In this special episode of Cloud Wars Live, Bob Evans talks with Andi Gutmans, vice president and general manager, Google Cloud. They explore the transformative capabilities of AlloyDB, Google Cloud’s fast-growing database offering and its role in meeting the demands of modern enterprises.
GenAI Integration and Multi-Cloud Flexibility
The Big Themes
- Migration from legacy: AlloyDB is for enterprises looking to modernize their data states, particularly those transitioning from legacy databases to open-source offerings like PostgreSQL. Its role as “Postgres on steroids” addresses the challenges faced during this migration and ensures compatibility, scale, and performance.
- Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) alignment: Andi emphasizes that successful businesses will not only focus on developing GenAI skills but also on effectively managing their data states. The combination of data and AI technologies is pivotal for delivering highly differentiated, immersive customer experiences and therefore for delivering broader business outcomes.
- Multi-Cloud Flexibility: AlloyDB’s ability to operate in multi-cloud and hybrid environments, including Azure, AWS, on-premises, or at the edge, demonstrates its flexibility and acknowledgment of the reality that not all workloads will immediately move to Google Cloud.
The Big Quote: “Everyone’s trying to rethink how they increase their differentiation, how they deliver better user experiences, how they can really exploit those technologies . . . The ones that are going to be successful, are not just the ones who build the AI or GenAI skill set, but [who] really have a good hold of their data state. And know how to bring those two worlds together.”
Interested in learning more about AlloyDB?
Check out its website.