Google Cloud Hits Major League Baseball Home Run, AWS Is Out

The major cloud computing platforms like to publicize their big customer wins, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) stealing Major League Baseball (MLB) business from Amazon Web Services could be considered a home run.

“Google Cloud will become MLB’s Official Cloud and Cloud Data and Analytics partner, with MLB’s business operations, including Statcast — the automated tool for analyzing player movements and abilities — now running on Google Cloud,” Google announced.

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In the summer of 2018, it was a different story, with AWS announcing: “Major League Baseball (MLB) has chosen AWS as its official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning workloads. In extending its long-standing relationship, MLB will use AWS machine learning services to continue development of Statcast — the tracking technology that runs on AWS to analyze player performance for every game — and develop new technologies to support MLB Clubs in driving innovative fan experiences and engagement across all 30 Major League ballparks.”

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