Conservative estimates place spending on the industrial IoT worldwide at $500 billion by 2020. GE calculated the economic impact of just a 1 percent cost savings across industrial segments at $276 billion. What are the ingredients that will enable your company to secure a piece of this enormous pie? And how can you ensure you get your innovative products to market ahead of your competition? Mentor Graphics, Raima, and Datalight have collaborated to define and measure data management for IIoT edge devices. This paper examines the benefits that come from optimizing the software components of the data storage stack in terms of performance, reliability and device lifetime.