Day 2 at Google Next

Day two has started and like yesterday, it is packed with new products and great news. The day started off with a keynote from Thomas Kurian, the new CEO of Google Cloud. And as yesterday the first thing on the agenda was Anthos and the advantages it gives. Alongside with Google Assistant coming to G Suite and new features in Google Cloud Platform, our big takes from this morning is what's coming next, so keep on reading.

Making Google Cloud the best place to run your Microsoft Windows applications

With the announcement of Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory and Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, Google Cloud now claims to be the best place to run your Microsoft Windows applications. It is available soon, as a highly available and hardened Google Cloud service. In addition to being able to purchase your Microsoft licenses on-demand from Google Cloud, you now have the flexibility to bring your existing licenses into Google Cloud.

With Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory, you can now run an actual Microsoft AD server in Google Cloud Platform that is virtually maintenance free with automated patching. It can run in high availability over multiple zones and regions, and it comes with a secure configuration baseline and appropriate network firewall rules.

With Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, you will be able to bring your existing SQL Server workloads into Google Cloud Platform and run them in a fully managed database service. You can now bring your existing SQL Server workloads to Google Cloud Platform and run them in a fully managed environment without worrying about VM operations or tedious tasks such as backups, replication, patches, and updates. Enterprise customers will be able to lift and shift existing SQL Server workloads without changing apps and use that data with a variety of services that GCP offers, like BigQuery for analytics, AI, and machine learning.

Cloud Run

Cloud Run is the newest member of the serverless compute stack on Google Cloud Platform. If you want to increase developer velocity or lower the operational overhead of managing infrastructure, using serverless compute can help you and your developers focus on writing the code that delivers business value.

Cloud Run is a fully managed serverless execution environment that runs on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and lets you run stateless HTTP-driven containers without worrying about the infrastructure. It takes cares of infrastructure management like provisioning, configuring, and scaling. It automatically scales up and down in seconds so you only pay for the resources you actually use.

Cloud AI

We are also very excited about the many new AI features and tools launched on Google Cloud today. Below are some of the new features launched today.

Data Fusion is a fully managed and cloud-native data integration service so you can easily ingest and integrate data from various sources into BigQuery.

BigQuery BI Engine is an in-memory analysis service that lets you visually analyze and interact with large or complex data almost immediately.

Connected Sheets are a new type of spreadsheet that combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet interface with the power of BigQuery. With a few clicks, you can visualize data as a dashboard in Sheets and securely share it with anyone in your organization.

AutoML Tables lets you build and deploy state-of-the-art machine learning models on structured data in just a few clicks, without writing a single line of code.

Contact Center AI is a tool to help businesses build modern, intuitive customer care experiences with the help of Google AI.

Even though we write about what we found most exciting, you should check out Google Cloud Blog. There you can read about Cloud Code and all new products coming to Google Cloud.

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