Welcome to issue #147 July 22nd, 2019

If I counted correctly on Greg Wilson's GCP product list, there are 214 products, services, and projects related to Google Cloud and in each issue of this newsletter, you can get the most recent information and knowledge for many of them. Let's jump in!



AI Machine Learning Official Blog

Introducing the What-If Tool for Cloud AI Platform models - With this integration, AI Platform users can develop a deeper understanding of how their models work under different scenarios, and build rich visualizations to explain model performance to others.

Business Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Gartner names Google Cloud a leader in its IaaS Magic Quadrant - For the second consecutive year, Google Cloud is a leader in Gartner Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant.

Articles, Tutorials

Google Cloud Platform

Every Google Cloud product described in 4 words or less - Updated version with 28 new products.

NoSQL Official Blog

Keep calm and query on: Running your databases in GCP - Recent solution papers regarding running databases on GCP.

Istio Kubernetes Stackdriver

Istio and Stackdriver - Using Stackdriver to monitor Istio on GKE.

Cloud Functions DevOps Monitoring Official Blog Stackdriver

Operate with confidence: Keeping your functions functioning with monitoring, logging and error reporting - Learn how to use Stackdriver monitoring tools to quickly detect bugs that slipped into production.

Cloud Run Java

Java frameworks performances on Cloud Run - Testing various Java frameworks for cold start duration.

Compute Engine Official Blog Security

Configuring secure remote access for Compute Engine VMs - You can use Cloud IAP to limit access to the internet for your Google Compute Engine VMs.


Authenticating using Google OpenID Connect Tokens - The article explains how to acquire and validate ID tokens for identities on GCP.

Cloud SQL Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

GKE: Cloud SQL Proxy as a standalone service - Using Cloud SQL proxy as a standalone service in Kubernetes Engine.

Docker Knative Kubernetes

Building Cloud-Native Apps with Appsody - Appsody provides a set of open source tools and capabilities that simplifies the process of building and deploying applications to Kubernetes.

Knative Serverless

On-Premise Serverless Architecture - Using Knative for on-premise serverless solutions.


Deconstructing Chatbot: Integrate Dialogflow with Telephony Gateway - The article describes how to integrate Telephony Gateway in Dialogflow.

Apache Beam Cloud Dataflow Python

Input source reading patterns in Google Cloud Dataflow - Most common input reading patterns for Dataflow jobs.

BigQuery Data Analytics

Building an analytics stack - Process of creating analytics solution on GCP.

BigQuery Python

How to load GeoJSON files into BigQuery GIS - An ETL pipeline for GeoJSON to BigQuery.

AI Platform Notebooks

AIPlatform Notebooks (and VMs) Auto Shutdown On Idle - Script to automatically shutdown idle VM with notebooks.

AWS Azure Cloud Vision API

2019 Examples to Compare OCR Services - Comparison of some cloud OCR services.

GCP Certification

How to pass the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect Exam! - New courses for GCP certificate exams.

Slides, Videos, Audio

GCP Podcast - #186 Blockchain with Allen Day

Kubernetes Podcast - #62 Large Hadron Kubernetes at CERN, with Ricardo Rocha, Lukas Heinrich, and Clemens Lange


GitLab and Google webcast - Running Containerized Applications on Modern Serverless Platforms


Query and Visualize Lightning Strikes with BigQuery GIS


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