The holidays may be over, but we still have some tidbits to share with you to bring you good cheer. Here’re some fun treats of what went down in December.
Google Cloud Platform sent you some holiday cheer…
…and some expanded Windows support
At the beginning of December the Google Cloud Platform team released three new enhancements to Google Compute Engine, making it a great place for customers to run highly performant Windows-based workloads at scale. Learn more about the enhancements here.
Making shopping just a little easier
Also just in time for the holidays, we were pleased to announce that Google Cloud Platform was validated for compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). The standard enables our customers to hold, process, or exchange cardholder information from any branded credit card on Google Cloud Platform.
Customer treats and feats
We love when our customers have stories they want to share about how they are using Google Cloud Platform. In December we were lucky enough to have several customers share their stories on our blog, including:
- Aerospike – how they hit one million writes per second with Google Compute Engine
- Wix – how they reached high availability with a multiple cloud deployment
- dotCloud – how they provide faster, more reliable PaaS with Google Cloud Platform
- Akselos – how they help MITx’s edX course with complex engineering simulations on Google Compute Engine
- RealMassive – how they transform commercial real estate with powerful data technology
- Bayes Impact – technically not a customer, but a 24-hour hackathon where data scientists leveraged the power of tools such as Google Compute Engine and BigQuery to quickly chew through terabytes of information looking for ways to make meaningful impacts on people’s lives.
Our Cloud Developer Advocate team said, “Hello World”
We want to make sure our customers are as successful as they can be, so we introduced to you the team that makes this happen. You can find them speaking at events, answering your questions on Twitter or simply making themselves available for any questions or feedback you have on Google Cloud Platform. Get to know them by reading their introductions in this post.
Digging more into Cloud Dataflow
We announced the availability of Cloud Dataflow SDK as open-source, which makes it easier for developers to integrate with our managed service while also forming the basis for porting Cloud Dataflow to other languages and execution environments. Read on to find out why we decided to share Cloud Dataflow via open source. You can also check out this post on how we used Cloud Dataflow to spatially aggregate NYC taxi locations with the objective of painting the whole picture on a map.
Rewinding 2014 with our Year in Review highlight series
Every year the Google Cloud Platform team contributes to a Year in Review blog series, where we feature a different Googler sharing their highlight from the past year in Cloud Platform. The series just concluded yesterday with Urs’ highlight that developers nowadays have it too easy. Other great favorites included a creative Cloud Platform poem set to the well known story “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and a reflection on making open-source #1 through Kubernetes and Google Container Engine.
– Posted by Charlene Lee, Product Marketing Manager
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Article Source: In case you missed it in December: Six customer success stories, three Windows workload wonders, two Dataflow digests, and a Year in Review highlight series