(The Hosting News) – Just a day before Amazon was set to launch its re:invent conference to unveil its cloud services, competitors announced their own cloud products.
As an effort to draw developers away from Amazon, Google announced two new products-Cloud Endpoints and Mobile Backend.
The first service, Cloud Endpoints, features a set of tools that allows clients to develop API’s to access data from other applications. Mobile Backend is a cloud backend that is supported for Android and iOS.
In regards to its new services, Google wrote, “As a mobile application developer, some projects demand building your own backend, while others can move faster with a ready-made solution.”
Besides Google’s impeccable timing on revealing these services, the big surprise was that these services are being offered for free.
Also joining in the cloud marketplace announcements was Pivotal, with its news of Pivotal One Platform Service. The company describes its product as “the world’s first next-generation multi-cloud enterprise PaaS.”
A report by eWEEK stated that Amazon Web Services is currently the largest in the cloud market, with an estimated $4 billion in revenues.