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Google's partner portfolio is growing, and that's great news for today's GCP users.
MongoDB, Snowflake, and Informatica are some of the first Cloud alliance partners in the Google network to broaden their reach to the GCP. Most recently, MongoDB Atlas became available as the first managed service solution in the Google Cloud Platform. MongoDB is just one of seven analytics platform providers that Google formed new alliances with earlier in 2019.
The arrival of MongoDB into the cloud platform comes at a time when the GCP is pushing harder than ever to gain ground over rivals like Microsoft and Amazon. Google wants to make sure it has a complete portfolio of enterprise cloud services to offer, tied to a wider ecosystem of data platform providers.
The alliances with various crucial companies will allow for some important new features in the GCP. For instance, users will be able to access managed database service offerings in their GCP environment, complete with a common management console, a shared support strategy and consolidated billing.
According to the Google Cloud director of IaaS/PaaS partnerships, Mavinder Singh, the business is seeing amazing momentum with MongoDB Atlas on the GCP already. Among new customers announced are companies like Auto Trader UK, and Live Nation Universe.
Driving the New Google Strategy Forward
After taking over as the CEO of Google Cloud earlier this year, the long-time Oracle executive turned Google leader, Thomas Kurian has promised a host of changes. Kurian announced that expanding the depth of the Google database and offering a wider range of analytics services was a crucial consideration for the brand. Currently, while third-party databases can run in Microsoft Azure or Amazon, Kurian is taking a unique approach by offering a strong partner compensation model.
According to the SVP of worldwide partners for MongoDB, Alan Chhabra, Google offers far more appealing options for third-party service partnerships. Google are attempting to pay Google sellers the same, regardless of whether it's a third-party option or a Google organic offering - which is very unique for the industry.
MongoDB Atlas , the most recent managed-service offering is an on-demand, scalable version of MongoDB's database. Available on three major clouds, MongoDB Atlas has become one of the most popular alternative options to the on-premise version of it's original on-premise NoSQL database. In the new partnership with the GCP, core GCP services, including Tensorflow AI, Kubernetes, and identity and access management will be integrated into Atlas.
Mongo has also announced that it will be delivering bring-your-own-key management for encryption, as well as virtual private cloud peering and the option to access fully-managed backups with snapshots either via a scheduled or on-demand strategy.
Building the GCP with Better Partnerships
It seems as though a significant part of Google's ongoing strategy will be developed around the importance of new partnerships like the one with MongoDB. These collaborations will help Google to push ahead of the competition in the cloud marketplace and offer new opportunities to end-users.
MongoDB is one of the many platform providers in the database space that's expanding more of its resources into the Google Cloud environment this year. Informatica also recently revealed that they're providing support for their entire analytics and integration offering in the GCP.
The general manager and SVP for cloud integration and data at Informatica recently described some of the benefits that the company expects to see from their partnership with Google. According to Ronen Schwartz, the GCP collaboration will help customers to move and manage their data more successfully with the strong features and scalability offered by Google and BigQuery. Additionally, the capabilities that users need will be available natively in the GCP, which means that people can spend less time jumping between platforms.
Google's approach to innovation and integration ensures that more companies will have the opportunity to access best-in-breed solutions when it comes to building new developments on the cloud. Users will be able to build, optimize, and execute models in the environment that suits them.
Additionally, data warehouse provider Snowflake has also said that it will be adding the GCP to its mix of clouds recently, giving Google even more opportunities to strengthen its cloud proposition throughout 2019 and 2020.