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As urbanization continues to take hold and cities face challenges to become more sustainable and livable, urban planning and operations strategies must adapt. The current pandemic has changed the way we live, accelerating cities’ future vision as a necessity of the present and what it means to live in a connected and resilient urban environment. …

The financial sector has historically been nervous about allowing its data to go off premises, making it harder to scale. Now it’s allowing for some data in the cloud to speed AI and data management. Financial services companies are and continue to be focused on maintaining a majority of their mission-critical systems on premises, where they …

Public cloud, multicloud, distributed cloud, and accelerated digital initiatives are all expected to gain momentum next year, experts say. No matter what cloud segment you look at—BPaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and DaaS—thanks to the dizzying growth of cloud computing during the pandemic, all will continue an upward trajectory in 2021. Public cloud services have been …

Public Health England has admitted that 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK were missed from daily figures being reported between September 25 and October 2. The missing figures were subsequently added to the daily totals, but given the importance of these numbers for monitoring the outbreak and making key decisions, the results of the …

Data gravity, or the propensity for bodies of data to draw an expanding swath of applications and services into closer proximity, has been identified as a key megatrend impacting enterprises and service providers over the next decade, according to recently published research.  Data gravity may affect an enterprise’s ability to innovate, secure customer experiences, and …

Companies from every industry vertical, including finance, retail, logistics, and others, all share a common horizontal analytics challenge: How do they best understand the market for their products? Solving this problem requires companies to conduct a detailed marketing, sales, and finance analysis to understand their place within the larger market. These analyses are designed to …

Imagine how you’d feel if you discovered footage from your private home security camera had been broadcast over the internet. This is exactly what happened to several unsuspecting Australians last month, when the website Insecam streamed their personal lives online. According to an ABC report, Insecam broadcasts live streams of dozens of Australian businesses and …

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it has become a Google Cloud Premier Partner. The partnership enables enterprises to more easily connect and migrate priority workloads to Google Cloud. Global IT strategies are increasingly moving toward hybrid multicloud solutions as businesses leverage the flexibility and scalability these architectures offer. Equinix provides private …

Data always plays a critical role in the ability to research, study, and combat public health emergencies, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of a global crisis. Access to data sets—and tools that can analyze that data at cloud scale—are increasingly essential to the research process, and are particularly necessary in …

Overview This guide provides an intro to the GCP BigQuery and how it can be used for data analysis. It also shows how to query the data using Python.   Prerequisites Access to Google Cloud Console Installed Python on your machine. Refer to the following for Ubuntu and Windows installation. Installed Google Cloud SDK. Refer …