Google Cloud Big Data & Machine Learning Fundamentals

This course introduces participants to the Big Data and Machine Learning capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP). 

This one-day instructor-led course introduces participants to the big data capabilities of Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination
of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants get an overview of the Google Cloud platform and a detailed view of the data
processing and machine learning capabilities. This course showcases the ease, flexibility, and power of big data solutions on Google
Cloud Platform.

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This course will introduce you to Google Cloud's big data and machine learning functions. You'll begin with a quick overview of Google Cloud and then dive deeper into its data processing capabilities.

Want to make sense of the volumes of data you have collected? Need to incorporate data-driven decisions into your process? This course provides an overview of machine learning techniques to explore, analyze, and leverage data. You will be introduced to tools and algorithms you can use to create machine learning models that learn from data, and to scale those models up to big data problems.


● Identify the purpose and value of the key Big Data and Machine Learning products in Google Cloud.

● Use Cloud SQL and Dataproc to migrate existing MySQL and Hadoop/Pig/Spark/Hive workloads to Google Cloud.

● Employ BigQuery and Cloud SQL to carry out interactive data analysis.

● Choose between different data processing products in Google Cloud.

● Create ML models with BigQuery ML, ML APIs, and AutoML.


● Data analysts, data scientists, and business analysts who are getting started with Google Cloud.

● Individuals responsible for designing pipelines and architectures for data processing, creating and maintaining machine learning and statistical models, querying datasets, visualizing query results, and creating reports.

● Executives and IT decision makers evaluating Google Cloud for use by data scientists.


Roughly one year of experience with one or more of the following:

● A common query language such as SQL.

● Extract, transform, and load activities.

● Data modeling.

● Machine learning and/or statistics.

● Programming in Python.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Google Cloud Platform

  • Google Platform Fundamentals Overview.

  • Google Cloud Platform Big Data Products.

  • Lab: Sign up for Google Cloud Platform.

Module 2: Compute and Storage Fundamentals

  • CPUs on demand (Compute Engine).

  • A global file system (Cloud Storage).

  • Cloud Shell.

  • Lab: Set up an Ingest-Transform-Publish data processing pipeline.

Module 3: Data Analytics on the Cloud

  • Stepping stones to the cloud.

  • Cloud SQL: your SQL database on the cloud.

  • Lab: Importing data into CloudSQL and running queries.

  • Spark on Dataproc.

  • Lab: Machine Learning Recommendations with Spark on Dataproc.

Module 4: Scaling Data Analysis

  • Fast random access.

  • Datalab.

  • BigQuery.

  • Lab: Build a Machine Learning Dataset.

Module 5: Machine Learning

  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow.

  • Lab: Carry out ML with TensorFlow.

  • Pre-built models for common needs.

  • Lab: Employ ML APIs.

Module 6: Data Processing Architectures

  • Message-oriented architectures with Pub/Sub.

  • Creating pipelines with Dataflow.

  • Reference architecture for real-time and batch data processing.