This week in Google Cloud Platform — “Osaka region, Spring on GCP, and a Bitcoin public dataset”

GCP will soon reach 19 regions as it is “building its second Japanese region in Osaka” (Google blog)

Spring Framework 5 and Spring Boot 2 users rejoice, you can now use your favorite technologies and access the full power of GCP (Google blog). See also Pivotal’s take on this — “Spring Cloud for Google Cloud Platform 1.0 Milestone 2 Available” (

Qwiklabs has released two new “baseline” quests, one for Kubernetes Engine, and one for Data, ML, and AI. Start here (

From the “GCP users talk best about the tech” department :

From the “a week without BigQuery is a wasted week” department :

From the “putting TensorFlow versatility to the test” department :

From the “it didn’t really fit into any other category” department :

From the “In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)” department :

If you’re on twitter, here are some updates to Google Cloud’s presence there :

The GCP Podcast episode gets into how Google works with the community on TensorFlow — Episode #113 Open Source TensorFlow with Yifei Feng.

This week’s screenshot is taken from the Spring on GCP blog post

That’s it for this week!