Google’s cloud singing happy tunes after Spotify win

And Oracle gets an on-ramp to its cloud

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Theo Nicolakis

In case you missed it this week, a couple of the big cloud vendors had some big news this week.

Last month I explored why Google Cloud Platform hasn’t taken off in the market yet, and some of the cloudies I spoke with said the company should do a better job sharing customer success stories. Google seems to be doing that this week with announcements that Spotify has signed on to use the company’s cloud-based data analysis tools. Google also announced that retailer Spots Authority had signed on as a customer.

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Customers wins are not news – if vendors aren’t winning customers, then that’s a bigger story. But Spotify is a high-profile customer to commit to GCP. Even while doing so though, the company has said it will continue using Amazon Web Services too. 

Surprise: Oracle buys a company

Big Red is known for having a big checkbook for buying other companies, so news this week it has acquired startup Ravello in and of itself is not wholly surprising.

The meaning behind this news means is interesting, though. Ravello creates software for porting applications into the cloud. That could be helpful technology for Oracle to have in-house as it attempts to convert as many workloads and apps into its cloud as possible and play catch-up in this market.

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