Welcome to issue #95 July, 23rd 2018

This week are holidays for all Google Cloud users since it's Google Cloud Next conference from 24th until 26th July. There are several articles related to "must see" or "top X" sessions for certain topics, because there are so many sessions :). Beside that, there are various news and announcement most notable quick reaction with improvements for account management based on bad customer experience article.

 

News

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Improving our account management policies to better support customers - Improved GCP account management policies to better support for GCP customers.

Infrastructure Official Blog

Our Los Angeles cloud region is open for business - The Los Angeles Google Cloud Platform region is officially open.

Google Cloud Spanner Official Blog

Cloud Spanner adds import/export functionality to ease data movement - You can now import and export data easily in the Cloud Spanner Console.

Cloud Launcher Kubernetes

Introducing commercial Kubernetes applications in GCP Marketplace - Production-ready commercial Kubernetes apps are now available on GCP marketplace (aka Cloud Launcher).

Google Compute Engine Official Blog

Now shipping: ultramem machine types with up to 4TB of RAM - General availability of Google Compute Engine “ultramem” memory-optimized machine types with up to 4TB of RAM.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

VMware and Google Cloud: building the hybrid cloud together with vRealize Orchestrator - Preview of plug-in for VMware vRealize Orchestrator and support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) resources in vRealize Automation.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Bringing GPU-accelerated analytics to GCP Marketplace with MapD - Availability of MapD on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace.

BigQuery

BigQuery Updates - BigQuery has (finally) new UI.

Kubernetes

Kubernetes wins OSCON Most Impact Award - At the Open Source Awards at OSCON 2018, Kubernetes won the inaugural Most Impact Award.

 

Articles, Tutorials

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

Top storage and database sessions to check out at Next 2018 - Five not-to-miss sessions for top storage and database sessions to check out at Next 2018.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

5 must-see network sessions at Google Cloud NEXT 2018 - 5 must-see network sessions at Google Cloud NEXT 2018.

Networking

Google Cloud NEXT: A quick guide to Cloud Networking sessions - Brief overview of sessions related to Networking on Google Cloud Next.

Official Blog SRE

SRE fundamentals: SLIs, SLAs and SLOs - Learn about SRE fundamentals: SLIs, SLAs and SLOs.

DevOps

Terraform Pipelines in GitLab - Setting up terraform Pipelines in GitLab.

Firebase Google App Engine Google Cloud Storage

Static Hosting on GCP - High level overview of products on Google Cloud Platform which support static hosting.

Google Compute Engine Python

Using gcloud and Python Client Library with Google Compute Engine - How to use gcloud and Python Client Library with Google Compute Engine.

Google App Engine

Google App Engine — Cloud Storage Website and React Applications - Build Cloud Storage Website and React Applications using Google App Engine.

Google App Engine Python

How do you manage environments in Django on Google App Engine? - Managing environments in Django on Google App Engine.

Google Cloud Functions

Using Environment Variables with Google Cloud Functions - How to use Environment Variables with Google Cloud Functions

Google Cloud Bigtable

Developing a JanusGraph-backed Service on Google Cloud Platform - The steps required to get a Java service up and running on Google Cloud Platform, accessing JanusGraph on a Cloud Bigtable cluster.

DevOps Python

Deploy a basic Python application using Jenkins X & Kubernetes - Creating Kubernetes cluster using Jenkins X and setting CI/CD.

Kubernetes

Kubernetes: DNS Proxy With Services - How to use the Kubernetes DNS Server to mask external services to look like internal services.

Beginner BigQuery

Google BigQuery — List all partitions in a partitioned table - Queries to list all partitions in a partitioned table in Google BigQuery.

BigQuery Java

Streaming data directly into BigQuery - Cost effective ways to streaming data directly into BigQuery.

Google Cloud Storage

Introduction to Google Cloud Storage - Overview of Google Cloud Storage.

Google Cloud SQL

Cloud SQL is Managed MySQL on GCP - Overview of setting up a Cloud SQL instance on Google Cloud Platform.

Google App Engine Google Cloud Pub/Sub Tutorial

Using Google Pub/Sub Messaging with AppScale - Article goes through process of configuring AppScale (Google App Engine like environment) to send and receive messages through Pub/Sub emulator.

Apache Beam Google Cloud Dataflow Google Cloud Datastore

Uploading data to Cloud Datastore using Dataflow - Upload data from csv file into Datastore using Dataflow.

Apache Beam Google Cloud Datastore Python

Apache Beam Tricks: Querying Google Datastore with Python - Querying Google Datastore with Python.

Stackdriver

auditd agent config for Stackdriver Logging - How to configure auditd agent for Stackdriver Logging.

Google Cloud Platform

Google, Here We Come! - Sigma IDE now supports Google Cloud Platform.

Business

Three reasons Google lags in the cloud – and four ways it can step on the gas - Analysis of Google Cloud Platform features.

BigQuery GCP Experience

Streamlining predictive analytics in retail marketing - Online flash-sale retailer Zulily uses BigQuery and Tableau to help power its predictive analytics, which, in turn, boosts its marketing efforts and ability to manage incoming data.

 

Slides, Videos, Audio

Machine Learning

GCP Podcast - #136 - Robotics, Navigation, and Reinforcement Learning with Raia Hadsell.

Kubernetes

Kubernetes Podcast - #12 Kubernetes Origins, with Joe Beda

Google Cloud Platform

Automated Deployments using Spinnaker - Take5 - How to build a container based CI/CD pipeline leveraging Google Cloud Platform (GCP) tools along with open source tool Spinnaker for deployment.

Kubernetes

Multi-Cluster Ingress with Google Kubernetes Engine - Take5

SAP

Automated Deployments using Spinnaker - Take5

  
 

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