Highlights –

  • As per the agreement, Dun & Bradstreet will use Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider to accelerate infrastructure modernization.
  • They will also explore ways to work together on go-to-market initiatives.

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Inc, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, and Google Cloud announced a 10-year strategic agreement to take advantage of the latter’s capabilities for infrastructure modernization. Both will also come together to innovate new industry-specific solutions and services to help businesses run smoothly and efficiently.

As per the agreement, Dun & Bradstreet will use Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider to accelerate infrastructure modernization, thus allowing companies to deliver next-generation solutions to stay up on the needs of organizations. The depth and breadth of Dun & Bradstreet’s business data and insights, combined with Google Cloud’s technology, will push the joint innovation agenda that emphasizes on helping customers come out of significant business challenges being faced today. The firm’s first innovation step will be directed towards delivering solutions to solve the increasing challenge of managing supply chain risk.

To address this challenge, Dun & Bradstreet will become one of the founding data providers for Google Cloud’s Supply Chain Twin solution, underpinned by BigQuery, Google cloud’s serverless, multi-cloud data warehouse, and give supply chain virtualization for different businesses. Both companies aim to improve end-to-end supply chain visibility for customers and uncover hidden risks in worldwide supply chains.

Experts’ View

“Today’s announcement strengthens the already strong ties between our companies,” said Anthony Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer for Dun & Bradstreet. “Innovation thrives in collaborative environments and we are proud to work with the team at Google Cloud to marshal the best of our data and technologies to push the boundaries of innovation and unlock opportunities to help our clients and stakeholders win in this fast-paced market.”

“Through this collaboration with Dun & Bradstreet, we are helping companies of all sizes make better decisions through data-driven insights. Dun & Bradstreet’s reputation for business data and delivering innovative capabilities, combined with our leading analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies, will bring new opportunities to our mutual customers,” said Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer, Google Cloud.

“Both Dun & Bradstreet and Google Cloud bring deep domain expertise, brand leadership, and a strong desire and ability to do something truly innovative for our clients,” said Kevin Coop, President, North America, Dun & Bradstreet North America. “Our strategic relationship provides a source of creativity beyond both of our walls for new solutions delivered at scale and with speed by bringing together our resources, building client networks, and fostering industry relationships.”

“The team at Dun & Bradstreet is driven by an innovation-first mindset and we look forward to collaborating with them to bring new solutions to market for our mutual customers through Google Cloud,” said Kirsten Kliphouse, President, North America, Google Cloud.