Data News Roundup – Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Data News Roundup September 3 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.