Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud

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
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

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,
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

A Chat with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian | CEO Cloud Outlook 2021

January 19, 2021
Google Cloud's Thomas Kurian, CEO of the world's hottest major cloud vendor, shares his insights on the impact the cloud will have on business in 2021, the new priorities for CEOs in these turbulent times, and about 10 examples of customers reimagining their businesses for fun and profit in the digital age. In his 2
SAP CEO Christian Klein

SAP, Google, Oracle Battle over Industry-Specific Solutions: 5 Predictions

January 5, 2021
While savage competition will be the order of the day across all segments of the red-hot cloud industry, the battle for supremacy in industry-specific clouds will be the most intense because of their massive future revenue potential. Yes, the big hyperscalers will continue to pour billions into new capacity and will in return be fully
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud Jumps to #3 on Cloud Wars Top 10; Trails only #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon

January 4, 2021
Powered by its 12-month run as the world’s fastest-growing major cloud player, Google Cloud has leapfrogged Salesforce and claimed the #3 spot on the Cloud Wars Top 10 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. (Please see our in-depth analysis, Google Cloud Already Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendor, but Thomas Kurian’s Just Getting Started.)  This latest leap on
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

How Google’s Become World’s Fastest-Growing Cloud: the Thomas Kurian Effect

December 4, 2020
In early February, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian delivered the quote of the year: “Today, where people want cloud to be is not about [infrastructure and packaged apps]. It’s really about, ‘Can you give me new capabilities that I could not get before?’ ” (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is
Microsoft leads Cloud Wars top 10

Can Google or Amazon Displace Microsoft as World’s #1 Cloud Vendor in 2021?

November 30, 2020
Having ruled the enterprise cloud business for more than two years, Microsoft will face intensified pressure to hold the #1 spot in 2021 from not only #4 Google Cloud and #2 Amazon but also a few of the world’s other top cloud vendors. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Amazon
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, who recently discussed why proprietary clouds pose danger

Proprietary Clouds Pose Huge Danger, Says Google Cloud CEO Kurian

November 20, 2020
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian staked out some high ground in the Cloud Wars this week by raising the specter that proprietary clouds will not be able to meet the “survivability requirements” for life in today’s hybrid-cloud and multicloud world. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4.)  In a blog