Welcome to issue #76 March 12th, 2018

As Kubernetes graduated last week in this issue we have several articles explaining concepts, use cases as well as tutorials. Other news and articles are no less exciting and interesting.




From open source to sustainable success: the Kubernetes graduation story - Know about Kubernetes and its success.


Adding free usage to Blaze pricing plan - Announcement: Change in Blaze (pay-as-you-go) plan to align with the free usage that Firebase offer on Spark (free) plan.


Firebase Crashlytics graduates from beta - Crashlytics: next evolution of the crash reporting capabilities for Firebase Crash Reporting.

Cloud Shell

Introducing GCP’s new interactive CLI - gcloud (command line interface) for Google Cloud Platform offers now auto prompts and in-line help.


Statistics for NCAA men’s and women's basketball back to 1894 - Fans of basketball can play with different stats about teams, games etc. in BigQuery.


Loading Parquet Data from Google Cloud Storage to BigQeury - Parquet is an open source column-oriented data format that is widely used in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

Business Official Blog

Expanding the reach of Google Cloud Platform’s HIPAA-compliant offerings for healthcare - Learn about Google Cloud Platform’s HIPAA-compliant offerings for healthcare.


Articles, Tutorials

Google Kubernetes Engine

Learn to run Apache Spark natively on Google Kubernetes Engine with this tutorial - Tutorial with steps to run Apache Spark natively on Google Kubernetes Engine.

Google Kubernetes Engine

Deploying Redis with Persistence on Google Kubernetes Engine - Know how to deploy Redis with Persistence on Google Kubernetes Engine.

Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

Internal load balancing for kubernetes services on Google Cloud

Cloud Functions Cloud Pub/Sub Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Cloud Platform cron jobs sourced from Kubernetes - Article explains use of Kubernetes cron job functionality to replace Google App Engine cron to trigger cron jobs on Google Cloud Platform.


Istio Why do I need it? - Learn few fundamentals and benefits of Istio.

Advanced Kubernetes

Kubernetes Network Policy - In this article is described how Network Policy (Kubernetes feature, which allows intra Pod isolation) works.

Google Kubernetes Engine Tutorial

Configuring HTTPS to a Web Service on Google Kubernetes Engine - Learn how to configure HTTPS to a Web Service on Google Kubernetes Engine.

IAM Official Blog

Getting to know Cloud IAM - Learn about implementing Cloud IAM in GCP environment.

Machine Learning Official Blog TensorFlow

Comparing regression and classification on US elections data with TensorFlow Estimators - Using TensorFlow Estimators for Comparing regression and classification on US elections data.

Cloud ML Cloud Storage Google Kubernetes Engine TensorFlow

Getting 'ya music recommendation groove on with Google Cloud Platform! Part 3 - Description of high-level view of a recommendation project in Google Cloud Platform.

Beginner Cloud Spanner Tutorial

First Steps with Google Cloud Spanner - Learn basics of Google Cloud Spanner.

Compute Engine

How to get into Google Cloud and Install a Nginx + PHP-FPM + MariaDB High Performance WordPress Site - Learn installing WordPress Site with Nginx and MariaDB.

Compute Engine Security

How to setup SSL Certificate for Click to Deploy WordPress on GCP - Learn how to setup SSL Certificate for WordPress on GCP.

Docker Google Kubernetes Engine Stackdriver

Stackdriver Error Reporting: part 1 - Stackdriver Error Reporting three-ways: local, Docker and Kubernetes Engine.


Stackdriver Error Reporting: part 2 - Part 2 of Stackdriver Error Reporting Tutorial.

Container Registry Docker

Google Container Registry and Portainer - Know about Portainer as a way to manage my local Docker images, containers, networks.

Cloud Functions

Tutorial : Flutter App powered by Google Cloud Functions - Tutorial demonstrates using Google Cloud Functions with Flutter (Dart mobile library).

Cloud Storage Official Blog

Optimizing your Cloud Storage performance: Google Cloud Performance Atlas - Explore tips on optimizing your Google Cloud Storage performance.

Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Pub/Sub notifications in Elixir - This post explores Google Pub/Sub notifications in Elixir.

App Engine

Configuration injection with Kotlin & Spring Boot for Google App Engine Standard - Explore various application configuration options for Google App Engine with Kotlin & Spring Boot.


Leaf #0 — Top 13 Techniques for Google BigQuery Optimization - BigQuery best practices.

Beginner Cloud Speech API Python Tutorial

Auto-Transcribe : Google Speech API Time Offsets in Python - Demonstration of Google Speech API with Python.

Business GCP Experience

Using Google Cloud and machine learning to improve fraud detection - Description of how Ocado technology is using Google Cloud Platform.

BigQuery GCP Experience Official Blog

How Color uses the new Variant Transforms tool for breakthrough clinical data science with BigQuery - GCP Customer Story: Use of new Variant Transforms tool for breakthrough clinical data science with BigQuery.

BigQuery GCP Experience

TeamSnap: Supercharging digital marketing with Google BigQuery and Tableau - TeamSnap began using Google Analytics 360, which integrates with Google BigQuery, to provide a fully managed big data analysis service. TeamSnap analyzes the data using Tableau, which connects directly to Google BigQuery for fast analytics and helps the company share and collaborate on that information with self-service ease.

Slides, Videos, Audio

Google Cloud Platform

GCP Podcast - #117 Cloud AI with Dr. Fei-Fei Li


SLIs, SLOs, SLAs, oh my! - 8 minutes of action-packed SRE and DevOps education.


Latest Issues


Zdenko Hrček
Třebanická 183
Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 777 283 075
Email: zdenko@gcpweekly.com