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Google's messages at its Next '18 conference shined a spotlight on its enterprise credentials and open source friendliness.


  • Google highlighted its partnership strategy for targeting the enterprise cloud computing market.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the role of open source in the Google cloud technology portfolio.
  • Discusses why the re-platforming of Google's JSON document database is significant.
  • Assesses where Google stands in building the partnership network to provide the right credentials for enterprises.

Key questions answered

  • How does Google's progress with partnerships compare with AWS?
  • What is the role of open source in the Google cloud portfolio?
  • Why is the change of name of Google's JSON document database from Cloud Datastore to Cloud Firestore significant?
  • How does Google Cloud Firestore compare with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Raising the profile of partners
  • Playing the open source card
  • Extending the reach of AI
  • Google's JSON database gets a new identity and architecture


  • Further reading
  • Author