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Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform
This four-day instructor-led class provides participants a hands-on introduction to designing and building data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform.
Duration: 4 Days

Course Description

This four-day instructor-led class provides participants a hands-on introduction to designing and building data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hand-on labs, participants will learn how to design data processing systems, build end-to-end data pipelines, analyze data and carry out machine learning. The course covers structured, unstructured, and streaming data.

Duration

4 days

Objectives

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Design and build data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform
  • Process batch and streaming data by implementing autoscaling data pipelines on Cloud Dataflow
  • Derive business insights from extremely large datasets using Google BigQuery
  • Train, evaluate and predict using machine learning models using Tensorflow and Cloud ML
  • Leverage unstructured data using Spark and ML APIs on Cloud Dataproc
  • Enable instant insights from streaming data

Delivery Method

Instructor-led, Instructor-led online

Audience

This class is intended for experienced developers who are responsible for managing big data transformations including:

  • Extracting, Loading, Transforming, cleaning, and validating data
  • Designing pipelines and architectures for data processing
  • Creating and maintaining machine learning and statistical models
  • Querying datasets, visualizing query results and creating reports

Prerequisites

To get the most of out of this course, participants should have:

  • Completed Google Cloud Fundamentals: Big Data & Machine Learning course OR have equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with common query language such as SQL
  • Experience with data modeling, extract, transform, load activities
  • Developing applications using a common programming language such Python
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning and/or statistics
Course Outline

The course includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.

Day 1: Serverless Data Analysis

  • What is BigQuery.
  • Queries and Functions.
  • Lab: Writing queries in BigQuery.
  • Loading data into BigQuery.
  • Exporting data from BigQuery.
  • Lab: Loading and exporting data.
  • Nested and repeated fields.
  • Querying multiple tables.
  • Lab: Complex queries.
  • Performance and pricing.
  • The Beam programming model.
  • Data pipelines in Beam Python.
  • Data pipelines in Beam Java.
  • Lab: Writing a Dataflow pipeline.
  • Scalable Big Data processing using Beam.
  • Lab: MapReduce in Dataflow.
  • Incorporating additional data.
  • Lab: Side inputs.
  • Handling stream data.
  • GCP Reference architecture.

Day 2: Leveraging unstructured data

  • Creating and managing clusters.
  • Leveraging custom machine types and preemptible worker nodes.
  • Scaling and deleting Clusters.
  • Lab: Creating Hadoop Clusters with Google Cloud Dataproc.
  • Running Pig and Hive jobs.
  • Separation of storage and compute.
  • Lab: Running Hadoop and Spark Jobs with Dataproc.
  • Lab: Submit and monitor jobs.
  • Customize cluster with initialization actions.
  • BigQuery Support.
  • Lab: Leveraging Google Cloud Platform Services.
  • Google’s Machine Learning APIs.
  • Common ML Use Cases.
  • Invoking ML APIs.
  • Lab: Adding Machine Learning Capabilities to Big Data Analysis.

Day 3: Serverless Machine Learning

  • What is machine learning (ML).
  • Effective ML: concepts, types.
  • ML datasets: generalization.
  • Lab: Explore and create ML datasets.
  • Getting started with TensorFlow.
  • Lab: Using tf.learn.
  • TensorFlow graphs and loops + lab.
  • Lab: Using low-level TensorFlow + early stopping.
  • Monitoring ML training.
  • Lab: Charts and graphs of TensorFlow training.
  • Why Cloud ML?
  • Packaging up a TensorFlow model.
  • End-to-end training.
  • Lab: Run a ML model locally and on cloud.
  • Creating good features.
  • Transforming inputs.
  • Synthetic features.
  • Preprocessing with Cloud ML.
  • Lab: Feature engineering.

Day 4: Resilient streaming systems

  • Stream data processing: Challenges.
  • Handling variable data volumes.
  • Dealing with unordered/late data.
  • Lab: Designing streaming pipeline.
  • What is Cloud Pub/Sub?
  • How it works: Topics and Subscriptions.
  • Lab: Simulator.
  • Challenges in stream processing.
  • Handle late data: watermarks, triggers, accumulation.
  • Lab: Stream data processing pipeline for live traffic data.
  • Streaming analytics: from data to decisions.
  • Querying streaming data with BigQuery.
  • What is Google Data Studio?
  • Lab: build a real-time dashboard to visualize processed data.
  • What is Cloud Spanner?
  • Designing Bigtable schema.
  • Ingesting into Bigtable.
  • Lab: streaming into Bigtable.