SAP will host its enterprise apps on Google Cloud

Camille Francis
March 10, 2017

Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence application program interface (API) that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable. With this new technology, which is now in a Private Beta according to Google, developers are able to search for specific objects within videos, a feature that could prove useful for surveillance videos, among other things. As previously mentioned, this technology was only realized using still images prior, but with the help of a new API, developers will finally have the freedom to build applications that can allow users to search information in videos. The API was built using Google's TensorFlow framework and has been applied to YouTube.

Notably, the API also allows you to tag scene changes in a video.

Kaggle and Google Cloud will support machine learning training and deployment services, while offering the community the ability to store and query large data sets, she said.

Cloud Machine Learning Engine (CMLE, formerly known as Cloud Machine Learning Platform) is now generally available for all businesses.

So why is Google building up its cloud business to compete with Amazon Web Services (which, as we know from its high-profile failure last week, hosts the images of a huge number of popular websites)?

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The demo came near the end of a long keynote about Google's attempt to convince everybody that it's a serious player in the cloud services game. Google announced the acquisition at its Google Cloud Next conference this morning in San Francisco.

From 8th to 10th March, the Google Cloud Next '17 is being held, an event where the latest Google Cloud research and projects are exposed, with a special emphasis on the potential of artificial intelligence.

"We're hair experts not cloud experts, so for more than 11 years we have partnered with and relied on Rackspace's expertise", said Spencer Hudson, global technical solutions manager.

"Running in multiple jurisdictions was also important to us as our clients have the largest retailers in the world, so if our sites go down for an hour there are millions of dollars of lost revenue", he said. The company has got both the money, the means, and the commitment to pull of a new platform of computation globally for everyone who needs it. Nowak writes that companies continue to adopt Google Cloud because of cost savings (vs. on-premise infrastructure), as he learned through presentations and offline conversations (from start-ups to developers to Home Depot (HD)/eBay (EBAY)/Disney(DIS)).

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