This week in data – March 16

Data sharing is becoming a little complicated

Well, it was complicated already. But things are getting more intense. The European Union has been gearing up for tougher data sharing regulations, and now they’re looking at social media sites like Facebook. Without access to companies’ data, regulators are having to make guesses – so they want to take a peek inside.


“Facebook may soon find that countries’ lawmakers…take action into their own hands.”

Who owns the future of money?

If you believe cryptocurrency proponents, then no one. But that doesn’t stop the debate right now between the traditional banking sector, and fintech start-ups. The crux of it? Banking is slowed down by legacy regulations, and fintech isn’t. Who will win?


“If the field of battle is the global online powered marketplace, then the weapon of choice between these cross-industry titans is financial technology.”

Public clouds are overpowering private ones

The analytics market is always changing. One of the bigger shifts recently has been the rate at which public clouds are overpowering private ones. Not only are they becoming more popular, they’re also becoming, well…better. In nearly every way.


“Public clouds are becoming the preferred big data analytics platform for every customer segment. That’s because public cloud solutions are maturing more rapidly than on-premises stacks, adding richer functionality, with increasingly competitive cost of ownership.”

Pretty straightforward, hey?

That’s our wrap for this week. Thanks for reading – we hope you found it entertaining and informational. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these articles and anything else data related! Email us anytime at!

Until next week,

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