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DataOps Engineer Will Be the Sexiest Job in Analytics

In this contributed article, Christopher Bergh, a Founder and Head Chef at DataKitchen, discusses how DataOps, is transforming the roles on the data analytics team. DataOps is a better way to develop and deliver analytics. It applies Agile development, DevOps and lean manufacturing principles to data analytics producing a transformation in data-driven decision making.

Not Just Another Trend: The Postmodern Cloud Computing Imperative

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses a variety of interrelated topics: cloud computing, data orchestration, data integration, and data governance. The cloud’s worth to the modern enterprise is remarkably simple, yet undeniable: it enables them to do more with less. It empowers them to scale better, store data cheaper, and access IT resources much faster than they could if everything were on premise.

How to Produce Cleaner Data for Robust Pricing

In this contributed article by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Negin Golrezaei, found that there are ways to limit price manipulation. The key is the pricing algorithm. Instead of using bids to directly set prices, a prominent group of researchers designed an algorithm that uses censored bids– in this case a binary signal – to indicate whether the buyer wins in the prior auction or not.

How Data Collection During the Country’s Reopening Can Accelerate Return to Normalcy

In this contributed article, Sheldon H. Jacobson, PhD,, Founder Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an advocate for advanced-analytics-based modeling to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Every state reopening represents an opportunity to collect data and identify best practices that can benefit other states.

Big Data/COVID-19 News – 6/1/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

Podcast Highlights: Why Data Can Make You a Better Colleague

Today’s feature podcast series comes from Joe DosSantos, Qlik’s Chief Data Officer, who speaks with recognized technology and workplace thought leader, Meghan M. Biro on how data will shape our working relationships​. As we all get used to operating and working in a “new state of normal” during the largest global pandemic we’ve experienced in decades, Joe and Meghan will discuss the increasingly important role of people in an organization – that’s me and you – and the forces that are redefining our working relationships (for the good and bad).

Starburst Announces Free Software To Accelerate COVID-19 Data Discovery & Analytics

Starburst announced a free offer aimed at helping healthcare professionals stop the spread of COVID-19. The offer is available for the duration of 2020 and is specifically for universities, hospitals, and healthcare research organizations, including government and non-government organizations (NGOs) that have teams dedicated to analyzing COVID-19 data.

Survey Finds SMBs Aren’t Fully Leveraging Business Analytics

Despite spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on their data analytics solutions annually, 86% of SMB managers and executives surveyed by Onepath said their companies could be making better use of these technologies.

How Analytics is Changing the Game for Sports – and Academia

In this contributed article, Darin W. White, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Sports Analytics at Samford University, discusses how big data has given rise to the sports analytics major at Samford University. He explains how students are leveraging data sets to help sports organizations drive team efficiencies by informing recruitment strategy and in-game decision making and increase revenue primarily by better engaging their fans.

Report Reveals Business-Critical Cloud Adoption for Analytics and AI on the Rise, Yet Challenges Remain

Trifacta, a leader in data preparation and data wrangling, released its “Obstacles to AI & Analytics Adoption in the Cloud” report, which reveals inefficiencies that are hindering analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the cloud. The research, which surveyed 646 data professionals across different industries and titles, examines how organizations are handling the increased move of data to the cloud, the obstacles facing data cleaning and analytics and the time constraints endured when preparing data for analytics, AI and machine learning (ML) initiatives.