Google Cloud, C3 AI Ink Co-Sell Partnership
Wade Tyler Millward
‘Google Cloud and C3 AI share the vision that artificial intelligence can help businesses address real-world challenges and opportunities across multiple industries,’ says Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.
Google Cloud and C3 AI have partnered to co-sell C3 AI’s enterprise artificial intelligence applications that run on Google Cloud.
As part of the partnership, Redwood City, Calif.-based C3 AI will also make sure its applications “fully leverage the accuracy and scale of multiple Google Cloud products and capabilities” from Google Kubernetes Engine to Google BigQuery, according to a statement issued by both companies Wednesday.
The combined offerings from C3 AI and Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Cloud should appeal to customers in manufacturing, supply chain, financial services, health care and telecommunications, among other industries, according to the statement.
“Combining the innovation, leadership, scale and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of Enterprise AI applications across all industry segments,” C3 AI CEO Thomas Siebel said in the statement.
Siebel notably sold his customer relationship management software provider of the same name to Oracle in 2006 for about $6 billion.
“Google Cloud and C3 AI share the vision that artificial intelligence can help businesses address real-world challenges and opportunities across multiple industries,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in the statement. “We believe that by delivering C3 AI’s applications on Google Cloud, and by partnering to address specific industry use cases with AI, we can help customers benefit more quickly and at greater scale.”
Google Cloud sales climbed nearly 54 percent, the company reported during its latest quarterly earnings call in July, growing to $4.63 billion for the three-month period that ended June 30, from $3 billion in the same period last year.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told earnings call listeners that “our deep expertise in AI and machine learning remains a key differentiator, winning customers like Groupe Casino, and leading to partnerships with the industrial automation leaders like Siemens.”
Other notable partnerships inked by Google Cloud lately include CrowdStrike to expand security service integrations for joint enterprise customers and SAP to broaden the German tech giant’s services on Google Cloud Platform.