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What’s Up In The Cloud: Google Cloud Named Forrester Analytics Leader, DeepMind Joins Google Health, More

Maven Wave’s Guide to Google Cloud News

The last couple of weeks have been busy ones for Google Cloud and Maven Wave, between Anthos Day in New York City and Google Cloud Summit Seattle last week, plus getting ready for Google Cloud Summit Atlanta next week. Between all of that, we’ve officially reached the start of fall, so grab your pumpkin spice latte and settle in for the latest news and product updates from Google Cloud.

  • Google Cloud named a leader in Forrester Wave Streaming Analytics: Google Cloud has been recognized as a leader in streaming analytics in Forrester Wave’s Streaming Analytics, Q3 2019 report. It received the highest score possible in 11 categories, including scalability, management, security, ability to execute, and solution roadmap.
  • DeepMind Health’s team joins Google Health: DeepMind’s health team is becoming a part of Google Health. DeepMind develops AI systems to support care teams and improve patient outcomes. Joining Google Health will enable them to leverage Google’s expertise in app development, data security, cloud storage, and user-centered design.
  • Experian credit bureau transforms using Google APIs: Experian has adopted the Apigee API Management platform to enable digital transformation to better serve customers as a technology and software provider. Where before the credit bureau connected with customers via software applications installed on their systems, now each internal business unit can create and apply their own APIs to better connect with customers.
  • New reference guide on moving a publishing workflow to BigQuery for data insights: the Solutions Architect team at Google Cloud recently published a new reference guide on how customers can move a publishing workflow to BigQuery to gain new data insights. The guide details how to build a script with BigQuery on the back end, create a sample dashboard, and monitor the load process.
  • Container-native load balancing on GKE generally available: Container-native load balancing was introduced in beta last year and now it’s generally available. This feature enables companies to create services using network endpoint groups (NEGs). Changes from the beta version include latency improvements, improved Kubernetes integration, and the introduction of standalone NEGs (in beta).
  • Hangouts Chat redesign separates “People” and “Rooms”: The Hangouts Chat mobile app has a new layout. Instead of individual people being displayed on the left above all of the rooms a user is a part of, the new app provides two tabs along the bottom, one for each category. Bots are included under the “People” category.
  • Dark theme now available for Gmail on Android and iOS: Gmail has launched a new dark mode theme on both the Android and iOS mobile apps. The background of the app is black while the text displays in white, which is the opposite of the default view. The theme has already begun to roll out, so check your settings to see if it’s available for you now.

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About the Author

Kylie McKee
Kylie McKee is a Content Marketing Strategist at Maven Wave with more than eight years of tech industry experience and five years of content marketing experience. Prior to joining the Maven Wave team, Kylie worked as a Content Marketing Specialist for WebPT, Inc. and earned an Associate in Applied Science in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production with a CCL in Screenwriting from Scottsdale Community College.
September 26th, 2019

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