Data News Roundup – Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Data News Roundup June 18th

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Below are the stories in this week’s edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup. 

Get set for recovery – top metrics for SaaS and subscription finance leaders post-quarantine – June 17th, 2020

By David Appel 


Diginomica published advice from SaaS finance leaders on how to get through the worst of the COVID pandemic, while also preparing for opportunities ahead. The article featured advice from AtScale’s Pete Perron on the topic of understanding churn rates

Impact of Covid-19: Cloud Migration Is Evolving as an Essential Strategy? – June 17th, 2020

By Manish Samal


Content on DZone takes a closer look at how COVID strengthened the importance of being an agile business and accepting this “new normal” to make their Business Continuity Plan comprehensive. Specifically, the article looks at how the pandemic pushed organizations to look at cloud migration jobs from a tactical lens along with a strategic lens.

Snowflake Launches Snowflake Partner Network to Expand Partner Offering and Commitment to the Ecosystem – June 16th, 2020


Snowflake today announced the launch of Snowflake Partner Network, a rich ecosystem of Technology and Services partners for customers to leverage in their adoption of Snowflake’s single, integrated platform.

Big data graphs are playing an important role in the coronavirus pandemicJune 15th, 2020

By Karen Roby


TechRepublic published an interesting Q&A with Alicia Frame, lead product manager for data science for Neo4j, about the role of big data and graphs in COVID-19 research

Data governance for 2020 and beyond – June 12th, 2020

By Forrester Research


Forrester penned an article in ZDNet on the need for organizations to have a data governance framework and a plan tightly aligned to the purpose, culture, and actions that live within business practices, rather than outside them.