Google cloud takes on Amazon by partnering with open-source companies

AWS declined to comment.

Another company participating within the initiative will be InfluxData, a start-up in which commercializes a database called InfluxDB. Paul Dix, a co-founder of InfluxData along with its chief technology officer, said in an interview last month in which cloud providers are like vampires within the way they have taken open-source code along with started out collecting revenue although haven’t always contributed back to the public projects.

In an email on Tuesday following the announcement, Dix applauded Google’s move.

“They need something to differentiate themselves by Amazon,” he wrote. Dix noted in which Google has had success with homegrown open-source projects like Kubernetes for managing digital containers. “Google Cloud could end up being the best place to run any number of open-source platforms if they get all of those vendors working with them, which seems to be exactly what their plan will be,” Dix wrote.

Early last year Google said its cloud business, including the hosting infrastructure along with the G Suite portfolio of apps, was generating more than $1 billion in revenue per quarter, though the company hasn’t provided an update since. AWS said in January in which first-quarter revenue jumped 45 percent to $7.43 billion by $5.11 billion a year earlier.

Microsoft will be second within the market along with will be also gaining traction by working closely with developers.

“Over the last several years or so Microsoft has carved out a reputation as the best partner for commercial open source,
said James Governor, a co-founder of industry research firm RedMonk, in a message to CNBC. Google “will be aiming squarely for in which same mantle, which should be not bad for commercial open source, along with not bad for Google,” he wrote.

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