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Google Cloud previews three new data analytics technologies

Google Cloud previews three new data analytics technologies
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27 May, 2021

Google’s cloud computing arm on Wednesday announced three new solutions to its database and data analytics portfolio -- Dataplex, Analytics Hub and Datastream. 

While previews for Dataplex and Datastream have been released, a preview for Analytics hub is expected to be out soon.  

Datastream will work as a serverless Change Data Capture (CDC) and replication service. It will help in replicating data streams from Oracle and MySQL databases to Google Cloud services.  

According to Google, Datastream will help with database replication and event-driven architectures. 

Secondly, Dataplex will work as a data fabric that will bring Google Cloud and open-source together to enable integration and analysis of data. It will come built in with data intelligence and will be backed with AI and ML capabilities of the company. 

Analytics Hub will help users create, curate and manage analytics exchange. Google cloud users will also be able to create dashboards and machine learning modules in their organisations’ IT infrastructures.  

“Every industry is accelerating their shift of being digital-first as they recognize data is the essential ingredient for value creation and the key to advancing their digital transformation,” said Gerrit Kazmaier, Vice President and General Manager, Databases, Data Analytics and Looker, Google Cloud. 

According to a June 2020 Gartner survey, the average cost of poor data quality is pegged at $12.8 million per year. Google said it is trying to provide a central management system to govern data and applications that are currently spread across databases, data lakes, data warehouses, multiple clouds, on-premise and silos.   

The Mountain view, California based company added that the solutions trio will help in integrating data in real-time to help improve decision making, and lead to accelerated innovation.