TWiGCP — “All about cost, and the road to Next ‘18”

We’re beyond excited for Cloud Next ’18 (, which is starting just a week from now! Are you?

Cost control remains a top priority for new and seasoned cloud users. You can now forecast your GCP costs for billing accounts, projects, or even a single product for a given project — “Predict your future costs with Google Cloud Billing cost forecast” (Google blog)

Using instance metadata in Cloud Dataproc initialization actions” (Google blog). Instance metadata is useful, for example, in executing different commands on master and worker instances.

Introducing new Apigee capabilities to deliver business impact with APIs” (Google blog). Strong Informatica partnership at work.

As always, you can find tons of detailed information on recent updates to 10 or so major GCP products in these Google Cloud SDK 208.0.x Release Notes (Google documentation)

From the “Time and cost of training” department :

From the “SQL Databases” department :

From the “all things kontainers” department :

From the “we love all GCP community feedback” department :

From the “Beta, GA, or what?” department :

From the “all things multimedia” department :

This week’s picture is from the “Predict your GCP costs” post :

That is all for this week!