Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google Cloud Platform Gains Analytic and Mobile Tools

Google introduced a number of new tools to help developers build applications and gain insight on data sets hosted on the Google Cloud Platform.  The new cloud capabilities include:

Cloud Dataflow, a fully managed service for creating data pipelines that ingest, transform and analyze data in both batch and streaming modes. Cloud Dataflow is a successor to MapReduce, and is based on Google's internal technologies like Flume and MillWheel.

Google Cloud Save, the latest release enables Android applications to synchronize data between devices with push notifications with no server code required.

Cloud Debugger, a new tool that provides a full stack trace and snapshots of all local variables for any watchpoints set in code with no performance impact.

Cloud Trace, a tool that provides deep insights into the performance of cloud applications. It helps visualize and understand the time spent by an application for request processing.  A developer can compare performance between various releases of an application, see latency distributions and correlate application changes to performance changes.

Google Cloud Monitoring powered by Stackdriver, designed to identify and address unusual behavior across your application stack. Cloud Monitoring is aware of popular open source applications and will automatically generate dashboards and alerting tuned for them.

Cloud Platform integration into Android Studio, simplifies the process of adding a Google App Engine backend to a mobile app. Android Studio now has three built-in App Engine backend module templates including Java Servlet, Java Endpoints, and an App Engine backend with Google Cloud Messaging.

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