Google is strengthening its cloud offering by stepping further into the Big Data space.
The company’s offering, Google Cloud Dataproc, is a service that offers managed hosting to both Spark and Hadoop.
The service will enable customers to use open source data tools for functions such as bath processing, querying, streaming, and machine learning. It also offers automation tools that speeds the creation of clusters, in addition to turning them off when they’re not needed.
Competing on price isn’t new for the company, so offering the service at a starting price of 1 cent per virtual CPU in each cluster per hour, isn’t too surprising.