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Best of Upside’s Data Digest

Articles explore big data success factors, best practices (and pitfalls) of big data), on-premises vs cloud workloads, IoT security, and improving data scientist performance.

6 Big Data Success Factors (Source: Business 2 Community)
Getting tangible benefits from big data has been difficult for many enterprises; this article offers tactics for creating an effective big data strategy that will improve your customers' experience.

Best Practices and Pitfalls of Big Data (Source: Business 2 Community)
The author of this article explains how big data is being used and misused in marketing.

Stay On-Premises or Migrate to the Cloud? (Source: CloudTweaks)
Many enterprises are moving workloads to the cloud; this article argues that the cloud may not be cheaper for all enterprises and explains when hybrid solutions might be the best choice.

Prepare Security for IoT Devices Before Deployment (Source: Embedded Computing Design)
IoT devices can be more vulnerable than other connected devices, but there are ways to lower your risk. This article provides a checklist of measures to improve IoT security.

Support Your Data Scientist (Source: Kdnuggets)
Data scientists are being misunderstood in many enterprises; this article explains how to restructure your data department for better data scientist performance.

Best Practices for Building Scalable Applications (Source: O'Reilly Media)
In this article, read about 5 practical focus areas for building a scalable application with high availability.

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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