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Written and edited by the leading journalists in the field of big data, Datanami offers unmatched insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data. From networking to applications, or business to government, we have you covered. So keep up with the latest themes and events in big data analytics with Datanami’s 2020 editorial calendar.


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A New Decade for Big Data: What a decade the 2010s were for big data! We’ll look at the incredible progress made in big data over the past 10 years, and take a gander at where the future will take us.

January 26-28 – Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange – Phoenix, AZ
Jan 30-31 – The Deep Learning Summit – San Francisco, CA


Data Regs and AI Ethics: Organizations are reworking their data strategies in response to new data regulations like GDPR and CCPA that tilt the tables in favor of consumers. Meanwhile, another battle is looming around the ethical application of AI.


Automated Machine Learning: The days of having data scientists manually constructing and tuning machine learning models are coming to an end. We’ll explore what automation can and can’t do in data science.

March 15-18 – Strata Data and AI Conference – San Jose, CA
March 22-26 – Nvidia GTC Conference – San Jose, CA
March 22-27 – Enterprise Data World – San Diego, CA
March 23 – 26 – Gartner Data & Analytics Summit – Grapevine, TX
March 29 – April 1 – SAS Global Forum – Dallas, TX


Data Pipelines: Getting data to the right place at the right time isn’t easy, particularly as data gets bigger and more diverse. Organizations are increasingly turning to data pipelines to solve this challenge.

April 1-2 – Flink Forward – San Francisco, CA
April 6-8 – Google Cloud Next – San Francisco, CA
April 13-17 – Open Data Science Conference East – Boston, MA
April 27-28 – Kafka Summit – London, UK


Database Evolution: Despite the great progress made in distributed file systems and streaming data architectures over the past 10 years, the humble database has persisted as a critical element in today’s tech stack. We’ll take a look at the latest innovations occurring here, including NoSQL and scale-out SQL databases.

May 4-6 – MongoDB World 2020 – New York City
May 4-7 – IBM Think 2020 – San Francisco, CA
May 4-7 – Dell Technologies World 2020 – Las Vegas
May 7-8 – DATAx – San Francisco, CA
May 11-13 – Datastax Accelerate 2020 – San Diego, CA
May 11-13 – Rubrik Forward – Chicago, IL
May 20-21 – MarkLogic World – Chicago, IL


Cloud Stack Rising: We’re at an inflection point when it comes to the architectures that build use to construct big data applications, and the containerized, serverless public cloud architecture is winning.

June 1-4 – Alteryx Inspire – New Orleans, LA
June 3-5 – AnacondaCON 2020 – Austin, TX
June 10-11 – DATAx – San Francisco, CA
June 13-17 – 2020 Esri User Conference (Esri UC) – San Diego, CA
June 23-26 – Spark+AI Summit 2020 – San Francisco, CA
June 23-25 – HPE Discover 2020 – Las Vegas


5G and the IOT Revolution: 2020 will mark a critical year for the rollout of 5G networks, which promise huge speed-ups in wireless bandwidth and connectivity. We’ll explore the implications this has for the Internet of Things.


Data Education: The rapid pace of innovation in the data space is challenging the ability of individuals and organizations to keep up. We’ll check out the latest topics and trends in data science and data engineering education.


Future of Open Source: From Postgres to Hadoop to TensorFlow, the story of big data in many ways is the story of open source software. But traditional commercial open source models are struggling, casting the future of open source in doubt.

Sept 21-24 – Oracle Open World 2020 – Las Vegas, CA


Stream Processing and Streaming Analytics: Organizations that can detect their customers’ needs and address them quickly will have a solid advantage over their competitors. The combination of faster networks and more sophisticated software means 2020 will be a banner year for stream processing and streaming analytics.


Storage Innovations: The continued explosion of data creation puts enormous pressure on our storage needs. We’ll investigate the state-of-the-art in storage and the latest breakthroughs enabling ever-larger amounts of data to be retained for analysis.

Nov 3-6 – SAP TechEd – Austin, TX
Nov 9-12 – Salesforce Dreamforce – San Francisco, CA


Specialty Analytic Engines: Trillions of dollars are up for grabs for the organizations that can most effectively extract insights from data, so it’s no wonder that more are turning to specialty analytics engines, at both the software and the hardware levels.

Nov 30 – Dec 4 – AWS re:Invent 2020 – Las Vegas


Big Data for the Public Good: Many of the same analytic innovations that corporations are using are also available to governments and non-profit organizations, which can leverage big data for the good of the public.

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