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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Best of Upside’s Data Digest

Articles examine the job of the data scientist, advances in self-service BI, predictive analytics capabilities, streaming analytics, and locking down big data.

Profiling Data Scientists (Source: Dataversity)
This article explains the complex, cross-functional nature of data science by summarizing several recent articles describing the job and providing several accounts of real data scientists.

BI for Small Enterprises (Source: Entrepreneur)
This article explains how advances in self-service BI are bringing BI solutions into reach for enterprises of every size.

Predictive Analytics' True Capabilities (Source: Information Age)
Predictive analytics is becoming a more common practice, but this article explains why it is not the magic bullet some hope for.

Basics of Streaming Analytics (Source: Business 2 Community)
The quickest insights big data has to offer can come from streaming analytics. In this article, read advice for getting started with streaming data.

Locking Down Big Data (Source: Smart Data Collective)
This article explores the challenges and tactics for keeping big data safe in today's world of daily cybersecurity breaches.

Creating Data-Driven Content (Source: Computer World)
For enterprises that lack strong data initiatives, this article has the basics on establishing data-driven practices for a website.

Using Data to Understand Consumer Intent (Source: SEO Land)
The author of this article explains how accessing a wider amount of data can help marketers understand more about their customers' journeys.

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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