Data News Roundup – Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Data News Roundup, September 24th

Welcome to this week’s edition of the AtScale Data News Roundup for Thursday, September 24th. This week’s roundup includes five news stories helping shape the world of big data and analytics, including what entrepreneurs can learn from Snowflake’s success, data science programs in higher-education, Microsoft’s latest launch of products, and more.

6 big data blunders businesses should avoid – September 18th, 2020

By Pratip Biswas

The Next Web (TNW)

When it comes to enterprise data, the ability to increase insight-level and make data-based decisions is a key to enhancing business enablement. This article recaps six big data blunders that businesses should avoid.

Snowflake: Valuable Lessons For Entrepreneurs – September 18th, 2020

By Tom Taulli


This article shares insights from a variety of tech veterans, including Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale into the huge success of Snowflake following its recent IPO. According to Lynch, “’The lesson is to never accept anyone’s definition of you other than your OWN.’”

Why Colleges Are Offering Data Science Programs – September 18th, 2020

By Zackary Bennett,

U.S. News & World Report

Across disciplines, there’s a demand for people with an aptitude for crunching numbers. This article shares some of the data science programs being offered at colleges and universities across the country.


By Adilin Beatrice

Analytics Insight

Companies are facing major big data challenges, including bad clarity content, unstructured data and data lakes, among other issues. According to this article, many of these big data challenges could be resolved with the help of machine learning and data science applications.

Satya Nadella’s 5 Biggest Statements At Microsoft Ignite 2020 – September 22nd, 2020

By Kyle Alspach


Microsoft announced its latest launch of products during the recent Ignite 2020 conference, which “will enable even greater acceleration of digital transformation efforts while enhancing the company’s ‘unparalleled’ tech stack.” This article in CRN reports on the five biggest statements from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote at the Ignite conference.

Join the AtScale team at the world’s largest data community event, the Tableau Conference-ish, taking place October 6-8, 2020. This year’s virtual, broadcast-style event is free to everyone and includes a mix of structured, 30-minute “episodes” and after-hours, on-demand, one-hour “sessions” for round-the-clock fun, learning, and inspiration. More details to come – stay tuned!