This week in Google Cloud — “Cloud Dataproc 1.2, Super Mario Run on GCP, 5-star Cloud Spanner, and Cloud Shell code editor in beta”
With a 1.2 release, Cloud Dataproc is now even faster and offers up-to-date versions of Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop.
Cloud Shell’s code editor is now in beta. Serious code editing and a terminal right in your browser feels incredibly powerful.
From the “customers talk best about GCP” department :
- 40M downloads in 150 countries in 4 days? That would be the Super Mario Run launch on Google App Engine!
- How Seenit uses Google Cloud Platform and Couchbase to power a video collaboration platform.
Infoworld’s review of Google Cloud Spanner gives it 5 stars. Check out why (infoworld.com)
From the “under the hood and how it’s built” department :
- Three steps to Compute Engine startup-time bliss
- Google Container Builder, Part 2: Multi-Step Builds (YouTube.com)
- Running external (C++) libraries with Cloud Dataflow for grid-computing workloads
- iOS conversational app using API.AI and Google Cloud Vision, Translate, and Speech APIs
There is really no machine learning without data and no data without a modernized organization. Read more in this CIO’s guide to data analytics and machine learning.
From the “ICYMI” department :
- Folders are now Generally Available
- Kubernetes (1.7+) Initializer by Kelsey Hightower (github.com)
- Pivotal Cloud Foundry with Google Cloud Platform (pivotal.io)
- Pivotal Cloud Native roadshow (still 8 cities left, maybe one nearby?)
- Let’s Encrypt and Google App Engine in 2017 (medium.com)
Episode #87 of the GCP Podcast discusses Customer Engineers with Jonathan Cham (gcppodcast.com)
From the “GCP in the news” department :
- Google says it has tripled its big cloud deals over the last year (recode.net)
- This is why Nintendo bet big on Google to bring Super Mario to the iPhone (businessinsider.com)
This week’s picture is taken from the Super Mario Run on GCP post :
That’s it for this week!