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Data News Roundup – Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome back to your one stop shop for all things big data news.

This week is another exciting one for our team, as we just released the latest version of our platform. Our 2020.3 release comes with extended support for Azure Databricks, and we truly could not be more thrilled about it. More on the release is available here if you’re interested in learning about the new abilities we’re empowering customers with.   

On the industry news front, a lot of interesting things are happening. Following are the stories that caught our eye and are worth a look.

SAP Sees COVID-19, Hard-To-Control Public Cloud Costs Driving More On-Premises Engagements – August 13th, 2020

By Steven Burke

CRN

SAP reports that COVID-19 is driving more focus on data sovereignty, and that – combined with hard-to-control public cloud costs – is driving an increase in on-premises rollouts.

Collaboration is key to earning cloud computing cost savings – August 18th, 2020

By Will Kelly

TechTarget

TechTarget makes the argument for better collaboration between finance and IT teams in order address the complicated pricing scenarios associated with cloud computing.

Will cloud optimisation control spiralling IT budgets in the post COVID-19 era? – August 19th, 2020

By Nick Ismail

Information Age

Research from Rackspace finds that 3/4 UK IT leaders have concerns around budget due to the pandemic, with cloud optimization viewed by most as a key way to control spiraling costs.

AWS Graviton2 brings ‘major performance leap’ to Amazon EKS – August 18th, 2020

By Anthony Spadafora

Tech Radar

Amazon’s cloud computing arm AWS has announced that its fully managed Kubernetes service Amazon EKS is now generally available on its Graviton2 processor.

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