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How To Manage Your GraphQL APIs With Apigee

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The speed at which your organization can innovate depends on two major factors: Having access to the right set of tools and services as well as making relevant data sets available to those services. Google Cloud Cortex Framework solves for the first part by providing solution accelerators that can be deployed to address a variety …

As organizations accelerate adoption of cloud services to deliver innovative solutions and experiences for their customers, risk and compliance teams are adjusting their due diligence programs to better understand and manage the risks associated with outsourcing of business critical workloads. At the core of these efforts is protecting sensitive data and applications in accordance with …

When critical services fail, businesses risk losing revenue, productivity, and trust. That’s why Google Cloud customers running SAP applications choose to deploy high availability (HA) systems on Google Cloud. In these deployments Linux operating system clustering provides application and guest awareness for the application state and automates recovery actions in case of failure — including …

Use Cases We are describing a new production machine learning solution to monitor events in IT and industrial operations and explain their symptoms. This solution is used for a variety of industrial applications including proactively monitoring IT operations infrastructure, monitoring events in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, and predictive monitoring to any …

With the rise of digital assistants and conversational interfaces, people have grown accustomed to hearing and speaking to synthetic voices. But how do these voices sound and how do they reflect on your brand? It’s important for all companies to build a strong identity and brand association with their conversational AI systems and this starts …

Game developers often reuse their existing database platform to launch their new games or launch new features to their existing games. This requires the database to scale in terms of new schema (tables, index, etc.), data and traffic. For games built with Cloud Spanner databases, most database operations can be done seamlessly, without affecting production …

Business leaders see much in Artificial Intelligence, including new ways to save money, serve customers, and figure out what to build. What’s often tougher is deciding how to engage. That’s understandable, since getting into AI often raises questions about costs, data integrity, project length, and similar issues of planning and execution. For CIOs concerned with …

We’ve all been there. Taking a look at a repo that we can’t quite make heads or tails of. Or looking at a function, reading through it, getting to the end, and then realising we’d need to read it five or six more times before we can grasp what it does. There are a handful …

PostgreSQL uses transaction IDs (TXIDs, XIDs) to implement Multi-Version Concurrency Control semantics (MVCC). The PostgreSQL documentation explains the role of TXIDs as follows: PostgreSQL’s MVCC transaction semantics depend on being able to compare transaction ID (XID) numbers: a row version with an insertion XID greater than the current transaction’s XID is “in the future” and …

A retailer needs to predict product demand or sales, a call center manager wants to predict the call volume to hire more representatives, a hotel chain requires hotel occupancy predictions for next season, and a hospital needs to forecast bed occupancy. Vertex Forecast provides accurate forecasts for these, and many other business forecasting use cases. …