In this GigaOM Structure podcast, Derrick Harris and Barb Darrow discuss Google’s Big Data processing with Greg DeMichillie.
Some folks say Google’s compute cloud is a distraction for a company that made its name and fortune in web search. Greg DeMichillie, director of product management for the Google Cloud Platform, is definitely not one of them. This week, DeMichillie talks about the lessons Google learned from building its search behemoth and how they are applicable to a cloud that non-Googlers, too, can use. You want scale? Google’s cloud data store handles 4 trillion read/write transactions per month, he notes. Trillion with a “t.”