

Big Data: 5 Trends to Watch in 2016
(Source: Betanews)

Amid so much new and evolving technology, what's worth paying attention to and what's hype? Here's one author's list of the five biggest trends in big data you'll see this year.

Flash Tackles Big Data Analytics
(Source: PC World Austrailia)

All-flash storage arrays are no longer reserved for special applications. As enterprises systems are being scaled down for midsize firms, petabyte-scale flash platforms are coming to the aid of analyzing big data.

Pillars of Trust Required for Effective Data Analytics
(Source: Kdnuggets)

Data analytics is absolutely crucial to enterprises today. The insight gained from big data is used to make a wide range of decisions. Yet, how much can you trust that insight or data analytics in general? This article examines when and why you can trust insight from data analytics.

How HIPAA May Hinder Big Data Analytics
(Source: JD Supra)

Privacy laws can put a crimp in enterprises that analyze health care data protected by HIPAA regulations.

IoT Implementation Setting Up Inevitable Security "Cascade Failure"
(Source: Computer Weekly)

The Internet of Things may still too young to be understood, but that is no excuse for the shoddy implementation of it in most enterprises. This article claims that "plug-and-pray" adoption of the IoT is going to lead to an inevitable collapse if something is not changed.

Proper Prioritization in Big Data Strategy

It is easy to get lost in the enormous world of big data. If your enterprise does not have a strategy coming in, it may never come out with the supposed benefits of big data. This article reviews what the main priorities of an enterprise should be when coming up with a big data strategy.

About the Author

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

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