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About This Episode
While it's unknown how much time you should let your kids play Minecraft, it's equally unclear at the moment who'll win the second cloud wars. Between Google, Azure, AWS, and all the others, how companies differentiate themselves and what customers will buy on isn't sorted just yet. We discuss Google Next, Pivotal's momentum announcement, and serious theories for Okta IPO'ing.
Pardon the shoddily formatted show notes below, Coté was in a hurry to get to Spring Break.
- Competing on features? Or just pricing and brand? The "complete solution."
- Richard summarizes announcements
- More from Google...
- Cheaper, faster, more data centers
- Google Cloud Dataprep for cleaning up data for ingestion
- Cloud Opinion's Keynote Day 1
- "Differentiation from other cloud providers — "we are Google, damn it" isn't working too well"
- Hangouts to take on Slack? This space is getting crowded
- Customers: Snapchat, Evernote, Disney, Coca Cola, Home Depot, Whirlpool.
- Hosted container builder service
- Pivotal was the Google partner of the year!
- Coté at a Meetup next Tuesday, March 21st, in DFW. "Digital transformation in the streets." Hopefully some new material from my ImpossibleDevOps writing.
- Coté: CF Summit - June 13 to 15th, 2017.
- 20% off registration code: cfsv17cote
Pivotal: we make money, cause we have paying customers
- "over $270 million in bookings in one year"
- Previous years:
- In addition to customers mentioned there, see some more testimonials in John Allwright's post.
Okta files to go public
- S1 filed.
- I don't get it. This is going to be a disaster.
- Whatever the fantasy running SFDC and MSFT running identity.
Five AI Startup Predictions for 2017
- "Pure hype trends will reveal themselves to have no fundamentals behind them" <- GOLD
- Bots go bust
- Deep learning goes commodity
- AI is cleantech 2.0 for VCs
- MLaaS dies a second death
- Full stack vertical AI startups actually work
- Facebook Bots are failing.
Enterprise product management
USAF locks in with Oracle
- "consolidates the 745,768 Oracle licenses already in use"
- $293,247,466 with Mythics, Inc.
US Immigration's "Code Test"?
- Coté: The Art of Business Value - I haven't even finished this yet and it's already fantastic.
- Missing Richard Simmons podcast.