Google Cloud named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL

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We’re pleased to announce that Forrester has named Google Cloud as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019. We believe the findings reflect Google Cloud’s market momentum, and what we hear from our satisfied enterprise customers using Cloud Bigtable and Cloud Firestore.  

According to Forrester, half of global data and analytics technology decision makers either have implemented or are implementing NoSQL platforms, taking advantage of the benefits of a flexible database that serves a broad range of use cases. The report evaluates the top 15 vendors against 26 rigorous criteria for NoSQL databases to help enterprise IT teams understand their options and make informed choices for their organizations. Google scored 5 out of 5 in Forrester’s report evaluation criteria of data consistency, self-service and automation, performance, scalability, high availability/disaster recovery, and the ability to address a breadth of customer use cases. Google also scored 5 out of 5 in the ability to execute criterion.

How Cloud Firestore and Cloud Bigtable work for users

We’re especially pleased that our recognition as a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL mirrors what we hear from our customers: Databases have an essential role to play in a cloud infrastructure. The best ones can make application development easier, make user experience better, and allow for massive scalability. Both Cloud Firestore and Cloud Bigtable include recently added features and updates to continue our mission of providing flexible database options.

Cloud Firestore is our fully managed, serverless document database that recently became generally available. It’s designed and built for accelerating web, mobile and IoT apps, since it allows for live synchronization and offline support. Cloud Firestore also brings a strong consistency guarantee and a global set of locations, plus support for automatic sharding, high availability, ACID transactions and more. We’ve heard from Cloud Firestore users that they’ve been able to serve more users and move apps into production faster using the database as a powerful back end.

Cloud Bigtable is our fast, globally distributed, wide-column NoSQL database service that can scale to handle massive workloads. It scales data storage from gigabytes to petabytes, while maintaining high-performance throughput and low-latency response times. It is the same database that powers many Google services such as Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail. Customers running apps with Cloud Bigtable can provide users with data updates in multiple global regions thanks to multi-region replication. We hear from Cloud Bigtable users that it lets them provide real-time analytics with availability and durability guarantees to their users and customers. Use cases often include IoT, user analytics, advertising tech and financial data analysis.

Download the full Forrester report here, and learn more about GCP database services here.