24. Oktober 2021

Google Cloud Next ’20: Announcements summary


Week 1, July 14: Industry Insights
Week 2, July 21: Productivity & Collaboration
Week 3, July 28: Infrastructure
Week 4, August 4: Security
Week 5, August 11: Data Analytics
Week 6, August 18: Data Management & Databases
Week 7, August 25: Application Modernization
Week 8, September 1: Cloud AI
Week 9, September 8: Business Application Platform (API Management & No-Code App Development)

Announcements (not a comprehensive list)

Confidential Computing

  • Always have your data encrypted even when in-use
  • Enables new use cases such as training models „together“ in the cloud across organizational and regulatory boundaries requiring strict data protection
  • Build on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and Google’s Shielded VMs

BigQuery Omni

  • Query your data in AWS and Azure from within the BigQuery console in GCP
  • Let your big data data stay in AWS and Azure and avoid egress charges
  • BQ Omni is deployed on Anthos and VMware in AWS and Azure


  • Anthos is Google’s approach for a hybrid and multi-cloud footprint
  • The service was introduced at Google Cloud Next ’19 and has seen numerous improvements since
  • Automatically migrate and modernize VM workloads to containers in Anthos and GKE
  • NEW: Bare metal (does not require VMware any more)
  • NEW: Not only GKE attached clusters, but also 3rd party attached Kubernetes clusters
  • NEW: Hybrid AI, first AI service: Speech-to-Text On-Prem
  • NEW: Anthos Identity Service with support for OpenID Connect

Cloud Application Modernization Program (CAMP)

  • Reflects learnings gained via six years of research by DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)
  • 1/ Data-driven assessment and benchmarking
  • Full assessment
  • Quick assessment
  • 2/ Extensible tools such as Cloud Code, Cloud Build, Container Registry, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Cloud Run, and Anthos
  • 3/ Proven practices, solutions, and recommendations: technical, process, measurement, and cultural
Google Clouds end-to-end application modernization tooling.jpg
Source: Google

AppSheet – the no-code / low-code platform

  • AppSheet was acquired by Google in January 2020
  • Part of the Google Business Application Platform (BAP)
  • Connectors for BigQuery and Google Sheets are available

Data QnA

  • API for asking natural language questions
  • Directly available from the BigQuery UI
  • Integration with Google Sheets
Source: Google

API Gateway