Google edges into cloud analytics, big data, machine learning alongside Amazon, IBM, Microsoft

Google jumped into the emerging space for analytics and big data when it revealed the new Cloud Machine Learning suite of services. “There’s a new architecture emerging,” Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, said at Google’s GCP Next last week. “In a year, you will use machine learning to do something better than humans have been doing. You’ll do something new. You’ll discover something new.” Schmidt is not alone in that thinking. Google rivals Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft, in fact, have made similar cloud computing moves of late. The big four cloud computing giants all are working on analytics, big data, and machine learning, while IBM’s Watson supercomputer garners the most attention in healthcare and is currently being used in pilots at MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering.…


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