Data News Roundup – Thursday, April 9th

Data News Roundup April 9th

AtScale’s Data News Roundup blog series delivers a weekly roundup of the latest news stories and developments shaping the world of big data and analytics. Here is your Data News Roundup for Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

What’s in the headlines this week? The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on all aspects of life and the economy and market continues. Data governance is a top priority for organizations in 2020. Zoom has major privacy and security flaws.

Azure, AWS, and GCP: A Multicloud Service Cheat Sheet – April 2nd, 2020


By Hamida Rebai

A multi-cloud service cheat sheet on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, covering AI, big data, computing, databases and other areas for multi-cloud architectures.

How should security influence your data governance policy? – April 3rd, 2020

AI & Big Data Blog 

By Sophie Weaver

Organizations are under pressure to devise better data governance policies and cybersecurity strategies as cyberattacks and data breaches continue to wreak havoc across the enterprise. Data virtualization and data governance are top priorities for organizations in 2020. According to an independent survey from AtScale, Cloudera and ODPi titled, The Big Data & Analytics Maturity 2020 Survey, 80% of enterprises said that data governance is very important to them.

  • Click here to download the full “Big Data & Analytics Maturity 2020 Survey Report.”
Enterprise Tech 30: Snowflake – April 7th, 2020

In this series episode, Nasdaq speaks with Frank Slootman of Snowflake, which was recently named to Wing Venture Capital’s Enterprise Tech 30 list, a list of some of the most promising private companies, as determined by venture capital investors.

  • Snowflake is a proud technology partner of AtScale. Check out our blog post “Snowflake & AtScale, A Perfect Fit” for details.
Zoom Rushes to Improve Privacy for Consumers Flooding Its Service – April 8th, 2020

The New York Times 

By Natasha Singer, Nicole Perlroth and Aaron Krolik

The explosive popularity of Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light a number of privacy and security flaws in the videoconferencing service. 

Rolls-Royce leads data analytics alliance with its sights set on COVID-19 economic recovery – April 8th, 2020

The Register

By Lindsay Clark

There’s a surge of organizations proposing big data insight for COVID-19 response and according to this article in The Register, one noteworthy initiative comes from Rolls-Royce. While the company has not yet released any partnership details or its technical approach, a recent Rolls-Royce blog post by Caroline Gorski, director of R2 Data Labs, asks everyone to join them in “using data analytics finding new ways to respond to and recover from COVID-19.”

Stay safe and be well!