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Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use.

 

Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader -- Amazon Web Services -- and another clear challenger, Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

Solocal Group collabore avec Google et Microsoft pour viser les TPE et PME

Solocal Group (ex-PagesJaunes) signe un accord stratégique avec Google France pour cibler les entreprises. Tout en poursuivant celui entamé avec Microsoft/Bing en 2010. A l’occasion d’une journée dédiée à l’innovation et aux investisseurs, Solocal group (PagesJaunes, Mappy, A Vendre A Louer…) viennent de signer un partenariat stratégique avec Google.

Google France a dix ans : opérations séduction auprès des start-up, des PME et des associations.

La branche française de Google lance sa première campagne institutionnelle et accentue des initiatives pro-numériques pour les entreprises et les associations.

Cela fait dix ans que Google est installé en France.

« Comme moi, la société a dû apprendre pour trouver sa place en France », déclare Nick Leeder, Directeur général de Google France (le manager d’origine australienne est en fonction depuis deux ans).

Google gives enterprise IT more control over Apps files and docs

"Security ranks at the top of the list of concerns that companies have about moving to the cloud," Scott Johnston, Google Drive's director of product management, wrote in a blog post.

For starters, it will now be possible to assign departments different files access rights, allowing for example marketing staffers to share their documents with outside parties, such as an advertising agency, while limiting engineers to collaborating on files only internally.

Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from Twitter

Cyanogen, the software maker building an Android-based operating system to take on Google, has raised a boatload of cash from some well-known sources.

Microsoft to preinstall more apps on Android with partnerships

Office apps like Microsoft Word will come already downloaded on some Android tablets from Dell, Samsung and other device makers. Microsoft just sharpened its software sword against Google on the search giant's own platform.

IBM teams with BlackBerry and Samsung to offer governments a secure Android tablet

IBM is entering the tablet market -- sort of. The company plans to sell a modified Samsung Android tablet this summer with extra security capabilities, aimed at government users.

Google offers low-cost, cloud-based backup service

Google has unveiled a new backup storage service designed to provide enterprises and startups with a low-cost way of storing and archiving large amounts of information. The Google Cloud Storage Nearline offers enterprises an alternative to running in-house storage systems, or startups with mobile apps a way to store user data.

Google brings app messaging to its cloud

Closing a gap with other enterprise cloud providers, Google has created a service to facilitate communications across applications that customers build on the company's cloud platform.

The Google Cloud Pub/Sub service, made available as an open beta on Wednesday, is designed for exchanging messages across different Google cloud services and internal systems in great volume and with minimal delay.

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