Google edges into cloud analytics, big data, machine learning alongside Amazon, IBM, Microsoft

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Google jumped into the emerging space for analytics and big data when it revealed the new Cloud Machine Learning suite of services. "There's a new architecture emerging," Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, said at Google's GCP Next last week. "In a year, you will use machine learning to do something better than humans have been doing. Schmidt is not alone in that thinking. Google rivals Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft, in fact, have made similar cloud computing moves of late.