Big Data and Google Cloud to Fight Climate Change

October 14, 2021 | 2 minutes read

The power of Big Data and Cloud Computing has brought Google Cloud and a number of other companies including CARTO and PLANET together to confront climate change. 

Climate change has become a grave concern nowadays.  Google has announced a partnership with five companies to combat this challenge. Sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives and policies are the main goals of these companies.  These companies offer public and private customers ways to anticipate and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

This new partnership makes use of user-generated data for its computations. And every member company has its designated role to play. For example, as announced by CARTO it will help in improving data visualization. Similarly, the partnership of Google with PLANET is also important because it will help with high-quality images.

Google, itself, is a data hub. Moreover, existing customers of Google also produce myriads of data every now and then. The partnership is aimed at manipulating this data with the help of Big Data technology and data science to generate useful results. These results can prove useful in locating and mitigating the climate risk areas.

There is no doubt that the implications of climate are everywhere. Due to this, companies are bound to imbue Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in their operations.  In this regard, big data have helped a lot. Big data is better data is a popular platitude nowadays.  Because cloud technologies not only help E-Commerce to generate sales but can also help enterprises.

Similarly, the applications of big data are very widespread. This is the reason that it has become one of the top 10 technologies to learn in 2021.  Yuval Noah Harari in his book, 21 lessons for the 21st century, states that data is the new gold nowadays.  Moreover, SignalFire is one of the many successful startups, focussing on big data, which raised $500 million in 2019.