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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 …

One of the best practices for managing your virtual machines in the cloud is to rely on smart automation for certain tasks. When done this way you can save cloud and IT teams a tremendous amount of time and toil, especially for tasks like VM state validation which we’ll talk about in this blog. Let’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. …

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 …

In the United States, Tax Season descends upon the country every April, requiring millions of Americans to spend hours deciphering cryptic documents and performing complex math just to figure out what they owe. Wouldn’t it be grand if there was a way for a computer to take all the relevant documents and extract out exactly …

If you adore databases like we do, the launch of a new major version is an event you celebrate. With each new major version comes cutting-edge database features, performance boosts, and other goodies for database lovers like you. You can hardly wait to spin up a Cloud SQL instance to test out the freshest release …

If you’re trying to learn a new database, you’ll want to kick the tires by loading in some data and maybe doing a query or two. Cloud Bigtable is a powerful database service for scale and throughput, and it is quite flexible in how you store data because of its NoSQL nature. Because Bigtable works …

Developers (especially ML engineers) looking to orchestrate BigQuery and BigQuery ML (BQML) operations as part of a Vertex AI Pipeline have previously needed to write their own custom components. Today we are excited to announce the release of new BigQuery and BQML components for Vertex AI Pipelines, that help make it easier to operationalize BigQuery …

Have you ever written a script to transform an image? Did you share the script with others or did you run it on multiple computers? How many times did you need to update the script or the setup instructions? Did you end up making it a service or an online app? If your script is …

When IT operators and architects begin their journey with Google Cloud, Day 0 observability needs tend to focus on infrastructure and aim to address questions about resource needs, a plan for scaling, and similar considerations. During this phase, developers and DevOps engineers also make a plan for how to get deep observability into the performance …