Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) is now available on Google Cloud

Cloudera the enterprise data cloud company, today announced the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) is now available on Google Cloud. CDP is a hybrid and multi-cloud data and analytics platform that offers unparalleled security and governance for the world’s largest enterprises. The addition of CDP for Google Cloud enables Cloudera to deliver on its promise to offer its enterprise data platform at global scale. Google Cloud is emerging as the public cloud of choice for a number of key enterprises and the availability of CDP on the platform will bring even more choice, capabilities, and scale to customers. Finding hidden patterns in data can mean the difference between being a market leader or falling behind. Businesses have too much data and not enough time to analyze it. To stay ahead of the competition, unlocking real-time insights from data is critical. CDP Data Hub on Google Cloud allows companies to get positive business results fast with instant access to quality data on a scalable, open source, enterprise data cloud platform.

We’re pleased to be bringing our expertise to Google Cloud – Mick Hollison, President, Cloudera

Fueled by our open source DNA, Cloudera helps companies make sense of every bit of data across hybrid, multi-cloud and on-premises architectures. Cloudera helps the majority of the top 100 companies included in the Fortune 500 harness insights while enabling secure, centralized governance and compliance over the entire data lifecycle. We’re pleased to be bringing our expertise to Google Cloud.

Navisite Gets Google Cloud Partner Status

Navisite announced that it has become a Google Cloud Partner, which recognizes the company as an authorized managed services provider on Google Cloud. As a Google Cloud Partner, Navisite not only demonstrates the required knowledge and expertise to successfully migrate customers to Google Cloud, but also the commitment and partnership with Google Cloud to help customers maximize business growth, innovation and profitability. Navisite’s Google Cloud services span all phases of a customer’s migration and beyond, from developing the overall cloud strategy and migration analysis to production cutovers and ongoing support. Enterprises can achieve faster and easier migrations, while maximizing the scalability, agility and flexibility of Google Cloud. In addition, Navisite’s team of experts helps customers continually optimize their businesses on Google Cloud to drive new efficiencies and reduce costs over the long term.

Achieving Google Cloud Partner Status Recognizes Our Expertise – Jim Ball, Vice President Global Alliances, Navisite

Achieving Google Cloud Partner status recognizes our expertise in helping customers effectively leverage the features and benefits of Google Cloud for their businesses. We’re seeing growing interest and adoption of Google Cloud for data analytics and to run mission-critical enterprise applications and workloads. We’re committed to ensuring that our mid-market and enterprise customers are getting the most out of their investment with a wide range of services and capabilities.

We’re pleased to recognize Navisite as an official Google Cloud Partner – Edy Sardilli, Google Cloud Lead

We’re pleased to recognize Navisite as an official Google Cloud Partner. Navisite offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed cloud services, with the knowledge and expertise to successfully migrate and support enterprise environments. We look forward to working together to help customers take full advantage of Google Cloud to drive growth and innovation.

Google Cloud Launches New Healthcare Consent Management API (Application Programming Interface)

Google Cloud on March 9 made its new healthcare consent management application programming interface generally available for health tech developers and clinical researchers who work with patients’ health data. The Healthcare Consent Management API helps health data users more easily meet the requirements of existing and emergency privacy and consent frameworks while maintaining transparent incorporation of digital health data into patient care and research. The API can be used, for example, when providers, researchers or their applications need to determine whether data can be accessed for a particular purpose. They can send a query to the API, which quickly determines if there is valid consent record permitting access.

Google Cloud’s API aims to build on advancements made during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Google Cloud’s API aims to build on advancements made during the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed healthcare organizations to rapidly adopt virtual care and remote trials. This has left healthcare app developers and researchers with the need for easy and secure ways to manage patient consent, according to Jameson Rogers, PhD, Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences product manager. Further, the explosion of rich data generated by devices such as glucose monitors, wearables, and other sources have emphasized the importance of patient consent and privacy, as patients and caregivers look to safely incorporate data from more sources into their care plans.

Google Announced Lifting of 3 Limits within Cloud Monitoring

Google has announced the lifting of three limits within Cloud Monitoring, a rich collection of tools that provide you visibility into the performance, availability, and health of your applications and infrastructure. With this, the number of projects you can view together has now increased from 100 to 375. If you have 375 or fewer projects, you can view all their metrics at once, by putting all your projects within a single workspace, a tool for monitoring resources contained in one or more Google Cloud projects or AWS accounts. Secondly, Google has also increased the limit for custom metric descriptors or metric descriptors defined by the user within Cloud Monitoring. The maximum number of custom metric descriptors within is now 2,000, up from 500.

According to Google, even minimal cloud optimization efforts can net a business as much as 10% savings per service within two weeks

Cloud optimization delivers big savings. According to Google, even minimal cloud optimization efforts can net a business as much as 10% savings per service within two weeks. Cloud services that are fully optimized and running on extended periods (over six weeks) can save more than 20%. Key findings surrounding cloud optimization were: Top big data cloud initiatives included better optimizing current cloud resources and continuing to migrate workloads into the cloud. Lower-priority initiatives included increasing visibility into app and workload performance; expanding to other public cloud vendors; more use of containers; and finding a reliable replacement for Hadoop. The types of applications and workloads that consumed the most resources, according to respondents were: Hive, with 29 percent of the vote; Spark, at 27 percent; MapReduce, at 16 percent; Tez, at 11 percent; other applications, 18 percent.

Ternary closes its first round of funding and launches Cost Management Tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Ternary, the first native FinOps Cloud Cost Management (CCM) tool built for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), raises $1.6 Million in initial funding led by Greycroft, Oceans Ventures, Operator Partners, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Correlation Ventures with participation from key industry angels. Ternary creates tools at the intersection of Finance and Engineering with features based on FinOps principles. FinOps is the operating model for managing the variable spend of cloud: a combination of systems, best practices and culture that ensures companies get the most value out of every cloud dollar spent.

With Databricks available on Google Cloud, customers can create “Data Lakehouses”

Databricks’ Unified Data Platform will be available on the Google Cloud Platform beginning in April, the two companies said Wednesday, completing a trifecta for Databricks whose software already runs on the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms. With Databricks available on Google Cloud, customers can create “data lakehouses” – a combination of data lake and data warehouse systems that Databricks has been promoting – for a range of business analytics, data engineering, data science and machine learning tasks.

Databricks rounded out its public cloud support with the launch of Databricks on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Databricks rounded out its public cloud support with the launch of Databricks on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with integrations to Google’s BigQuery and AI Platform. The extension secures the trifecta of major public cloud platforms included within Databricks’ offerings. The GCP extension allows Databricks customers to utilize the management, security, and login capabilities of GCP, and access GCP analytics within Databricks. It also allows Databricks to integrate with Google BigQuery’s open platform and leverage Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), giving Databricks customers the ability to deploy in a containerized cloud environment for the first time.

IT leaders are eight times more likely to search for experts with AWS skills than Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure

IT leaders are eight times more likely to search for experts with AWS skills than Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure, according to data from Hired’s State of Software Engineers 2021 report, published Wednesday. The report examined thousands of candidate interview requests and salary data. Redux.js, Google Cloud, React.js and AWS skills top the list of most in-demand coding skills, according to the report. Demand for cloud skills grew as most companies turned to the cloud to uphold operations. Nine in 10 organizations say they increased their cloud workloads and use of machine learning technologies in 2020.

SoftServe has achieved the Document AI Expertise in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company and Google Cloud Premier Partner has achieved the Document AI Expertise in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. This Expertise reinforces SoftServe’s technical experience in revealing insights from text data and documents using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Running your VMware-based apps on Google Cloud enables you to quickly scale and meet customers’ evolving needs

To support their applications’ complex needs, organizations are moving to the public cloud to achieve greater scale and agility, lower TCO, and develop new cloud-native services and applications to support their customers. Google Cloud VMware Engine allows organizations to accelerate their cloud journey by providing a seamless pathway for mission-critical workloads that run on VMware on-premises to the public cloud. Google Cloud VMware Engine runs on a fully managed, native VMware Cloud Foundation software stack allowing customers to leverage existing expertise with VMware technologies without the hassles of learning new skills or utilizing new tools. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value, develop new applications, and unlock new capabilities and insights from their data by connecting to native Google Cloud Platform services.

Image Search Service for Retailers, Google Cloud has Made Generally available 2 Search Functions that rely on Machine Learning Techniques

Google’s Google Cloud division today announced it has made generally available two search functions that rely on machine learning techniques to help retailers who use its cloud service. The vision search function will let a retailer’s customers submit a picture and received ranked results of products that match the picture in either appearance or semantic similarity to the object. Called Vision API product search and Recommendations AI, the two services are part of what Google has unveiled as a suit of functions called Product Discovery Solutions for Retail.

AWS Leads GCP & Azure on Latency & Cost, but lags on Performance, according to a New Benchmarking Report by Cockroach Labs

AWS leads GCP and Azure on latency and cost, but lags on performance, according to a new benchmarking report. Distributed SQL database firm Cockroach Labs’ third annual report looking into cloud performance of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and runs benchmark tests against CPU Performance, Network Performance, Storage I/O Performance, and Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) Performance. The report found that GCP delivered the most throughput on network throughput, storage I/O read throughput, storage I/O write throughput, and maximum throughput per minute. GCP’s top-performing machine had 165 percent and 237 percent more throughput than AWS and Azure respectively, while its bottom-performing network throughput machine still performed 62 percent and 105 percent better than AWS’ and Azure’s top-performing network throughput machines.

Google Cloud Announced Elevation of Karan Bajwa as its New Leader for Asia Pacific

Google Cloud on Tuesday announced the elevation of Karan Bajwa as its new leader for Asia Pacific. He currently leads Google Cloud in India. Bajwa will lead all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace from January 5, 2021, a statement said. Bajwa continues to lead Google Cloud in India until a new senior leader for the business is appointed and will report to Rob Enslin, President of Sales, Google Cloud.

A true test of 2021 will be how companies replatform and build on the cloud not only for resilience but agility and innovation – Karan Bajwa, Google Cloud

With the disruptions of 2020 behind us, a true test of 2021 will be how companies replatform and build on the cloud not only for resilience but agility and innovation, and I’m excited for the opportunity to lead Google Cloud’s business in APAC to maximize this next phase of growth.

PaperCut Mobility Print is one of the Best Google Cloud Print Replacement Software

PaperCut Mobility Print is one of the best Google Cloud Print replacement software you will find. PaperCut Mobility Print offers a plethora of features and similar uses as Google’s soon to be defunct option. The software supports Chrome OS, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices. That means you’re pretty much covered no matter which platform you use. It supports Native UI printing with the ‘ctrl+P’ shortcut as well. Mobility Print is meant to be used within local networks, such as an office intranet. However, the company has launched a Cloud Printing feature in beta. This feature will let devices connect to your printers from outside the local network when needed. That’s pretty cool, but it’s currently limited to Chromebooks and Windows devices. Mac support is coming soon.

Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Service which You Can Access from Laptop & Smartphones that You Already Own

Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service developed and operated by Google. Most games are free but like most cloud-based services these days there is a paid option for more access to the app. “Stadia PRO” to be exact. I have attached a link so make sure to check it out and be fully informed! OK, back to the awesomeness that is Google Stadia! You can access it from the laptop and smartphones that you already own! Play instantly with one click! I play on my laptop that I write these articles from! You choose the screens where your games live. Like I previously said, play on compatible laptops, desktops, phones, and tablets. It’s up to you. And to play on TVs too!

Highmark Health Entered into Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud

Highmark Health, the parent company of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, entered into a strategic partnership with Google Cloud for its technology-driven healthcare model, Living Health. The partnership will develop a secure and scalable platform on Google Cloud and apply advanced analytic and artificial intelligence capabilities to Highmark’s clinical and technology capabilities. Highmark aims to further digitally engage patients to proactively manage their own health and develop personalized health plans with Living Health.

Tapestry Migrating Cloud based SAP S/4 HANA ERP Solution it installed in Fall 2019 to Google Cloud

Tapestry migrating the cloud-based SAP S/4 HANA ERP solution it installed in fall 2019 to Google Cloud. Tapestry, the parent company of Coach New York, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, is migrating the cloud-based SAP S/4 HANA ERP solution it installed in fall 2019 to Google Cloud. The luxury retailer hopes to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase overall operational efficiency. This step is part of a broader corporate acceleration initiative that includes sharpened consumer focus, a digital-first mindset, and transforming into a leaner, more responsive organization. The luxury retailer hopes to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase overall operational efficiency.

Google has Announced Version 1.0 of gRPC Kotlin for Android and Cloud

Google has announced version 1.0 of gRPC Kotlin for Android and Cloud. gRPC is an open-source universal RPC framework. “Kotlin is now the fourth “most loved” programming language with millions of developers using it for Android, server-side / cloud backends, and various other target runtimes. At Google, we’ve been building more of our apps and backends with Kotlin to take advantage of its expressiveness, safety, and excellent support for writing asynchronous code with coroutines,” Google’s software engineer Louis Wasserman and developer advocate James Ward wrote in a blog post.

CloudPassage announced the addition of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Halo Cloud Secure

CloudPassage, a recognized leader in cloud computing security and compliance, announced the addition of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) support for Halo Cloud Secure, the cloud security posture management (CSPM) service of the Halo cloud security platform. This addition gives GCP customers a unified solution for security and compliance automation supporting servers, container environments, and IaaS and PaaS services. Enterprises with multi-cloud strategies can now leverage Halo to secure their cloud assets and resources across GCP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure with Halo, as well as on-premise and hybrid deployments.