The Cloudcast #345 - Understanding Google Cloud Databases
May 02, 2018
Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely
Brian talks with Dominic Preuss (@deesix, Director Product Management @GoogleCloud) about the breadth of GCP's database portfolio, the adoption of GCP within the Enterprise, Big Data usage, and how the concept of "serverless" applies to database infrastructure.
Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show. Tell us about your background, as well as your area of focus at Google, because you’ve done some pretty interesting things in a bunch of different disciplines.
Topic 1a - What’s the general mood at Google Cloud Platform these days, and what’s some of the sentiment that you hear from customers?
Topic 1b - For anyone that hasn’t dug into GCP, give us an overview of the various types of database services that GCP offers today.
Topic 2 - Does GCP see more demand for DB-migrations or new DBs in the cloud? What are the top couple of usage models?
Topic 3 - How are you finding that DBAs adapt to working on DBs in the cloud, or are the consumers of the services now application developers because the DBs are managed?
Topic 4 - It seems like we hear more about “big data” use-cases with GCP than traditional SQL DB usage. What are some of the things that attract companies to GCP for NoSQL, Analytics, or global-scale DBs?
Topic 5 - We’re starting the hear the concept of “serverless” being used in the context of operations of the underlying infrastructure - different from a function for an application. Can you give us a sense of how you see this trend in the context of databases?