Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO

Google Becomes World’s Hottest Cloud Vendor with Q2 Blowout

July 29, 2021
Delivering an astonishing Q2, Google Cloud spiked its revenue by 54% and slashed its losses by 59% to make a powerful case that it is the world’s hottest vendor in the greatest growth market the world has ever seen. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3. But given this performance,
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian talks hypergrowth and more

Google Cloud Surges Toward Profitability, Propelled by Hypergrowth

July 19, 2021
While Google Cloud did indeed lose $5.61 billion in calendar 2020, the high-flying cloud provider is rapidly narrowing its losses and stands an excellent chance of becoming profitable by this time next year. Driven by revenue hypergrowth averaging 46.4% over the past 5 quarters, Google Cloud is #3 on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10
Bernd Leukert of Deutsche Bank talks deal with Google Cloud

How Google Cloud Is Deutsche Bank’s Innovation Engine: 15 Examples

July 15, 2021
On its way to becoming a cloud-based financial-services company that can move at the speed of the digital economy, Deutsche Bank recently disclosed a slew of innovations and goals it has already engineered as part of its 10-year transformational deal with Google Cloud. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3

Will Microsoft Whip Google & Amazon in Combined Q2 Cloud Revenue Again?

July 12, 2021
Just to be clear about who’s #1 in the cloud, late this month we’ll find out if Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services are finally able to have combined cloud revenue equal to or greater than Microsoft’s for Q2. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is the longtime #1, Amazon is longtime
Headshot of Adaire Fox-Martin, now EMEA president at Google Cloud

Google Cloud Owes Huge Debt to SAP and Oracle

July 7, 2021
Since Google Cloud is among the prototypical “cloud native” companies on the planet, it’s surely a sign of how crazy the Cloud Wars have become that the company’s headed by a 22-year veteran of “legacy” vendor Oracle, CEO Thomas Kurian, and a 27-year-veteran of “legacy” vendor SAP, president of global sales Rob Enslin. And that
Broken heart photograph representing Google Cloud and Salesforce

Google Squeezed Out by Amazon & Microsoft in Battle for Salesforce Love

June 28, 2021
While the sizzling Salesforce-Amazon cloudmance drew plenty of attention last week, Salesforce is simultaneously being appropriately promiscuous with Microsoft Azure even as it appears to be turning a cold shoulder to Google Cloud. Boy oh boyzee, talk about an A-list soap-opera scenario! Here in one steamy menage a quatre, we’ve got the world’s four largest
Pinecone CEO Edo Liberty talks vector database capabilities

Pinecone Tackles Threat Detection, ‘Extreme Classification’ with New Vector Database

June 17, 2021
Pinecone Systems is demonstrating how vector databases in the cloud offer a fast and scalable way to develop critical business capabilities, powered by machine learning, such as IT threat detection and the complex classifications and recommendations of big data.  Pinecone has released templates to help developers and technical teams build and deploy applications that address
Google Cloud OCTO managing director Will Grannis

Meet Google Cloud’s Secret Weapon: OCTO

June 15, 2021
As Google Cloud has surged from the bottom of the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings to near the top, a major reason has been the customer-first mentality and culture instilled by CEO Thomas Kurian since his arrival in 2019. And while Google Cloud has certainly made some dazzling technological advances during that time, its unique
Screenshot of web page headline reading, New Google Cloud innovations to unify your data clouds

Data Clouds: Tech’s Next Big Innovation or Just Another Buzzword?

June 10, 2021
The technology industry increasingly is using a new term – data clouds – to describe the fast-emerging world of big-data management and analytics in the cloud.  However, in a market already crowded with database platforms, data warehouses, data lakes, and other technologies, just how new and different are data clouds?  References to data clouds are
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, who recently ripped the data architecture of Microsoft

Snowflake CEO Rips Microsoft, Amazon, Google for Outdated Architecture

June 7, 2021
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, feeling feisty after posting Q1 revenue growth of 110%, said a big chunk of that growth is coming from upgrading legacy data warehouses that Microsoft, Amazon and Google can’t handle because they’re “not sitting on good architecture.” This is truly a case of the little guy picking a fight with the