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Google's Top 10 Cloud Technology Predictions

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Today at the Cloud Next event, Google announced a range of solutions and updates across its product and service suites to empower developers and technical decision makers at all levels. While the focus was on providing the most open, scalable, and powerful data cloud, the company did more than showcase product innovation. It also gave us a glimpse of where we are going with that product and others like it.

Here are Google’s top 10 predictions for cloud technology over the next three years.

Neuro-inclusive design stands out

First, Jeanine Banks, Vice President and General Manager of Developer X and Head of Developer Relations at Google, predicted that a neuro-inclusive design strategy would stand out. She says developers starting projects focused on neuroinclusive, building simple and distraction-free, will see user adoption five times hers by the end of 2025. To achieve this level of accessibility, Banks relies on her seven principles of balance, proportion, unity, light, color, space and pattern.

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Widespread adoption of curated open source

Eric Brewer, VP of Infrastructure and Google Fellow, says curated open source, which adds a layer of accountability to today’s free or “as-is” open source, means that four out of five developers I expected it to be adopted to some extent. The internet giant already offers select open source as part of its Assured Open Source Software (AOSS) service.

Automated secops workflow

According to Iman Ghanizada, Global Head of Autonomic Security Operations at Google, by the end of 2025, 90% of security operations workflows will be automated and managed as code. Services such as Community Security Analytics and Chronicle.

AI-driven 4-day work week

After Iman, Kamelia Aryafar, senior director of engineering for Google Cloud AI, predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a key driver of the shift to a four-day workweek. She emphasized that her AI innovations, such as Google’s Vertex AI, will automate tasks, allowing her team to accomplish her five days of work in her four.

Most data is actionable in real time

Google Cloud Analytics Product Lead Irina Farooq suggests that by the end of 2025, 90% of all data will be actionable in real time using machine learning. manage data and automate data management and governance), support for unstructured data in BigQuery and Apache Spark.

No Barriers Between Transactions and Analytics

For years, transactional and analytical workloads were separate database workloads. However, Andi Gutmans, Google’s vice president and GM of databases, predicts that these barriers will disappear by the end of 2025. He says Google Cloud services such as Spanner, Cloud SQL, BigTable and AlloyDB play a role in making that happen.

Automated cloud infrastructure decisions

Amin Vahdat, vice president and general manager of systems and services infrastructure at Google, predicts that more than half of cloud infrastructure decisions will be automated over the next three years. This migration will be based on the organization’s usage patterns (scale and performance needs), he said.

Sustainability takes precedence

While developers have long focused on building applications and projects with a focus on security, reliability, and performance, Steren Giannini, group product manager at Google, believes sustainability is at the forefront. I expect the situation to change soon. He says three of his four of the developers will lead the project with sustainability as a key development principle. To this end, Google offers a carbon footprint tool to measure the sustainability impact of cloud usage.

Multi-cloud impact

Richard Seroter, Director of DevRel and Outbound Product Management, said more than half of all organizations using public cloud chose their primary cloud provider as a result of multi-cloud capabilities available in the market such as Anthos and BigQuery Omni. I’m thinking of switching to

Low-code/no-code takes over

Finally, Google engineering manager Jana Mandic suggested that low-code and no-code will take over the enterprise in the next three years. She predicted that the impact of this change will result in more than half of all business applications being built by users who are not today’s professional developers. Notably, Gartner also predicts that by 2025 more than 70% of new apps will be powered with low-code/no-code technology.

Google Cloud Next will take place October 11-13, 2022.

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