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Run cron jobs reliably on Compute Engine with Cloud SchedulerRun cron jobs reliably on Compute Engine with Cloud SchedulerSolutions Architect

Many systems have regularly scheduled jobs, but getting those job to run reliably in a distributed environment can be surprisingly hard. Imagine trying to run the standard UNIX cron job scheduling service in a fleet of virtual machines. Many…

Introducing scheduled snapshots for Compute Engine persistent diskIntroducing scheduled snapshots for Compute Engine persistent diskProduct ManagerProduct ManagerSenior Software Engineer, Google Compute Engine

From web hosting to databases, workloads running on Compute Engine need a reliable, convenient and automatic way to create periodic snapshots for disks of VM instances. We are excited to announce that starting today, scheduled snapshots are…

Revevol: How we built a BI dashboard with GCP to track G Suite adoptionRevevol: How we built a BI dashboard with GCP to track G Suite adoptionPrincipal Engineer, Revevol

At a high level, the architecture is as follows: we extract data from the G Suite APIs using App Engine, store it in Google Cloud Storage, transform it in Cloud Dataflow and store it in BigQuery for analysis. We then use Data Studio for visualization.…

Query without a credit card: introducing BigQuery sandboxQuery without a credit card: introducing BigQuery sandboxDeveloper AdvocateBigQuery Product Manager

Some words from our partners and colleagues BigQuery sandbox strives to make it fast and easy for you to try BigQuery and explore the public datasets and your own data. Here’s what our partners and colleagues are saying: “Google’s integration…

Stackdriver usage and costs: a guide to understand and optimize spendingStackdriver usage and costs: a guide to understand and optimize spendingSolutions Architect

Google Stackdriver is a cloud-based managed services platform designed to give you visibility into app and infrastructure services. Stackdriver’s monitoring, logging and APM tools make it easy to navigate between data sources to view performance…

Build containers faster with Cloud Build with KanikoBuild containers faster with Cloud Build with KanikoSoftware Engineer, Container Tools

At Google, we believe that fast builds are key to developer productivity. A recent internal study showed that our largest source of wasted engineering time comes from builds that take 2-10 minutes. We're not the only ones to notice this. In…

Seven steps to making DevOps a realitySeven steps to making DevOps a realityVP of Engineering

When it comes to creating a business that can thrive in the digital age, the benefits of DevOps are clear. In a recent survey sponsored by Google Cloud, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services found that about two-thirds of the respondents…

Golden State Warriors power data analytics and fan experiences with Google CloudGolden State Warriors power data analytics and fan experiences with Google CloudChief Marketing Officer, Google Cloud

Today, we’re announcing a Google Cloud partnership with the Golden State Warriors as their official public cloud provider to help them transform their organization and do more with their data, on and off the court. More and more industries…

The Telegraph UK: Reimagining media with the help of Google CloudThe Telegraph UK: Reimagining media with the help of Google CloudCustomer Engineering Director, Google Cloud, UK & IE

Whether they’re reading the newspaper on the way to work, or catching up on the latest headlines on their smartphones, readers expect up-to-the-minute news wherever and whenever makes the most sense for them. As a result, media companies are…

5 Million and counting: how G Suite is transforming work5 Million and counting: how G Suite is transforming workVP Product Management, G Suite

Companies are reimagining how work happens by using cloud technology to collaborate and stay productive. This is why businesses have relied on G Suite, our set of intelligent and collaborative tools including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive,…