Google see big growth in cloud business in India

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After growing its local partner ecosystem, Google is focussing on training Indian professionals on new cloud technologies such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).

"As more and more companies are taking advantage of what cloud computing, data analytics and machine learning can do for their businesses, the gap between the knowledge needed to move to the cloud and the demand for such skills has grown enormously. To address this need, we have collaborated with Coursera, a leading global online education platform, to launch a series of on-demand Google Cloud Platform (GCP) training offerings," said Rick Harshman, managing director of the Google Cloud Platform for APAC.

Google is announcing its first machine learning specialisation, which is now available on Coursera—Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform. This five-course series marks Google's seventh specialisation on Coursera. The company has also launched a new associate cloud engineer certification course, which demonstrates mastery of fundamental GCP skills.

Over the last year, a large number of Indian enterprises have chosen Google Cloud to grow their business. Google said that there has been a good growth in paid Google Cloud Platform customers in India, many of whom are leveraging its ML and AI capabilities.

hike messenger, the first home-grown Indian messaging platform, gained more than 100 million registered users within four years, and hike users share over 1 billion messages each day and more than 40 billion messages a month. hike uses Google Cloud Platform.

Several other large enterprises and emerging Indian businesses such as Truecaller, L&T Finance, Karur Vysya Bank, Titan, HDFC Sales, ShareChat, and Quikr have chosen Google Cloud as their technology partner recently.

Google has added a new service, Cloud Spanner, at its Mumbai region. Cloud Spanner revolutionises database administration and management and makes application development more efficient. Customers can experience cost savings, with lower latency and a consistent, unified and global view.

Cloud Spanner is touted as the only enterprise-grade, globally distributed, and strongly consistent database service built for the cloud specifically to combine the benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale.