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The 10 Biggest Big Data News Stories Of 2019

From major acquisitions like Salesforce-Tableau, to the exploding use of AI and machine learning technologies, to increased consumer demands for data protection regulations, the headlines in the big data world in 2019 were, well, big.

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2. Google Cloud Bids To Acquire Looker For $2.6 Billion

In June Google struck a deal to acquire business analytics software developer Looker Data Sciences for $2.6 billion in a move to expand the business intelligence capabilities of the Google Cloud Platform.

Google said that by adding the Looker technology to GCP, Google could provide customers with a more comprehensive analytics solution, from data ingestion to embedded analytics and data visualization.

But the two companies have yet to wrap up the deal and the acquisition has hit a couple of bumps, notably a deeper review of the deal by the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division and closer scrutiny of the acquisition by the U.K.’s competition watchdog agency.

 
 
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