Data News Roundup – Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Data News Roundup September 10th

There’s a constant stream of news in the ever-evolving world of big data and analytics. Here is the weekly edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, September 10th, featuring the top industry news stories from the past week.

10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind – September 4th, 2020

By Alex Woodie


The Global Datasphere will grow to 175 ZB by 2025, but only about 9ZB of that data will actually be stored, according to IDC‘s DataAge 2025 report. Furthermore, “only about one-third of the data that’s stored will actually be used, the analyst group says.”

UK wants pandemic levels of data sharing to be the new normal – September 9th, 2020

By Natasha Lomas


The UK has published a national data strategy, “setting a plan to promote the use and prioritize the reuse of data as a lever for economic growth and digital innovation.” According to this article in TechCrunch, “the top-line message from the secretary of state for digital, Oliver Dowden, is that government wants the ‘high watermark’ of data sharing that’s been seen in the UK during the pandemic to be the new normal for the 2020s — greasing the pipe for ‘businesses, government and organisations to innovate, experiment and drive a new era of growth’, as he puts it.”

Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs – September 9th, 2020

By Cynthia Harvey


This article in InformationWeek explores why data science job listings have fallen sharply, at 43% below their 2019 levels as of July. The piece cites a recent report in the MIT Sloan Management Review that explains data science models were completely inadequate at predicting what was happening in 2020.

Communities Will Shape the Next Revolution in Business, Says Coupa CEO – September 9th, 2020

By Coupa Software

Press Release

The power of community will fuel a revolution in the way we do business, according to Coupa Chairman and CEO Rob Bernshteyn’s new book. Matthew Baird, co-founder and CTO of AtScale, commented on the book saying, “’The idea of harnessing community data to offer greater intelligence, insight, and cooperative capabilities is a smart one, and something that many businesses should consider for themselves.’”

That’s a wrap on this week’s news roundup. For more data analytics news and insights, join us for an upcoming webinar on optimizing your Excel forecasts to run lightning-fast on billions of data points on September 24th at 1 P.M. ET/10 A.M. PT. Experts from SafeGraph and AtScale will lead a live discussion on how to turn Excel into a crystal ball for your business forecasting. Click here to register for the webinar.