Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next
On the compute side of things, Google Cloud customers will now have access to 64-core GCP VMs with up to 416 GB of memory. It was also noted in the presentation that Google is the first to have cloud services on the next-generation Intel Xeon Skylake processors.
We’ve put $30 billion into this platform,” Schmidt said. “Why try to replicate that? We’re here for real. This is an incredibly serious mission. The company has got both the money, the means, and the commitment to pull off a new platform of computation globally for everyone who needs it. Please don’t attempt to duplicate this. You have better uses of your money.
App Engine now supports Node.js, Ruby, Java 8, Python 2.7 or 3.5, Go 1.8, plus PHP 7.1 and .NET Core, both in beta, all backed by App Engine’s 99.95% SLA. Our managed runtimes make it easy to start with your favorite languages and use the open source libraries and packages of your choice. Need something different than what’s out of the box? Break the glass and go beyond our managed runtimes by supplying your own Docker container, which makes it simple to run any language, library or framework on App Engine.
Google Cloud Dataprep is a new serverless browser-based service that can dramatically cut the time it takes to prepare data for analysis, which represents about 80% of the work that data scientists do. It intelligently connects to your data source, identifies data types, identifies anomalies and suggests data transformations. Data scientists can then visualize their data schemas until they're happy with the proposed data transformation. Dataprep then creates a data pipeline in Google Cloud Dataflow, cleans the data and exports it to BigQuery or other destinations.
Google also is targeting enterprises by talking about costs. According to Hölzle, businesses using other cloud service providers waste a lot of money by signing onto three-year leases to get the best pricing, but at the expense of being forced into fixed configurations that have to be paid for even if not all of the resources are used.
With this new model, you pay for only the roles your team needs and can decide what time-frame of support responses best suits the lifecycle stages of your applications and who in your organization needs to interact with support....You can mix and match your support levels and spend to the stages of development maturity for your projects....You can make adjustments month-to-month as your needs evolve, changing your support needs with shifts in your business.
Google earlier vowed to build “a cloud environment for enterprise Windows that leads the industry.” The company also previously announced pre-configured images for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on Google Compute Engine. Stevens today announced the general availability of SQL Server Enterprise, plus the beta of .NET for Google App Engine and Container Engine.
The companies announced that SAP will provide SAP HANA, its in-memory database and analytics engine, on Google’s cloud, an important step for Google as it looks to highlight large enterprises as both customers and partners on its GCP.
Re: Eric Schmidt wants us to be gentle dependent people
This sentence reads to me "please don't attempt to compete with us."
Which does mean they are afraid of the competition.
I'm looking forward to the upcoming interesting times.