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Cloud Vendors Confront ‘Highest Risk’ Projects: Database Migration

April 16, 2021
As more businesses move their on-premises databases to the cloud, many face a challenge that may take months or even years to work through. How do they move terabytes, petabytes, and even exabytes of data to the cloud? The issue is one that database administrators and IT pros have long grappled with, but it’s gaining
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Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian: “Where the Cloud Needs to Go”

April 6, 2021
Once more emphasizing that business customers want and expect new types of value from the cloud, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian last week underscored his company’s commitment to the “digitization of industries.” On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Google Cloud is #3 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. Kurian, echoing a strategic priority
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Fastest-Growing Major Cloud Vendors: Google #1, Oracle #2, Microsoft and ServiceNow #3

March 25, 2021
Generating almost $53 billion in cloud revenue during their most-recent quarters, the world’s 9 largest and most-influential cloud providers have posted growth rates ranging from Google Cloud’s top-ranked 46.6% to the head-scratching 8% for IBM and SAP. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Google Cloud is #3, SAP is #5,
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The Google Cloud Surge: 5 Slides from Thomas Kurian Tell the Story

February 18, 2021
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian was a featured speaker at last week’s Goldman Sachs technology investors conference, and I’d like to share 5 slides from his presentation how it’s become the world’s fastest-growing major cloud company. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3.) Kurian opened his 40-minute session with a
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5 Reasons Why Google Cloud’s $5.6-Billion Loss Is Excellent News

February 10, 2021
While Google Cloud lost $5.6 billion on revenue of $13.1 billion for 2020, a deeper look both into the numbers and at current and future marketplace dynamics shows that the $5.6-billion loss actually reflects excellent performance. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3, following its recent ascension over Salesforce, which
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Google Remains World’s Hottest Cloud Vendor as Q4 Growth Surges to 46.5%

February 3, 2021
Extending its year-long run as the world’s fastest-growing major cloud vendor, Google Cloud Q4 revenue soared 46.5% to $3.83 billion as Thomas Kurian’s company boosted its sequential rate of growth for the second straight quarter. While Google Cloud is much smaller than primary competitors Microsoft and Amazon’s AWS and thus should be able to grow
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The Cloud Database Market Is Booming: 10 Key Developments

February 2, 2021
Cloud databases are off to a fast start in 2021, with a slew of significant new products, 9-figure investments, aggressive go-to-market moves and more in the past few weeks.  The level of activity is unlikely to let up. As businesses aggressively move growing portions of their IT environments to the cloud, database vendors of all
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Google Cloud Seeing “Extraordinary” Demand for Multicloud “Anthos,” Says CEO Kurian

January 25, 2021
As multicloud environments inevitably become the norm among big companies, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian recently told me that his company’s Anthos multicloud platform has gained rapid acceptance among customers for a variety of reasons. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud (formerly #4) recently leapfrogged Salesforce to grab the #3 spot
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Inside World’s Hottest Cloud Vendor: a Chat with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

January 19, 2021
With Google Cloud growing 50% faster than the enterprise cloud businesses of Microsoft and Amazon, and with its rate of growth actually having increased in Q3 over Q2, what the heck is Thomas Kurian’s company planning to do for an encore in 2021? (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3,