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Splunk is now available on Google Cloud in beta

Partnership is aimed at organisations that want faster analytical decisions from large datasets

Data platform Splunk is now available on Google Cloud in beta before it's rolled out fully later in the year. 

The new partnership is aimed at organisations that want faster analytical decisions from large datasets, and follows on from Google's acquisition of multi-cloud data analytics firm Looker in February. 

The two companies plan to integrate Splunk Cloud across Google Cloud, with services like Anthos, Google Cloud Security Command Centre and Google Cloud's operations suite. 

With these integrations, Google hopes existing customers can share critical data between applications and pull insights from hybrid and multi-cloud datasets. 

"Data is at the centre of every digital transformation and we are proud to partner with Splunk to help organisations build data-driven, cloud-native strategies," said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. "Businesses can now leverage Splunk's capabilities in data analytics for IT, security, user behaviour and more, on Google Cloud's trusted and secure infrastructure."

The partnership highlights Google's cloud strategy, which has seen big moves with data and migration companies in 2020. Along with Looker, the company also acquired Cornerstone Technologies in February, a dutch mainframe migration firm.

Google Cloud is seen as the third big provider, behind AWS and Microsoft, but its heavy investment in the market is leading to signs of growth

According to Doug Merritt, president and CEO of Splunk, the new partnership will help companies bring data to every question, decision and action for both on-premises and cloud digitisation journeys at incredible speed and great scale.  

"We chose to partner with Google Cloud to deliver the technology, capabilities and trusted infrastructure required to help businesses connect all forms of data," said Doug Merritt, president and CEO of Splunk. 

"Splunk's partnership with Google Cloud will help empower even more customers to harness nearly limitless data opportunities across IT, Security and Application Development while remaining agile and cost-effective."

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