Welcome to issue #291 April 25th, 2022


NoSQL Official Blog

Google Cloud and MongoDB Atlas expand their partnership - New integrations with Google Cloud will simplify discoverability, subscription, onboarding, and management of MongoDB Atlas when running on Google Cloud.

Cloud Speech API Official Blog

Google Cloud launches new models for more accurate Speech AI - Google Cloud’s updated Speech API models leverage new machine learning techniques for more accurate voice-based apps and digital experiences.

Event Official Blog

Our first-ever Google Workspace Summit: 9 sessions you don’t want to miss - Learn how organizations of all sizes are building productive, secure, and flexible work environments at the Google Workspace Summit.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Announcing the Climate Innovation Challenge—grants to support cutting-edge earth research - Climate Innovation Challenge grants provide scientists with Google Cloud research credits, so they can better address our urgent climate challenge.

Articles, Tutorials

Infrastructure, Networking, Security, Kubernetes

Infrastructure Networking Official Blog

Doing our part: How Google’s network helps internet content reach users - Behind the scenes, Google invests heavily in network infrastructure to ensure that data arrives at internet end users’ devices quickly and efficiently.

Networking Official Blog

4 new ways Citrix & Google Cloud can simplify your Cloud Migration - Citrix and Google Cloud simplify your cloud migration. The expanding partnership between Citrix and Google Cloud means that customers continue to enjoy faster and easier procurement and onboarding, greater control, and greater cost savings.

DevOps Infrastructure Official Blog SRE

The SRE book turns 6! - Site Reliability Engineering with Google’s SRE team! Since the publication of the SRE Book, we’ve learned and shared a lot —come explore SRE with us!


Maximize your cloud investment with FinOps on Google Cloud - This article focuses on the operational framework and cultural principles of implementing Cloud FinOps which is based on the FinOps whitepaper published by Google Cloud.

Cloud Source Repositories DevOps Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

GitOps setup in Google Kubernetes Engine using Flux CD - This tutorial exemplifies how to set up Flux in Kubernetes, a tool that keeps your applications updated as Yaml files get updated in a Git repository.

Network Intelligence Center Networking

Network Performance Diagnostics with GCP ‘Performance Dashboard’ - Troubleshooting GCP network related issues using Network Performance Dashboard.

App Development, Serverless, Databases, DevOps

Apigee NoSQL Official Blog

Extend your data to new uses with MongoDB and Apigee - MongoDB and Apigee together accelerate your transformation journey, get more value out of enterprise data, and unlock innovative use cases.

Cloud Spanner GCP Experience Official Blog

Vaccinating a nation: Vaccination app delivery in 30 days with Cloud Spanner - OChK used Cloud Spanner to design and deploy an application to help vaccinate every citizen in Poland against COVID-19.

Cloud Speech API Official Blog

Build Voice AI into your apps with our top 3 Speech API codelabs - Build Voice AI into your apps with these Speech API codelabs from Google Cloud.

API Official Blog

7 trends to watch in the API economy - APIs are crucial to digital transformation. But how will APIs themselves be transformed in the coming months?

GCP Experience Official Blog SAP

Deutsche Börse Group achieves greater agility and scale with SAP on Google Cloud - Deutsche Börse Group achieves greater agility and scale with SAP on Google Cloud.

Airflow Artifact Registry Python

If You Are Using Python and Google Cloud Platform, This Will Simplify Life for You (Part 2) - Manage your private packages with artifact registry and import them in Cloud Composer DAGs.

CI Cloud Build

Dynamic env variables with Google Cloud Build - In this article we learn how create .env file dynamically in the Google Cloud Build using substitution variables.

Cloud Functions Serverless

2nd Generation Google Cloud Function - An overview of 2nd gen Cloud Function features.

Big Data, Analytics, ML&AI

Cloud Speech API Official Blog

From insights to robots, Speech AI use cases have exploded - From deriving insight from conversation data to creating robots companions, Speech AI use cases have exploded.

BigQuery GIS

Extra geography simplification in BigQuery - Using BigQuery’s ST_Simplify.


Connecting Steampipe to Google BigQuery - Steampipe is a powerful tool for accessing your cloud deployment assets. Learn how to connect it to BigQuery and make it work for you.

Data Studio

Set up a Google Cloud service account for Data Studio - Create and configure a service account to access data on behalf of Data Studio.


What to do about BigQuery error “Resources exceeded during query execution” - How to bypass BigQuery resource exceeded message.

Jupyter Notebook Python Vertex AI

How to start Jupyter in Google Cloud — the Python way - Managing Jupyter Notebooks in Vertex AI using Python SDK.

BigQuery Cloud Marketplace Machine Learning Official Blog

First dedicated AI management and MLOps platform on Google Cloud Marketplace - Being able to make strategic decisions based on automated predictions and more targeted data saved the company $1.3M Euros in two fiscal quarters..

Machine Learning Vertex AI

All you need to know about Google Vertex AI Matching Engine - The good and the bad stuff, no seriously just a deep dive into the product.

Vertex AI

Explainable AI with Google Cloud Vertex AI - How to interpret and understand ML models with explainable AI (XAI).


Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Earth Week at Google: Helping researchers, startups and developers build more sustainably - In the days leading up to Earth Day, Google Cloud shared new sustainability research, programs, partners, customers and projects.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Climate scientist monitors Canada’s leaf canopy with Google Earth Engine on Google Cloud - Climate scientists rely on cloud-based tools like Google Earth Engine to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

GCP Certification Official Blog

How to prepare for — and ace — Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer exam - The Cloud Engineer Learning Path is an effective way to prepare for the Associate.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Meet the people of Google Cloud: Jim Hogan, driving innovation through inclusion - Jim Hogan shares his experience as an autistic Googler and how inclusion drives innovation.

Slides, Videos, Audio

GCP Podcast - #301 Spanner Myths Busted with Pritam Shah and Vaibhav Govil.

Security Podcast - #61 EP61 Anniversary Episode - What Did We Learn So Far on Cloud Security Podcast?



AI Platform Training - Pre-built PyTorch containers for PyTorch 1.11 are available for training.

Anthos Config Management - 1.11.1. Added support for using Fleet Workload Identity to authenticate to Git repositories in Cloud Source Repositories. Added a new --timeout flag to the nomos bugreport command. ConfigSync ignores the hidden directories .github, .gitlab, and the hidden file .gitlab-ci.yml. Fixed the issue where nomos bugreport blocks on IO when the number of managed resources exceeds the buffer limit.

Anthos clusters on AWS - An issue has been discovered in Anthos clusters on AWS (previous generation).

Anthos clusters on VMware - Anthos clusters on VMware 1.10.3-gke.49 is now available. Fixed issue where scale down sometimes took longer than expected when cluster autoscaling is enabled in a Dataplane-v2 cluster.

Anthos GKE on AWS - An issue has been discovered in Anthos clusters on AWS (previous generation).

AppEngine Standard Python3 - The Python 3.10 runtime for App Engine standard environment is now available in Preview.

Artifact Registry - Artifact Registry is now available in europe-west8 region (Milan, Italy).

Cloud Asset Inventory - The following resource types are now publicly available through the Analyze Policy APIs (AnalyzeIamPolicy and AnalyzeIamPolicyLongrunning): Database Migration Service datamigration.googleapis.com/MigrationJob datamigration.googleapis.com/ConnectionProfile.

BigTable - Cloud Bigtable is available in the europe-west8 (Milan) region.

Compute Engine - NVIDIA 510 driver is now supported for GPUs running on Compute Engine. Generally available: Milan, Italy europe-west8-a,b,c region has launched with general-purpose E2, N2, and N2D VMs available in all three zones. Preview: You can now customize the number of visible CPU cores.

Config Connector - Config Connector version 1.82.0 is now available. Added field spec.networkInterface[].networkIpRef to ComputeInstance resource. Deprecated spec.networkInterface[].networkIp field in ComputeInstance resource.

Data Fusion - Google Drive Plugins version 1.4.0 is generally available (GA).

Dataflow - Dataflow is now available in Milan (europe-west8).

Dataproc - New sub-minor versions of Dataproc images: 1.5.63-debian10, 1.5.63-ubuntu18, 1.5.63-rocky8 2.0.37-debian10, 2.0.37-ubuntu18, 2.0.37-rocky8. Dataproc Serverless for Spark now uses runtime version 1.0.10. Cloud Storage connector version upgraded to 2.2.6 in image version 2.0. Hive: Bundle threeten classes in hive-exec.jar in image version 2.0. Dataproc is now available in the europe-west8 region (Milan, Italy).

Cloud Filestore - Filestore is now available in Santiago, Chile (southamerica-west1 region) for Basic HDD and Basic SSD instances.

Cloud Healthcare API - Performing a FHIR search with the _content parameter and without specifying a FHIR resource type will be deprecated on May 23, 2022.

IAM - IAM Conditions now provides resource attributes for Cloud SQL backup sets.

Google Kubernetes Engine - (2022-R9) Version updates GKE cluster versions have been updated. The europe-west8 region in Milan is now available.

GKE - (2022-R9) Version updates Version 1.21.10-gke.2000 is now the default version.

Google Kubernetes Engine Rapid - (2022-R9) Version updates The following versions are now available in the Rapid channel: 1.21.11-gke.1100 1.23.5-gke.1500 The following versions are no longer available in the Rapid channel: 1.21.10-gke.2000 1.22.7-gke.900 Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Rapid channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.19.16-gke.9200 with this release.

Google Kubernetes Engine Regular - (2022-R9) Version updates Version 1.21.10-gke.2000 is now the default version in the Regular channel.

Google Kubernetes Engine Stable - (2022-R9) Version updates Version 1.20.15-gke.3400 is now the default version in the Stable channel.

Load Balancing - Backend subsetting for internal HTTP(S) load balancers improves performance and scalability by assigning a subset of backends to each of the proxy instances.

Network Intelligence Center - You can set the observation period for overly permissive rule insights for a period of up to 12 months.

Cloud PubSub - Pub/Sub is now available in europe-west8 (Milan).

Cloud Run - You can now allocate up to 32 GiB of memory and up to 8 CPU to your Cloud Run services. The following new region is now available: europe-west8.

SAP Solutions - SAP NetWeaver high-availability cluster documentation for RHEL A new manual configuration guide for SAP NetWeaver high-availability clusters on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is available for use. SAP NetWeaver high-availability clusters on SLES - change to recommended configuration The recommended configuration for enabling back-end communication between the nodes in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) high-availability cluster for SAP NetWeaver on Google Cloud has changed.

Cloud Spanner - Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Milan (europe-west8).

Cloud Speech-to-Text - "Latest" models are available in more than 20 languages.

Cloud SQL - Support for europe-west8 region (Milan).

Cloud Storage Transfer - Storage Transfer Service now provides more options for when to overwrite files that already exist in the destination.

Cloud Storage - Cloud Storage is now available in Milan, Italy (europe-west8 region).

Vertex AI - You can now use a pre-built container to perform custom training with PyTorch 1.11.

Virtual Private Cloud - For auto mode VPC networks, added a new subnet for the Milan europe-west8 region.

Cloud VPN - Cloud VPN is now available in region europe-west8 (Milan, Italy).


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