The Structure Show: Big Data is still a big deal and Google’s 4 trillion storage transactions

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Some folks say Google’s compute cloud is a distraction for a company that made its name and fortune in web search. Greg DeMichillie, director of product management for the Google Cloud Platform, is definitely not one of them. This week,┬áDeMichillie talks about the lessons Google learned from building its search behemoth and how they are applicable to a cloud that non-Googlers, too, can use. You want scale? Google’s cloud data store handles 4 trillion read/write transactions per month, he notes. Trillion with a “t.”

Google cloud guy Greg DeMichillie

Google cloud guy Greg DeMichillie

And for those who still doubt Google’s commitment to cloud as a major business should remember, some folks also still call Amazon a book seller.

In addition, Derrick Harris defends big data’s honor in the face of those who say it’s just another tech boondoggle, and we hash out the never-ending cloud storage-sync-and-share wars being waged by Box, Dropbox and (insert your favorite vendor’s name here).

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