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Google I/O Conference Brings a Lot for Businesses
Google I/O Conference Brings a Lot for Businesses

By Barry Levine
June 27, 2014 2:53PM

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Google Cloud Dataflow analytics, introduced at Google I/O, is a managed processing service for live data that is essentially a data pipeline for batch or streaming data. It is designed to enable real-time analysis of live streams. The data is automatically managed by Google, so users do not have to spend time and money managing as many resources.
 



A firehose of announcements at the annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco this week offered plenty for enterprise users. At the June 25-26 event, Google introduced a host of new products and services -- available now or coming soon -- for big data, cloud management, cloud apps, mobile management and security, app stores, online stores, and cloud-based productivity apps.

Cloud Dataflow

On Wednesday, Google used the keynote address to announce its new Google Cloud Dataflow analytics, a managed processing service for live data that is essentially a data pipeline for batch or streaming data. It is designed to enable real-time analysis of live data streams automatically, to save time and resources for system administrators and other users.

Cloud Monitoring

A new Cloud Monitoring service will provide dashboards for managing services on the Google Cloud Platform, and will feature support for such open source tech as Apache, MySQL, and MongoDB. The monitoring service incorporates technology the company bought when it acquired Stackdriver in May.

Google Debugger

Google Debugger is designed for debugging cloud applications, and can be run with any number of instances. At the I/O conference, Google announced it has bought an app testing service called Appurify.

Android for Work

Android for Work, which will run on the new Android L version of the open-source operating system, is based on Samsung's Knox container-based management platform for mobile devices. Containers store work apps and data separately from personal ones, plus there are different levels of control for users and IT. Knox offers what Samsung said is defense-grade and government-certified security.

Google Play Stores for Business

Google Play seems to need a better name. Companies can use Google Play Services to set up their own app store for large-scale deployment, with a store just for them. Bulk app licensing and internally hosted apps will also be available. Still, with all this functionality, it seems counter-intuitive for Google to expect enterprise users to get their work tools at a place called Play.

Google Drive for Work

Google Drive for Work offers unlimited online storage for $10 per user per month if a company has more than five users, and data can be encrypted within the Drive. There are also better document management features, including the ability to edit Office files in the cloud without turning them into Google files. Although called Drive for Work, the new release is basically an updated version of Apps for business users who might otherwise be tempted by Microsoft's Office 365, plus more storage.

Chromebooks

Beyond those enterprise-specific announcements, there's also the general thrust of what's happening with Android. Google announced on June 24 -- Day 1 of the I/O conference -- that Chromebooks will now be able to run Android apps. That's an important development that should increase Chromebooks' appeal to enterprises interested in its easy management.

Androidification

In addition, Google addressed the whole concept of "Androidification" -- referring to the plan for the open-source operating system to migrate to virtually every environment. Plans include use of the Android OS for location management -- which is now embodied by home automation via Google's Nest, and soon will migrate to offices; as well as use in automobiles and virtually every other device category.

Expect to see Android as a bigger player in the evolution toward the Internet of Things, as business appliances and product trackers join smart homes in becoming part of the greater Web.
 

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