Google I/O Conference Brings a Lot for Businesses

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...

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