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  • Preparing for peak holiday shopping in 2020: War rooms go virtual
    As retail gets ready for an unprecedented holiday 2020, it’s not just shoppers who are looking to go digital-first. Retail war rooms - traditionally a single large room where core IT and business teams gather together to ensure systems keep running, websites don’t crash and items stay in stock - are also looking different due […]
  • MLB uses Google Cloud Smart Analytics platform to scale data insights
    Though 2020 has been a year like no other, many sports fans can take comfort in the fact that one of America’s fall traditions has continued: the World Series, baseball’s annual championship consumed by millions. This year, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have split the first two games, setting us up for […]
  • Improving security and governance in PostgreSQL with Cloud SQL
    Ensuring databases are securely managed is a crucial part of every organization’s critical operations. When those organizations rely on a managed service like Cloud SQL, a key benefit is consistency of management, including security policies that extend beyond a single service. Cloud SQL has continued to enhance its security capabilities. We've introduced VPC Service Controls […]
  • A giant list of Google Cloud resources
    The growth of Google Cloud has been staggering.  If you’re a technical person that is trying to get plugged in, it can be hard tracking down all of the available online resources. I decided to invest some time in building you a comprehensive list. Even I was surprised at how long this list became by […]
  • Preparing for serverless big data open source software
    Big data open source software (OSS) like Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Presto, and others continue to become industry-standard in enterprise data lakes and big data architectures. As enterprises turn to on-prem OSS deployments to avoid vendor lock-in, lower costs, and harness the power of community innovation, they struggle to balance the requirements of the enterprise […]
  • Prepare for Google Cloud certification with one free month of new Professional Certificates on Coursera
    Coursera, one of our training partners, is offering one month of no-cost access to our growing portfolio of six Google Cloud Professional Certificates until November 191 to help you develop your cloud knowledge and prepare for the official Google Cloud certification exams. Industry-recognized Google Cloud certifications help you validate your cloud expertise, elevate your career, […]
  • How AI uncovers important contract data
    What happens to business contracts in an organization after signature? Usually, the answer is nothing. They sit in Gmail, Drive, or in a dedicated contract repository until, in rare cases, someone needs to recheck the agreement terms. At which point a scramble ensues to find the contract, read through it, and discover what exactly was […]
  • Mercari: Faster and more efficient development with the help of Google Cloud
    A key part of launching and running services on a cloud platform is the support of experts that fully understand a customer’s unique challenges. At Google Cloud, we do this through Premium Support and Technical Account Management (TAM), which pairs Google engineers with customers to design effective cloud strategies and provide long-term support during implementation. In […]
  • Announcing the Google Maps Platform On-demand Rides & Deliveries solution
    In 2018 we launched an initial ridesharing solution for in-app navigation to help companies around the world integrate Google Maps into their apps for reliable, real-time routing. Ride-hailing has grown significantly since then, and despite some challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift in transportation appears to be here to stay. At the […]
  • Meeting the need for speed with a cloud data warehouse
    In our work with Google Cloud customers, we hear great stories of growth, change, and cloud success. We worked closely with Trendyol Group, a fast-growing e-commerce company based in Turkey, on their data warehouse migration project. Trendyol employs about 2,000 people, and the company’s e-commerce site gets about 50 billion page views per year, 5 […]