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Data News Roundup – Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Welcome back to AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, October 15th. A lot of interesting things happening this week, so let’s get down to business. 

First and foremost, Mark Strange-Tregear of Rakuten Rewards penned an incredibly interesting article for Datacenter Dynamics that dives into how he and his team at Rakuten were able to maximize their data warehouse investment. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the webinar we did with him on the topic here.

Additionally, AtScale was featured on insideBIGDATA’s Impact 50 list for Q4. It’s always an incredible honor to be placed side-by-side with so many other market leaders.

But enough about us… Following are some of the other top news stories that made headlines this week in the world of big data and analytics. Please read on to keep up with everything that’s happening in the industry, and as always, reach out if you have any questions or want to spark a conversation.

Azure Data Explorer gets new engine, numerous enhancements and Synapse integration – October 14th, 2020

By Andrew Brust

ZDNet

Microsoft held an online event for its Azure Data Explorer (ADX), announcing several enhancements to the service that will now make it run faster with numerous optimizations and will connect it with a variety of other data services, streaming data sources and data visualization solutions.

Google unveils revamped Google Analytics with new ML models, more granular data controls – October 14th, 2020

By Natalie Gagliordi

ZDNet

Google is rolling out what it says is the biggest overhaul of Google Analytics in nearly a decade. The revamped platform features new machine learning capabilities, unified app and web reporting, native integrations and privacy updates.

Dataloop raises $11M Series A round for its AI data management platform – October 14th, 2020

By Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch

Dataloop, a Tel Aviv-based startup that specializes in helping businesses manage the entire data life cycle for their AI projects, including helping them annotate their data sets, today announced that it has now raised a total of $16 million. This includes a $5 seed round that was previously unreported, as well as an $11 million Series A round that recently closed.

Patchwork of Data Privacy Laws Sows Confusion – October 9th, 2020

By Alex Woodie

Datanami

Datanami has an interesting article discussing how companies are struggling with the patchwork of data privacy laws, from GDPR and CCPA, to Brazil’s LGPD, Canada’s PIPEDA, Japan’s APPI and beyond.

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