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Big because of the volume, velocity and variety of the data that are processed in the cloud. Economic, social and cultural effects.
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Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands

Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
The $772 million facility in Eemshaven will benefit from proximity to the landing point of major international submarine cables, as well as a good deal of renewable energy, reports say.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 23, 1:40 PM

Glad to see Google chose renewable energy consistently.

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News from #CloudComputing and #Google : "container-based computing"

News from #CloudComputing and #Google : "container-based computing" | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Google open sourced a Docker-centric tool called Kubernetes that lets its cloud computing customers automate their resource management similar to how Google does it internally. It’s part of a sustained approach to prove Google’s chops as a cloud provider by pushing its vision of computing.
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Data in the driver’s seat: Google Maps

Data in the driver’s seat: Google Maps | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it

Autonomous vehicles -- fully or partially -- will rely on a large variety of data types. And guess who is best positioned to take advantage of this enormous new business ?

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Apple’s failure in maps shows that, regardless of the amount of money invested, experience remains a key element. In California and India, Google maintains a staff of hundreds if not thousands of people manually checking key spots in large metropolitan areas and correcting errors. They rely on users whose individual suggestions are manually checked, using Street View imagery.

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Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits

Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Google has used credits to bring startups to its cloud before, but now it’s upped the ante to $100,000.
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Google To Sell Compute Engine By the Minute | Cloud Computing Journal

Google To Sell Compute Engine By the Minute | Cloud Computing Journal | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
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Data center management at Googgle and Twitter

Data center management at Googgle and Twitter | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system that orchestrates the whole thing.
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‘We wanted people to be able to program for the data center just like they program for their laptop.’

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