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Data News Roundup – Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Another week in the books, and another edition of your favorite big data news recap is here. Welcome to this week’s AtScale Data News Roundup for Thursday, September 3rd. A lot happening in the industry, including AWS’ launch of Bottlerocket, an interesting survey exploring cloud computing costs and a few other trend pieces that are worth a look.

Please read on to see the stories we handpicked for you this week and reach out with any questions or to spark a conversation. We love hearing from you.

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Reckoning with Cloud Costs – August 31st, 2020

By Mike Vizard

IT Business Edge

A survey from 2nd Watch finds that nearly half the respondents (48%) noted cloud computing turned out to be more expensive than they initially anticipated, among other interesting findings.

AWS launches its Bottlerocket container operating system into general availability – August 31st, 2020

By Maria Deutscher


AWS announced the general availability of Bottlerocket, an open-source Linux distribution specifically for running software containers, which removes much of the complexity typically included to support other use cases and workloads.

Will automation replace data science positions? – August 27th, 2020

By Michael Li


TechCrunch takes a look at whether automation will eliminate data science positions, ultimately saying that it actually creates more meaningful human roles.

Transforming analytics into business impact – September 1st, 2020

By Thor Olavsrud


Getting the most from analytics requires a laser focus on business outcomes. In this piece, IT leaders shed light on how they transformed their company’s analytics practices into business assets.

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