Data News Roundup- Thursday, November 19th

Data News Roundup- November 19th

Welcome to AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, November 19, 2020, a weekly roundup of top news stories impacting the world of big data and analytics. Enjoy!

Cloud computing storms a bastion of the enterprise: the data warehouse – November 15th, 2020

By Paul Gillin


This article explores the profound impact of the data warehouse in cloud computing. The piece quotes Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale, discussing the keys behind Snowflake’s success.

  • Author’s note: AtScale is a Snowflake partner. Click here to learn more about how AtScale and Snowflake work together.

Snowflake introduces Snowpark, a new developer environment for data programming – November 17th, 2020

By Natalie Gagliordi


Snowflake recently announced a number of product updates during its virtual Data Cloud Summit 2020 held earlier this week that aim to improve data discovery across its platform. One of the announcements includes Snowpark, “described as a new way to program data in Snowflake via a set of optimized APIs.”

Trudeau Privacy Law to Level Stiff Fines for Digital Breaches – November 17th, 2020

By Kait Bolongaro


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced a “remake” of the country’s privacy laws to strengthen user rights in the digital world. According to this article in Bloomberg, “the overhaul comes as jurisdictions around the world strengthen their data protection and privacy laws to regulate the Internet in an increasingly digitized and data-driven economy.”

Army Wants Data Analytics to Spot ‘Emerging Tech Leaders’ – November 17th, 2020

By Aaron Boyd


The Army reportedly intends to issue a call later this month to support plans to “groom a new class of ‘emerging technology leaders’ and wants to use data science and machine learning to identify the best soldiers for the job and where their talents are most sorely needed.”

How Large Companies Can Grow Their Data and Analytics Talent – November 18th, 2020

By Thomas H. Davenport

MIT Sloan Management Review

Thomas Davenport urges companies to “identify the type of talent they need in order to become data-driven.” Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management at Babson College, as well as a fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and senior adviser to Deloitte’s Analytics and AI practice.

NRF: Shoppers Embrace Early Holiday Shopping – November 18th, 2020

National Retail Federation (NRF)

More than 40% of holiday shoppers say they started earlier than they normally do, according to a new survey from the NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey reveals that as of early November, 59% of holiday shoppers say they had started making purchases, a 21% increase from a decade ago.


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