At the Google Cloud Next show, the company showed that another key to the cloud provider’s growth will be through partnerships, which were a central theme of the event. During the conference, the company announced tighter strategic partnerships with a range of open-source database providers: Confluent, DataStax, Elastic, InfluxData, MongoDB, Neo4j and Redis Labs. Google Cloud will be offering managed services by these companies that will be integrated into Google Cloud, which will make it easier to enterprises to build applications using these open-source technologies.

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