Data News Roundup – Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Data News Roundup – Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Welcome to AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, July 16th, 2020. Before we dive into this week’s roundup of news and developments helping shape the world of big data and analytics, we want to call out a couple of recent hits from members of the AtScale team. 

DATAVERISTY published the first in a series of articles on “The Myth of “The Cloud is Cheaper” written by Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale. In the piece, Chris writes: “There is always investment required to maximize ROI for any enterprise in any market segment, technological advance, etc. The cloud is no different.” View the full article at the link below.

Sarah Gerweck, chief technology officer and co-founder of AtScale, recently joined Neil Hughes, host of The Tech Talks Daily Podcast for a conversation that spanned a variety of topics – from the increasing pressure on IT/data professionals to harness the power of data and analytics for business intelligence, to Sarah’s background and AtScale’s founding story. Click the link below to listen to the episode.  

Here are the stories in this week’s Data News Roundup:

Hacker breaches security firm in act of revenge – July 13th, 2020

By Catalin Cimpanu


A hacker who is selling records from the MGM Resorts breach claims to have obtained them – and billions of others – from databases indexed by DataViper, a data leak monitoring service.

Google Cloud’s new BigQuery Omni will let developers query data in GCP, AWS and Azure July 14th, 2020

By Frederic Lardinois


At its virtual Cloud Next ’20 event earlier this week, Google announced a number of updates to its cloud portfolio, including the private alpha launch of BigQuery Omni. The new service allows the BigQuery data warehouse service to query data residing in other clouds.

The Future Of Work Post-Covid-19 – July 15th, 2020

By Gil Press


The data of the pandemic (so far) can offer clues about how work is performed and where work is done. According to this article in Forbes, “AtScale is providing, as a public service, access to the relevant data and tools for its analysis,” noting that “the rise, fall and rise in Covid-19 cases are reflected in the data.” To read more, click the link above.

White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations – July 15th, 2020

By Pien Huang and Selena Simon-Duffin


The Trump Administration has mandated that hospitals sidestep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send critical information about COVID-19 hospitalizations and equipment to a different federal database.

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Until next week –