Chronosphere and Google Cloud at Google Next ’24


Martin Mao Martin Co-Founder and CEO of Chronosphere
Martin Mao

Co-Founder and CEO | Chronosphere

Martin is a technologist with a history of solving problems at the largest scale in the world and is passionate about helping enterprises use cloud native observability and open source technologies to succeed on their cloud native journey. He’s now the Co-Founder & CEO of Chronosphere, a Series C startup with $348M in funding, backed by Greylock, Lux Capital, General Atlantic, Addition, and Founders Fund.

He was previously at Uber, where he led the development and SRE teams that created and operated M3. Previously, he worked at AWS, Microsoft, and Google. He and his family are based in the Seattle area, and he enjoys playing soccer and eating meat pies in his spare time.

Scott Barneson
Scott Barneson

Managing Director of ISV Sales & Partner GTM North America | Google Cloud


Chronosphere and Google Cloud partner together to offer organizations the power of a unified observability tool that helps manage costs and complexity. In this video, hear all about the momentum our partnership has seen over the past year, and what our latest product integration with Google Cloud Personalized Service Health means for our customers.


Martin: My name is Martin Mao. I’m the CEO and co-founder of Chronosphere. We provide an observability solution for companies adopting cloud and cloud native architecture.

Scott: Hey, I’m Scott Barneson. Managing Director of ISV Sales and Partner Go To Market for Google Cloud in North America.

Martin: We’ve been a Google Cloud customer, and we’ve been running our platform on Google Cloud, since the very beginning. About a year ago, we became a Google Cloud partner with our announcement of being listed in the Google Cloud Marketplace.

We were looking for a cloud provider that would give us the best managed Kubernetes service in the industry. And that was clearly going to be Google and Google Cloud from day one.

Scott: When Martin and the team built Chronosphere to run on Google Cloud, focusing on this idea of cloud native observability is very much a natural partnership.

We hear from customers all the time: They’re looking to grow their environments, transform their businesses. And observability is one of those topics that continues to be a high priority.

Martin: We’ve been helping a lot of joint customers and customers that are leveraging Google Cloud: Big consumer apps like Snapchat, B2B leaders like Mixpanel, as well as startups like Dandy.

As our customers continue to ask for more capability in this space, we’ve seen more and more momentum in our partnership.

Chronosphere is squarely in the middle of that intersection of being cloud native and delivering high value applications to customers. We’ve been doing a lot of product integrations: integrating with BigQuery, as well as streaming a lot of the metric and monitoring data from GKE clusters.

Scott: These days, we hear a lot about: “How do I move faster in the cloud?” We’re entering a period where we will see more innovation and more transformation, likely than any period before. But to do that with confidence, they need tools.

Martin: Developers are spending more time, perhaps up to 25 percent of their time, debugging issues as opposed to building new software.

Martin: I hope for a future where both companies and our partnership become stronger as we move forward. But also, for Chronosphere to leverage and explore the potential of applying generative AI to the Chronosphere platform itself, especially through Google Cloud Gemini in particular.

Scott: We see more and more customers who are looking for this wonderful mix of increased visibility at a lower operational cost. The future of our partnership is saying yes to those customers.

Martin: At Google Next, the big announcement for us is that we’re announcing a product integration with the Google Cloud Personalized Services Health. That is a service that is an aggregation of a lot of the events across the Google Cloud Service. And those events that tell you the health of a lot of these services can now be ingested and displayed in the Chronosphere platform. Having that visibility in a single place is a great, centralized way to show all of that data.

Scott: I can’t wait to see the reaction from customers, hearing more about what they’re looking for, what their needs are, where they’re having challenges, where we can continue to invest in this partnership. There’s a tremendous opportunity for us together in the marketplace.