Google buddies up to boost its business cloud

Google buddies up to boost its business cloud

Rackspace has become the first managed services support partner for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With this new technology, which is now in a Private Beta according to Google, developers are able to search for specific objects within videos, a feature that could prove useful for surveillance videos, among other things.

SAP is also planning to expand its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering by making its cloud platform available on GCP. Kaggle, which was founded in 2010, is said to be the world's largest community of data scientists who compete with each other to solve complex data science problems, using the latest machine learning applications.

For Google, the deals bring a fresh influx of products and capabilities to pitch to companies in its quest to compete with the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which have already built sizable catalogs of services and capabilities for their competing enterprise cloud services.

Machine learning, though, could eliminate such problems, and Google is now offering one such solution: the Cloud Video Intelligence API, currently in private beta.

Taking another step toward its ambitious endeavors, the Google Cloud Platform has now acquired Kaggle, welcoming its impressive community under its umbrella.

This business collaboration reflects a bid by major internet companies such as Google and Apple to move into business software markets where SAP is a powerhouse in enabling companies to operate on the emerging industrial internet.

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Goldbloom also stated that joining Google will allow them to achieve more and that they're excited to combine forces with ImageNet creators Fei-Fei Li and Jia Li. That said, the API could also be an interesting tool for individual viewers.

"We are providing them best technology to take advantage of Google Cloud, libraries etc", she said.

The company announced its plans to partners as it kicked off its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week.

Python developers will be pleased to know that Google is moving to general availability for its Python SDK for Cloud Dataflow. It can be used for training machine learning models into production in the cloud. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, said the company has spent $30 billion on its cloud strategy, and urged enterprises and developers to come aboard. "We believe an ecosystem built on this foundation will help drive not only Google's success and that of our partners, but help customers transform their businesses in the cloud and build what's next".

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