Data News Roundup – Thursday, March 5th

Data News Roundup

Welcome to this week’s edition of AtScale’s “Data News Roundup” for Thursday, March 5th, 2020. Our goal with this blog series is to help make the lives of our readers a little easier by providing a weekly roundup of the top news and developments shaping the world of big data and analytics. Highlights this week: how COVID-19 is impacting the tech industry, a new survey that reveals enterprises want better integrated security and governance for their data in the cloud, growing demand in the medical IoT market for data analytics solutions, and more. 

The following news roundup is arranged chronologically according to date published.

Google cancels Cloud Next because of coronavirus, goes online-only – March 2nd, 2020

By Frederic Lardinois


The coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt business and the tech industry. Google recently announced that it is canceling the physical part of Cloud Next, the company’s cloud-focused event and its largest annual conference, due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. Google will now host an online-only event named “Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Connect.” 

Building a data governance model and the challenge of harnessing data – March 2nd, 2020

By Nick Ismail

Information Age

A profile on D’Lovely Gibson’s role as delivery and governance lead for Delta Air Line‘s Global Marketing and Communications and building a comprehensive data governance model, which requires bringing together disparate datasets to drive value across an organization.


By Alex Castro

The Verge

The Verge takes an in-depth look at all the ways U.S. regulators are taking on the tech industry – every bill, every plan, every threat – hoping to stop the spread of online child sexual exploitation and protect internet companies from liability for what users post.

79% of Enterprises Want Better Integrated Security and Governance for Their Data in the Cloud – March 4th, 2020

A new independent survey from AtScale, Cloudera and ODPi, a Linux Foundation Project, reveals that 79% of enterprises want better integrated security and governance for their data in the cloud. For more information on the survey: 

  • Download the “Big Data & Analytics Maturity 2020 Survey Report” here.
  • Click here for access to an on-demand webinar on results of the Big Data & Analytics Maturity 2020 Survey.
The medical IoT market is to reach $158bn – driving demand for data analytics solutions – March 4th, 2020

IoT Tech News

A recent report from Business Insider predicts the global internet of medical things (IoMT) market is expected to hit a $158 billion valuation in 2022, up from $41 billion in 2017. According to this IoT Tech News article, as more data is being collected, there is increasing demand across the industry for data analytics solutions to help organizations glean actionable insights from their data. 

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