Google Cloud is winning over customers, starting with big data and AI

There is not a topic in IT right now more likely to get somebody talking than whether Microsoft, Goog
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Google Cloud is winning over customers, starting with big data and AI
By ARCHITECHT • Issue #124 • View online
There is not a topic in IT right now more likely to get somebody talking than whether Microsoft, Google or some darkhorse candidate can give Amazon Web Services a real challenge in cloud computing. The conventional wisdom is that Microsoft Azure is in the best position right now, but I have to say that Google continues to present a strong case for itself. It’s certainly not as mature as AWS, but—as I suggested back in March—users seem to really like the performance of the Google cloud, as well as its big data and artificial intelligence services.
Want proof? Here are three items from today alone underscore this point:
My podcast co-host, Barb Darrow from Fortune, also published a post today highlighting a handful of other customers moving to Google, including Mixpanel, Server Density, and more recent comments from Metamarkets’ Driscoll.
Even if a lot of these companies are taking a multi-cloud strategy right now—and might still host a majority of stuff on AWS or elsewhere—sometimes all it takes is getting a foot in the door. Google hasn’t had to play the scrappy startup role in a long time, but everyone knows it has a lot to offer. Experiments with BigQuery, Cloud Vision APIs or Container Engine could expand to a lot more very quickly.

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