Data News Roundup – Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Data News Roundup, June 25th

Welcome to this week’s edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup blog series for Thursday, June 25. In this week’s roundup, read why software productivity is on the rise; how COVID-19 data is being used for healthcare research; and the changing role of the CIO. We also share a list of the top 40 Hadoop blogs and websites compiled by the Feedspot editorial team (hint: check out #15).

Covid-19 remote working leads to more productive tech teams – survey – June 18th, 2020

By Finextra editorial team


Despite logistical challenges caused by COVID-19, productivity in software development teams has gone up, reveals a new survey from Digiterre. Respondents cite productivity increases due to the absence of interruptions, among other reasons. 

NIH opens COVID-19 big data hub to researchers June 18th, 2020

By Mark Rockwell


The National Institutes of Health has launched a cloud-based research hub that applies machine learning to a massive clinical COVID-19 dataset to inform best practices for resource allocation, drug discovery and treatment options.

Top 40 Hadoop Blogs and Websites for Hadoop Developers in 2020 – June 21st, 2020

By Feedspot editorial team


A team of more than 25 experts have compiled a list of the top 40 Hadoop blogs and website for Hadoop developers in 2020. We’re proud to report that AtScale is included on the list, coming in at #15.

Pandemic Raises CIO Role to Next Level – June 23rd, 2020

By Sara Castellanos

The Wall Street Journal

An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that according to Aaron Levie, chief executive of Box Inc., chief information officers (CIOs) are more important to their chief executives than ever before, playing a crucial role in helping remote work needs and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s CIOs are being measured on whether their companies can serve customer entirely digitally.

COVID-19 has become a powerful catalyst for rapid cloud migration – June 25th, 2020

By N.F. Mendoza


According to LogicMonitor’s Cloud 2025 study, 87% of global IT decision makers agree the COVID-19 pandemic will push organizations to accelerate cloud migrations. The report also found that nearly three-quarters of IT decision makers believe that within the next five years, 95% of workloads will be in the cloud.