Tag: Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Top Three Use Cases for Google Cloud Spanner

Since its launch in 2017, Google Cloud Spanner has built a reputation that’s very different from traditional databases. Where old-school databases were known to be fragile, finicky and high-maintenance, Google Cloud Spanner delivered the seemingly impossible: a fully managed relational…

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GCP Professional Cloud Architect Certification Guide

Looking for how to prepare for the latest version of Google Cloud Professional Architect Certification?  Wondering if you are ready to give it a shot? If yes, then this post might help you ace your certification.  I’ll briefly summarize my…

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Consuming Tweets Using Apache Beam on Dataflow

Apache Beam is an SDK (software development kit) available for Java, Python, and Go that allows for a streamlined ETL programming experience for both batch and streaming jobs. It’s the SDK that GCP Dataflow jobs use and it comes with…

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Near Real-Time Data Processing for BigQuery: Part Two

This post is part two of describing (near) real-time data processing for BigQuery. In this post, I will use Dataform to implement transforms as well as ASSERTS on the data and unit testing of BigQuery code and SQL statements. Part…

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Near Real-Time Data Processing for BigQuery: Part One

This post describes (near) real-time data processing for BigQuery with unique and other check constraints, and unit testing. This is part one of two, and describes the real-time ingestion of the data. Part two will describe how to implement ASSERTS…

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How to Deploy Machine Learning on Google Cloud Platform

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we update and bring forward a popular post from the past. Today’s post was originally published on August 15, 2019. In this post, I’ll describe a…

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How to Implement Airflow Best Practices From a Data Scientist’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we update and bring forward a popular post from the past. Today’s post was originally published on August 8, 2019. This blog post is a compilation…

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Embracing the New Normal With Google Workspace – Part Three

“Companies that change may survive, but companies that transform thrive.” — The 4 Dos of Change Management, Nick Candito, Forbes.com For many people and companies, the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic was all about holding on. Survival alone was…

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Dipping Your Toes Into Building an Analytics Platform on Google Cloud Platform

“We have many disparate data sources and we’re having a hard time getting a global view of all our data across our organization.” “Our data is currently all in <enter data warehouse name here> and we want to migrate it…

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How to Connect from Cloud Functions to the Private IP Address of Cloud SQL in Google Cloud

Cloud functions allow you to run single-purpose functions without having to manage instances in Google Cloud. Cloud SQL is Google Cloud’s managed SQL service. For better security, it’s best practice to disable public IP in Cloud SQL. In terraform, the…

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