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Independent research firm names Google Cloud the Insight PaaS Leader

August 7, 2017
Regina Hoshimi

Head of Analyst Relations

Forrester Research, a leading analyst firm, just named Google Cloud Platform (GCP) the leader in The Forrester Wave™: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017, its analysis of cloud providers offering Platform as a Service. According to the report, an insight PaaS makes it easier to:

  • Manage and access large, complex data sets
  • Update and evolve applications that deliver insight at the moment of action
  • Update and upgrade technology
  • Integrate and coordinate team member activities
For this Wave, Forrester evaluated eight separate vendors. It looked at 36 evaluation criteria spanning three broad buckets — current offering, strategy and market presence.

Of the eight vendors, Google Cloud’s insight PaaS scored highest for both current offering and strategy.

Google was the only vendor in our evaluation to offer insight execution features like full machine learning automation with hyperparameter tuning, container management and API management. Google will appeal to firms that want flexibility and extreme scalability for highly competent data scientists and cloud application development teams used to building solutions on PaaS.” — The Forrester Wave: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017

Our presence in the Insight Platform as a Service market goes way back. We started with a vision for serverless computing back in 2008 with Google App Engine and added serverless data processing in 2010 with Google BigQuery. In 2016 we added machine learning (Cloud Machine Learning Engine) to GCP to help bring the power of TensorFlow (Google’s open source machine learning framework) to everyone. We continue to be amazed by what companies like Snap and The Telegraph are doing with these technologies and look forward to building on these insight services to help you build the amazing applications of tomorrow.

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