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Thank you for contacting us. There are a few solutions you can use to send data from the Edison to a cloud application.
The solutions we recommend are: Amazon Web Services (AWS)*, Microsoft Azure* IoT Hub, or IBM Bluemix* IoT. There are guides available with step by step instructions on how to configure these services to work and communicate with the Edison. These guides can be seen here:
Now in regards to the IDE, is not that the ISS is a better IDE than the Arduino IDE, but which one will offer your project the most resources and best performance. With the ISS, you can easily send data to a cloud service. This procedure is described here: https://github.com/intel-iot-devkit/how-to-code-samples/blob/master/access-control/cpp/README.md
Let me know if this is what you were looking for.