Google Cloud Weekly - GCP Newsletter #348

Welcome to issue #348 May 29th, 2023


Infrastructure Official Blog

Now open, new Doha cloud region set to support Qatar’s National Vision 2030 - The new Google Cloud region in Doha, Qatar is now open and expected to contribute a cumulative 18.9 billion USD in economic output to the economy of Qatar.

BigQuery Data Analytics Official Blog

Introducing partitioning and clustering recommendations for optimizing BigQuery usage - The BigQuery partitioning and clustering recommender analyzes workloads and tables and identifies potential cost-optimization opportunities.

BigQuery Data Analytics Official Blog

Transform your unstructured data with AI using BigQuery object tables, now GA - BigQuery object tables offer a structured record interface for unstructured data, so you can process and manage it securely and programmatically.

Compute Engine Official Blog

Generally Available: C3 VMs with 4th Gen Intel Xeon and industry-leading price-performance - Now GA, the C3 machine series is a general-purpose VM family that delivers price-performance improvements for a wide variety of workloads.

Cloud Firestore Eventarc Official Blog Serverless

Firestore adds three new trigger destinations through an integration with Eventarc - Firestore adds support for 3 new trigger destinations (Cloud Run, Cloud Functions Gen 2, Google Kubernetes Engine) through an integration with Eventarc.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

The search experience within the Google Cloud console just got a bit easier - We overhauled the search and navigation capabilities of the Google Cloud console, making it easier to find what you need, when you need it.

Cloud Run Official Blog Serverless

Cloud Run now supports sidecar deployments — monitoring agents, proxies and more

Official Blog reCAPTCHA

Introducing reCAPTCHA Enterprise Fraud Prevention - reCAPTCHA Enterprise’s new Fraud Prevention uses Google Cloud's fraud models, machine learning, and intelligence to help stop payment fraud.

DevOps Official Blog

Developers, embrace application modernization with Migrate to Container's new CLI - Improve performance, increase agility, reduce costs and modernize with migrate to containers in the CLI.

DevOps Official Blog

What’s the future of DevOps? You tell us. Take the 2023 Accelerate State of DevOps survey - Take the 2023 Accelerate State of DevOps survey, now open, to help inform DORA's next report.

AI Official Blog

Google is named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud AI Developer Services report - Gartner names Google a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud AI Developer Services report.

Articles, Tutorials

Infrastructure, Networking, Security, Kubernetes

Networking Official Blog VPC

Deploy Network Virtual Appliances (NVAs) without multiple VPCs — technical deep dive - Improve resiliency with dynamic routing and smarter networking policies to manage your traffic flow.

Cloud DNS Infrastructure Networking

Expanding Private DNS Resolution in a Hybrid Environment with Google Cloud Platform - More and more organizations are gravitating towards hybrid environments primarily due to security concerns, or simply because transferring….

GCP Certification Infrastructure Networking Security

Managing Egress Traffic on Google Cloud Platform with Cloud Secure Web Proxy - This article discusses the usage of Secure Web Proxy to control, secure, and monitor the web egress traffic of an organization’s network.

Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

Streamline Kubernetes DNS Management: Effortless Lifecycle Control with ExternalDNS - This article covers how to install ExternalDNS in GKE and use the add-on to manage the lifecycle of DNS records.

Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

Optimising platform spend with cluster autoscaling - This blog post explored how yo leverage cluster autoscaling capabilities to dynamically allocate resources as needed, resulting in more efficient use of infrastructure and lower costs.

App Development, Serverless, Databases, DevOps

Apigee Official Blog Public Sector Security

How Apigee can help government agencies adopt Zero Trust - With the help of APIs and Google Cloud’s Apigee, government agencies can bring application-based information together to support their objectives.

Dialogflow Official Blog

How to integrate a Virtual Agent using Google Dialogflow ES into a Twilio Conversation - Virtual agents can work with Twilio Flex and Dialogflow to improve text-based conversation bots.

Cloud SQL Official Blog

What's new in PostgreSQL 15 - A closer look at PostgreSQL 15 new features around performance, observatility, scaling and securing your data.

Cloud Logging Official Blog

Four steps to managing your Cloud Logging costs on a budget - Follow these best practices to learn how to get the most out of your Google Cloud and third-party logging infrastructure for the lowest cost.

AlloyDB Official Blog

Benchmarking for AlloyDB and how to do it - Potential approaches for benchmarking AlloyDB deployments and factors to consider.

Cloud Spanner

Cloud Spanner — Latency comparison between DML and Mutations - Data Manipulation Language (DML) and Mutations are two APIs in Spanner that you can use to modify data. Each offers similar data….

Cloud Run Python

Cloud Run Service with a Python module FastApi and Uvicorn - The goal of this article is showing a complete use case with a Cloud Run service written with a Python module, multiple files, Uvicorn and FastApi.

Cloud Run Python

How to Connect a FastAPI Server to PostgreSQL and Deploy on GCP Cloud Run - An extensive guide on how to connect your FastAPI application with a custom database and deploy the whole application stack on GCP.

Cloud Functions Cloud Pub/Sub

Orchestrating Cloud Functions by NestJS Events through Pub/Sub Triggers. - Trigger Cloud Functions from Cloud Pub/Sub service within a Nest.js applications.

Big Data, Analytics, ML&AI

AI Official Blog Vertex AI

Vertex AI Embeddings for Text: Grounding LLMs made easy - Embeddings for text, vector search, large language models and integration methods for your internal apps.

Google Cloud Platform Official Blog

AI in software development: What you need to know - Debunking myths about AI and software development.

Data Analytics Official Blog

Get more insights out of your Google Search data with BigQuery - Bulk data exports in the Google Search console let you export search data to BigQuery and run complex queries and create custom reports on it.

Data Analytics NoSQL Official Blog

Streaming graph data with Confluent Cloud and Neo4j on Google Cloud - Enrich your graph data on Google Cloud and keep it up to date in real time using Confluent Cloud and Neo4j.

Cloud Run Machine Learning Vertex AI

Generative AI — PaLM-2 model deployment with Cloud Run - Learn how to deploy a simple Gradio app in Cloud Run that calls a PaLM-2 model.

Machine Learning Vertex AI

Data validations on Vertex AI for metadata and content check - This article introduces metadata and content validations via Vertex AI.

Machine Learning Vertex AI

Generative AI - Getting Started with PaLM 2 - Learn how to get started with Generative AI and PaLm2 on Vertex AI.

Machine Learning Vertex AI

Getting Started with Generative AI Studio on Google Cloud - This guide provides instructions on how to use Generative AI Studio through the Google Cloud user interface.

Slides, Videos, Audio

Security Podcast - #122 Firewalls in the Cloud: How to Implement Trust Boundaries for Access Control.

GCP Life Podcast - #40 “Hope You Have Your Sunnies!” – In this episode we discuss; Bruno Aziza Interview, Medibank Class Action, GDG Brisbane, Data Cloud Summit, ANZ Bank Risk Reporting, Looker, Looker Modeler, IBM Hiring Freeze, Chegg Shares.


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