Sudipta Deb

Sudipta Deb

Founder of Technical Potpourri, Co-Founder of Shrey Tech, Enterprise Cloud Architect

Welcome to the forefront of innovation! Google Cloud Next, the annual extravaganza of cutting-edge technology, has once again descended upon us, and this year, it’s in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, at the renowned Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Day one of this electrifying event has left tech enthusiasts buzzing with excitement as Google unveiled a plethora of groundbreaking announcements set to redefine the future of cloud computing and beyond.

From advancements in AI and machine learning to groundbreaking solutions for businesses of all sizes, Google has once again demonstrated its commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the digital realm. As we delve into the highlights of day one, brace yourselves for a journey into the realm of tomorrow’s technology, where innovation knows no bounds.

Join me as I unpack the latest and greatest offerings from Google Cloud Next 2024, exploring the transformative impact they promise to have on industries worldwide. It’s time to witness the dawn of a new era in cloud computing, and Google is leading the charge. Strap in, fellow tech enthusiasts, as we embark on this exhilarating adventure together!

Keynote

The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, then appeared on screen during the Next keynote, reminding us of how quickly and far generative AI has advanced.

On the keynote stage, Thomas Kurian and executives like Amin Vahdat, Aparna Pappu, and Brad Calder highlighted some of the biggest, most recognizable brands. During the keynote, lot of newly services are announced.

Below I will list down all the newly announced services.

Newly Announced Services

General Available
A3 Mega VMsVMs that support 2x network bandwise
TPU v5pCutting-edge TPU for AI
Dynamic Workload SchedulerResource access and AI/ML workload optimization
GKE Enterprise Software on GDCGKE Software for Enterprise on GDC
AI Models on GDCAI models provided at GDC
Vector Search on GDC`Vector search service on GDC
Vertex AI Solutions wirth GCDVertex AI solution using GCD
Sercret and Top Sercret AcceditaionsAccreditation regarding handling of confidential and top secret information
Claude 3 Anthropic Anthropic’s state-of-art model is available
CodeGemmaA model that combines predictive coding and generative modeling
Automatic Side-by-Side(AutoSxS)A service that enables automatic result comparison
Vector SearchVector search function of Google Search like quality
[Google workspaces]AI Meetings and Messaging Add-onAI meeting/messaging add-on for $10/user/month
[Google workspaces]AI Security Add-onSecurity-enhancing add-on using AI technology
Image 2.0State-of-the-art text-to-image generative model
Digital WatermarkingDigital watermarking function
New Editing Models in Imagen 2.0New editing model in Imagen 2.0
Preview
Hyperdisk MLLatest generation network block storage service
Gemini 1.5 ProThe latest language model that reduces AI processing resources and improves performance
Supervised Tunig for Gemini ModelsSupervised tuning options for Gemini models
Grounding with Google SearchGrounding service based on Google search
Prompt ManagementAI model management function using prompts
Rapid EvaluationFast model evaluation and feedback system
[Google workspaces]Gemini in Google ChatGemini integration feature in Google Chat
Text-to-Live ImageAdvanced text-to-live image model
Gemini in BigqueryGemini x BigQuery integration features
BigQuery Data CanvasBigQuery’s data canvas feature powered by Gemini
Vector Indexing in Bigquery and AlloyDBVector search functionality for BigQuery and AlloyDB
Direct Access to Vertex AI from BigQueryAbility to import BQ data directly into VertexAI
Gemini in LookerProvide data xGenAI interaction function through Looker screen
Gemini Cloud AssistGemini function provided for Cloud Assist
Gemini in Threat InteligenceModern threat analysis with conversational search
Gemini in Security Command CenterRisk detection related to misconfigurations and vulnerabilities
Coming Soon
NVIDIA GB200 NVL72GPU supporting 30x faster real-time large-scale language model (LLM) inference
Google Axion ProcessorsUnique CPU for generation AI processing
[Google workspaces]Google VidsVideo generation application
allows you to easily create videos with a simple interface

The Generative AI Revolution

The presentation emphasized Google Cloud’s dedication to Generative AI, a potent subset of AI that enables machines to produce wholly original material. The emphasis on generative AI is in line with the ITPro live blog’s observations, highlighting the significance of Gemini 1.5 Pro’s capabilities in this field. The introduction of Gemini Code Assist, an AI assistant created especially to help engineers write code more effectively, was particularly remarkable. This cutting-edge solution has the ability to greatly accelerate the software development lifecycle and increase developer productivity.

With the help of Gemini for Google Cloud, customers can create AI agents that work and code more effectively, manage applications, get better data insights, and recognize and stop security threats. All of these features are extensively integrated with a variety of Google Cloud solutions.

  • Developers may utilize natural language to contribute to, modify, analyze, and streamline their code with Gemini Code Assist, the next generation of Duet AI for Developers, from their preferred integrated development environments (IDEs) and private codebases.
  • Cloud teams can design, run, and optimize their application lifecycle with the aid of Gemini Cloud Assist.
  • The Gemini modules for Security, Databases, BigQuery, and Looker enhance teams’ competencies and capacities in these crucial areas.

Google Workspace

  • Google Vids is your one-stop AI-powered assistant for authoring, producing, editing, and creating videos. When used in conjunction with other productivity tools such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Videos can greatly enhance one’s ability to communicate stories at work.
  • Features like Take notes for me (now in preview), Translate for me (coming in June), and automatic message translation and on-demand conversation summaries in Google Chat are all included in a new AI Meetings and Messaging add-on. This add-on can be added to the majority of Workspace plans for $10 per user per month.

Database Enhancement

AI-capable Google Cloud databases are better than before. New vector capabilities, simpler access to distant models, and adaptable natural language support are all features of AlloyDB AI. Meanwhile, Firestore adds itself to the extensive array of Google databases that include powerful vector search features.

BigQuery Enhancement

BigQuery is the cornerstone of Google’s unified data analytics platform, which includes BigQuery Omni for use across clouds. A new natural language-based experience for data exploration, curation, wrangling, analysis, and visualization workflows is also added to BigQuery in the form of a data canvas.

Conclusion

As I conclude my exploration of day one at Google Cloud Next 2024, I am left with a sense of anticipation and excitement for what lies ahead. The announcements made on Day 1 have only scratched the surface of the groundbreaking innovations Google has in store for us. From advancements in AI and machine learning to revolutionary solutions for businesses, the possibilities seem endless.

I promise to keep you updated and informed as I continue to delve into each day of Google Cloud Next, providing comprehensive recaps of all the new announcements and insights that emerge. So stay tuned, as we embark on this exhilarating journey together, uncovering the future of cloud computing and technology one day at a time.

In the meantime, let’s reflect on the incredible potential showcased on day 1 and prepare ourselves for the myriad of opportunities that await us in the days to come. The future is bright, and with Google leading the way, we can’t help but feel inspired by the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Until next time, fellow tech enthusiasts, let’s embrace the spirit of innovation and continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Disclaimer

This article is not endorsed by Salesforce, Google, or any other company in any way. I shared my knowledge on this topic in this blog post. Please always refer to Official Documentation for the latest information.

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