These days Google is considerably busy in innovation, in company acquisition, in machine learning and in software development.
Recently it has been expanding the Cloud like never before. At the Google Next Conference in San Francisco, it offered new updates, new tools and new services like Cloud Functions, Hangout and Cloud Platform.
Google’s Cloud Functions is similar to Amazon’s Lambda. It allows companies to remove the costly infrastructure of maintaining physical servers and system administrators. Cloud Functions, actually in beta release, in a way replaces servers, so that raw code and event triggering are conducted seamlessly in the cloud. Mobile developers can access it through Firebase.
Another one of Google’s new offerings is the Google Cloud SQL for postreSQL. Now object oriented database developers can develop their databases in Google Cloud. Google also provides management tools to ensure good performance without having to do it across a conventional distributed database system.
Kaggle is just one of Google’s new acquisitions. The Kaggle website provides data sets, data mining and machine learning resources for those navigating through the intricacies of data science.
Google also has released its Container Builder. Developers can rest easy that the new cloud resource will make it easier to create Docker containers.
Although Google’s cloud revenues have been on the increase it might not have gotten the cigar yet in terms of leaving all the cloud competition behind. It still competes with other successful cloud companies like Amazon (with its AWS) and Microsoft (with Azure).
The company has been busy as well on other avenues of change as representatives discussed at the Google Next Conference. Their Titan security chip promises to handle good authentication and security at the level of hardware. Google Data Loss Prevention will help enterprises avoid the loss of precious company data. Their Cloud Datalab will enable developers to develop SQL database applications, Python applications and even shell scripts.