Last Tuesday Google revealed a series of exciting new updates to its Google Cloud platform offerings, including pricing updates and expanded capabilities, revealed during Google Cloud Platform Live. Google Cloud Platform includes Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage and BigQuery, a set of solutions that can be leveraged by developers to build, test and deploy applications using Google’s infrastructure.
Google Cloud Platform Live was a conference announcing Google’s vision for their cloud services and products. Google also revealed major product updates, summarized below:
Simplified, reduced pricing by up to 30-85% for on-demand services
Following the principle of Moore’s Law, Google announces the following price cuts:
Compute Engine reduced by 32%
App Engine – pricing tiers are simplified, with cost cuts across database operations and front-end compute instances
Cloud Storage consistently priced at 2.6 cents per GB, a reduction of 68% for most dead customers
BigQuery has prices reduced by 85%
Sustained-use discounts for steady-state workloads
Google announces discounts that begin automatically when customers use a VM for over 25% of the month – an additional 30% is added when that same VM is used for the entire month, all without upfront payments, lock-ins or need to predict future use.
The following enhanced features for developers:
Build, test and release in the cloud with minimal setup and changes to your workflow
Aggregated logos across all instances, with filtering and search tools
Detailed stack traces for bugs
App Engine will automatically manage VMs with Managed VMs
Expanded Compute Engine operating system support
Real-time big data with BigQuery Streaming
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