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How To Manage Your GraphQL APIs With Apigee

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Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” He meant that in order to explain the Law of Gravity, he used the work of major thinkers who came before him in order to make intellectual progress (as-in giving credit). In the 1640’s …

In this post, we will discuss how Google Cloud can be used as a backup storage solution to support the objectives of the Secure Tertiary Data Backup (STDB) guideline developed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Hong Kong Association of Banks. We will focus on the storage location and its surrounding security controls. …

Enterprises today have a very broad mix of networks — from SD-WANs, dedicated WANs such as MPLS, cloud interconnects, to VPNs. At the same time, they’re moving those WANs to the cloud to take advantage of faster turn-up, lower cost, and increased feature velocity. As workloads migrate to the cloud and multi-cloud environments, we believe …

Designing your cloud network can be a critical part of your cloud journey. How the final design looks will depend on your own use case. Thinking ahead can save you some time and help avoid potential issues in the future. These ten tips provide some insight into helping you design a better cloud network architecture …

When you’re troubleshooting an issue, finding the root cause often involves finding specific logs generated by infrastructure and application code. The faster you can find logs, the faster you can confirm or refute your hypothesis about the root cause and resolve the issue. Today, we’re pleased to announce a simpler way to find logs in …

It’s 4 PM on a Friday afternoon, and your mind has already checked out for the weekend. Just as you are about to close your laptop, you see an e-mail come in from your engineering manager. You dread what lies ahead. “Our data science team needs to analyze streaming data from our Kafka cluster. They …

The  digital media and entertainment industry is experiencing dramatic growth, as audiences migrate to online experiences and content providers seek to deliver new and innovative content. According to The Global Internet Phenomena Report, streaming video accounted for 53.7% of internet bandwidth traffic, up by 4.8% from a year ago. This rapid growth of over-the-top content …

It’s been five years since we launched the Google Cloud Speech-to-Text (STT) API, and we’re awed by the things our customers have done. From powering voice-controlled apps to generating captions for videos, the API processes more than 1 billion minutes of spoken language each month—enough to transcribe the entirety of the Oxford English Dictionary more …

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since we published Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems with O’Reilly Media. We’ve been both humbled and pleasantly surprised by how popular the book has been, and continues to be. You may already be familiar with the two related books Google published after …

In many organizations, crucial enterprise data is locked in dozens or hundreds of silos that may be controlled by different teams and stuck in systems that no longer serve business needs. This type of data infrastructure complexity is a blocker for innovation and insights, and ultimately hampers the business’s ability to move forward. For example, …