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Google Cloud Case Study

Kiana Analytics

Introduction

This case study of Kiana Analytics is based on a May 2021 survey of Google Cloud customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Google Cloud allows us to quickly compute Real-Time Location services and store a large amount of data across the globe with much better price-performance to other cloud solutions.”

“We were able to deploy our system at different locations (i.e, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, etc.) in less than 2 weeks.”

Nader Fathi, CEO, Kiana Analytics

Challenges

The purchasing rationale that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Google Cloud:

  • Chose Google Cloud versus another cloud provider because of Google’s:
    • Performance / agility
    • Reliability
    • Security and compliance
    • Multi-cloud support
    • Pricing / cost

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Google Cloud that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following Google Cloud products:
    • BigQuery
    • Cloud Run
    • Cloud SQL
    • Cloud Storage
    • Compute Engine
    • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Rates Google Cloud on the following when compared to other cloud vendors:
    • application performance and reliability: best in class
    • agility and scalability: significantly better
    • ease of use: best in class
    • security: best in class
    • value: significantly better
  • Percentage of apps that are deployed using the following technologies:
    • virtual machines: 75%+
    • serverless compute: 75%+
    • Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): 75%+

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Google Cloud:

  • Agrees with the following when comparing Google Cloud to other cloud vendors:
    • Google Cloud helps them increase operational efficiency
    • Google Cloud provides better application performance and reliable, secure infrastructure
    • Google Cloud is a trusted partner that helps them tackle their toughest challenges
    • Google Cloud provides them with relevant, turn-key solutions
  • Experienced the following operational and business benefits after deploying Google Cloud:
    • Increased operational efficiency
    • Increased developer productivity
    • Increased agility and release velocity
    • Improved application performance and reliability
    • Improved IT security
    • Increased cost-savings
  • Saw a return on their investment with Google Cloud within 7-12 months.
  • Rates the following improvements after using Google Cloud:
    • increased operational efficiency: 75%+
    • increased developer productivity: 51-74%
    • increased agility and release velocity: 51-74%
    • improved application performance and reliability: 51-74%
    • increased speed of getting insights from data: 75%+
    • increased cost-savings: 75%+

Google Cloud Customer Testimonial

We are able to maintain a big engineering team with a relatively small team focused on DevOps. We also have a large toolbox of Google services that we can test and implement if we find them useful. We are able to provide cost-effective, stable, highly available infrastructure for our clients all over the world with Google Kubernetes Engine.

Mariusz Poliński, Director, Postclick

Google Cloud Customer Testimonial

Thanks to Dataproc we were able to lower operational costs of our ETL process and boost our data team efficiency. We can focus on the job, rather than building and maintaining tools.

BigQuery allows us to build a report system for our customers with ease.

IT Architect, Small Business Computer Software Company



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