ArchiTECHt Daily: Day 2 at Google Next brings the news
I’m going to keep this short and sweet—so if you missed the deluge of announcements from Google yesterday at it’s Next conference, here you are:
The Google omnibus blog post: Covering new regions, new instance types, new language support (and Docker code export) in App Engine, Cloud Functions in Firebase, new discounts on cloud instances, and more.
Enhanced support for Windows on GCE: Basically, Google has added a bunch of .NET ecosystem partners to complement support for Windows machines.
Database improvements, including managed Postgres service: Others include better SSD performance, enhanced MySQL support, and letting BigQuery, well, query BigTable.
Advanced security features: The feature for automatically identifying and anonymizing sensitive user information is particularly cool.
More on Cloud Dataprep: Hint: it’s built on Trifacta’s technology, but optimized for Google’s data-processing and storage services.
I think that’s everything. Nothing mind-blowing, but Google is definitely moving toward feature parity with AWS in some areas, and is beyond AWS in other areas—particularly in data processing and analysis, and pricing innovation.
Still waiting for it to hit us over the head with that message, though.