Data News Roundup – Thursday, October 8th

Data News Roundup, October 8th

As businesses invest more heavily in cloud, analytics workloads are increasingly complex, spanning data that resides in a combination of on-premises, public cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments. AtScale earlier this week released ROI Calculators for Cloud Data & Analytics, new tools designed to help enterprises uncover savings hidden within their cloud data warehouse usage and resourcing of data engineering teams.

Following are the top news stories helping shape the world of big data and analytics in AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, October 8th, 2020.

How Big Data, Analytics Drives Population Health, Closes Care Gaps – October 6th, 2020

By Emily Sokol, MPH

Health IT Analytics

To close care gaps and better manage population health, Southwestern Health Resources is leveraging robust data and analytics across its provider network.

How to Avoid the Not So Mythical $50,000 Query in the Cloud – October 6th, 2020

By Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO, AtScale


Fortune 100 companies have concerns about planning for cloud costs. According to this contributed article by Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale, in DATAVERSITY, “As the data revolution continues and platforms emerge that promise better performance, transparency, and scalability, investing in the right complementary technology will ensure that you realize those economic benefits while securing what has previously eluded most — unprecedented ROI.”

Tableau integrates with Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics, now called Tableau CRM – October 6th, 2020

By Taylor Soper


Tableau announced during its virtual Tableau Conference-ish, happening now (October 7-9), that the company is combining its software with Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics arm.

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Google’s Data Dump Doesn’t Impress – October 7th, 2020

By Dan Gallagher

The Wall Street Journal

A new by the House Antitrust Subcommittee took four of the world’s largest tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – to task for abusing their dominance as online platforms, reports Dan Gallagher in the WSJ. Google reportedly produced more than 1.13 million documents, which is more than “nine times the documents Facebook produced and nearly 47 times the docs that Amazon shipped to the committee.”

Big data: How wide should your lens be? It depends on your use – October 7th, 2020

By Mary Shacklett


How much data you have coming into your system can make a huge difference in your storage, bandwidth, and budget. Consider narrowing your aperture, writes Mary Shacklett in this TechRepublic article.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Data News Roundup.

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