Title: Google is challenging Amazon in the cloud by partnering with open-source companies instead of competing with them
Author: Jordan Novet
Abstract: This CNBC article covers Google’s efforts to work with open-source companies and help them get to market. This partnership with open source companies, writes the author, is Google’s approach to competing with Amazon in the cloud. This development is occurring in the context of Amazon taking steps to compete with open-source software providers. The article states that Google Cloud’s new initiative to partner with companies which have built businesses by commercializing open-source products includes InfluxData, a start-up that commercializes a time series database called InfluxDB.