TWiGCP “Firebase Summit, Node.js 10 in AppEngine, and 7TB of persistent NVRAM”

Here are the main announcements for this past week :

What’s new at Firebase Summit 2018” (firebase.googleblog.com). Formal support coming in beta, new Firebase Management API, improved ML Kit, a new local Cloud Firestore emulator, a Data Studio template, and more! Oh, and the team also celebrated 1.5 million monthly-active Firebase apps!

Node.js 10 available for App Engine, in lockstep with Long Term Support” (Google blog). Where idiomatic means understanding developers including their software cadence.

Available first on Google Cloud: Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory” (Google Cloud blog). That’s up to 7 TB of Persistent NVRAM!

Can cloud instances perform better than bare metal? Latest STAC-M3 benchmarks say yes” (Google blog)

Bringing enterprise network security controls to your Kubernetes clusters on GKE” (Google blog). Private clusters, Master authorized networks, and Shared VPC.

Kubeflow 0.3 Simplifies Setup & Improves ML Development” (kubeflow.org). New deployment tool kfctl, hyperparameter tuning, PyTorch operator parity with TensorFlow, more TFX libraries, new examples with XGBoost, GPU inference, etc.

From my still favorite “Customers are best to talk about GCP” department :

From the “How-to” department :

From the “will gRPC-Web change your perspective on REST?” department :

From the “there is still so much to be invented” department :

From the “what’s a TWiGCP without BigQuery?” department :

From the “we need your input” department :

From the “the more you know” department :

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

From the “all things multimedia” department :

This week’s picture is the 12th second of the Logan trailer and is taken from the “How 20th Century Fox uses ML to predict a movie audience” post.

That is all for this week!
-Alexis