Data News Roundup – Thursday, February 20th

Data News Roundup

Happy Thursday! Here is the latest edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup for February 20th, 2020. We’ve curated the following roundup to give you, our busy data/IT practitioners and business professionals, a definitive list of the latest news and stories helping shape the world of big data and analytics. 

Average tenure of a CISO is just 26 months due to high stress and burnout – February 12, 2020

By Catalin Cimpanu


A recent report by Nominet reveals that chief information security officers (CISOs or CSOs) across the industry are citing high levels of stress. According to the report, a survey of 800 CISOs and executives from companies in the US and UK shows that 88% of CISOs reported being “’moderately or tremendously stressed.’” Factors contributing to CISOs’ heightened stress levels include the inability to switch off, pressure from their boards, lack of work-life balance and more.

Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share – February 18, 2020

By Ron Miller


Ron Miller from TechCrunch explores the cloud infrastructure market leaders, Amazon and Microsoft. While Amazon Web Services (AWS) takes the number one spot, Miller writes that “Microsoft is growing at close to twice the rate as Amazon  — 62.3% versus Amazon’s 33.2%.” According to the article, Google trails as the number-three vendor.

Announcing Snowflake on Google Cloud Platform – February 19, 2020

By Kevin Ichhpurani

Google Cloud Blog

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Snowflake announced general availability on Google Cloud. According to this Google Cloud blog post, “both companies have experienced a growing demand from customers to operationalize Snowflake on GCP.” The news comes shortly after Snowflake announced $479 million in funding (more on that here). Bonus: Click here to learn how AtScale works with Snowflake. 

Big data: How it affects your job and future – February 19, 2020

By Jay Hilotin

Gulf News

A visual story showing that it’s not the amount of data, but what’s done with that data the matters. The piece starts with a retrospective look at big data and concludes with top big data users today.

Big Tech to Face More Requirements in Europe on Data Sharing, AI – February 19, 2020

By Valentina Pop 

The Wall Street Journal 

This article in The WSJ reports that on Wednesday, Feb. 19, EU regulators unveiled plans aimed at placing more restrictions on machine learning-enabled technologies across industries. The article also touches on the discussions happening around data-sharing obligations.

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