Google Cloud Next ’21: The 10 Biggest Announcements
Wade Tyler Millward
A new Google Cloud solution portfolio, a packaged industry solution called Cloud Intelligent Products Essentials and new integrations and capabilities across the Workspace suite are among the biggest announcements during the Google Cloud Next conference.
New Data Analytics Integrations
Google announced new data, analytics and artificial intelligence integrations with multiple software vendors.
Users of tools from data intelligence company Collibra can combine Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud with Google Cloud Dataproc, a managed service for processing large datasets, according to Google.
Google Cloud added new support for Databricks SQL and Databricks Photon on Google Cloud. Google Cloud also added new international support for Databricks online in places including Seoul and Singapore, according to Google. Earlier this year, the companies announced the availability of Databricks’ Unified Data Platform on the Google Cloud Platform, completing a trifecta for Databricks, whose software already runs on the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms.
Informatica has expanded its Google Cloud partnership with the goal of accelerating migrations of Informatica services to Google Cloud and to add data governance, master data management and other Informatica services to the Google Cloud Marketplace, according to Google.
Google’s Looker business intelligence tool and Salesforce’s Tableau data visualization tool have new integrations. Tableau users will soon have the ability to use Looker’s semantic model for more data governance while Looker users can pair enterprise semantic layers with Tableau’s analytics platform, according to Google.
Trifacta and Google Cloud have expanded their partnership to give BigQuery more SQL endpoints, BigQuery jobs pre- and post-SQL and to improve BigQuery Upsert’s design time and pipeline execution speed by more than 60 times. Users can leverage Trifacta’s data engineering accelerators to generate faster business outcomes, according to Google.
HCL Technologies will bring its DRYiCE iAutomate platform to Google Cloud to add new IT operations lifecycle automation capabilities. Infosys will bring its Cobalt suite of enterprise digital transformation services to Google Cloud. And Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will launch TwinX on Google Cloud to add new enterprise digital twin capabilities for business simulations, according to Google.
And finally, automated data integration provider Fivetran -- which has more than 1,000 joint customers with BigQuery -- has new pipelines from applications and databases to BigQuery, according to Google.