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During my last 20 years of IT projects and consultancy across enterprise businesses, I have seen recurring patterns being implemented to deliver a resilient IT strategy. Challenges across security, operation, innovation, data strategy, and insights are very common for enterprises looking to modernize. 2020 has so far proven to be a very challenging year for …

While 40% of food in America goes to waste, 35 million Americans (likely even more during this pandemic) are food-insecure—meaning they are without food or not sure where future meals will come from. In addition, food waste has been called the “world’s dumbest environmental problem.” As the pandemic continues, the food system is in the …

 Google Cloud announced its serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) is available in Preview, enabling customers to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from on-premises environments or other clouds. For early customers like Samsung Electronics, DMS makes migrating their databases easy, cost-effective, and reliable.Gartner predicts that by 2023, 75% of all databases will be on …

Though 2020 has been a year like no other, many sports fans can take comfort in the fact that one of America’s fall traditions has continued: the World Series, baseball’s annual championship consumed by millions. This year, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have split the first two games, setting us up for an …

We are excited to announce a collaboration between Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to provide free access to one of the world’s most comprehensive public genomic datasets, the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD). gnomAD brings together data from numerous large-scale sequencing projects, including population and disease-specific genetic …

Companies from every industry vertical, including finance, retail, logistics, and others, all share a common horizontal analytics challenge: How do they best understand the market for their products? Solving this problem requires companies to conduct a detailed marketing, sales, and finance analysis to understand their place within the larger market. These analyses are designed to …

Data analytics technologies are becoming a must-have for businesses looking to stay competitive in a changing environment. And if there’s one lesson from this unpredictable year, it’s that we always need to be prepared for anything. We spent this week at Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir exploring Google Cloud’s data analytics technologies and hearing how customers across …

Let’s face it: bringing workloads to the public cloud isn’t always easy. And if you want to take full advantage of the elasticity, economics and innovation of the cloud, you usually have to write a new application. But that isn’t always an option, especially for existing applications, which may be from a third-party or written …

Data always plays a critical role in the ability to research, study, and combat public health emergencies, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of a global crisis. Access to data sets—and tools that can analyze that data at cloud scale—are increasingly essential to the research process, and are particularly necessary in …

In the past 40 years, the data warehouse has gone through many transformations, driven by business needs and fueled by technological advancements. Data warehouses have transformed from operational reporting and ad-hoc reporting to today’s real-time, predictive analytics. But growing advanced analytics needs, and the need for reduced operational expenses, mean these legacy data warehouses are …