Google Cloud Whitepapers

In-depth whitepapers covering GCP's history and practical application

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GCP Whitepapers explain the technology underlying our products and services or examine topics such as security, architecture, and total cost of ownership. The whitepapers listed here are written by Googlers, independent analysts, customers, and partners. Reports written by industry analysts are listed in our Analyst Reports directory.

Google

October 2016

Google Security Whitepaper

This paper outlines Google's approach to security and compliance for Google Cloud Platform, our suite of public cloud products and services.

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Google

October 2016

Google Cloud Storage Nearline

Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a low cost storage class available in Google Cloud Storage. It offers offline storage pricing while providing immediate data access through the same APIs used for standard Cloud Storage.

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Partner

October 2016

Using StorReduce for Cloud-based Data Deduplication

StorReduce is a specialized cloud deduplication solution that sits between your applications and Google Cloud Storage, speeding up the transfer of data to the cloud by as much as 30 times and reducing storage costs.

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Google

August 2016

Encryption at Rest in Google Cloud Platform

For many individuals and companies, security is a deciding factor in choosing a public cloud vendor. Google uses several layers of encryption to protect customer data at rest in Google Cloud Platform products.

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Google

April 2016

Best Practices for DDoS Protection and Mitigation on Google Cloud Platform

This document describes the best practices for protecting against and mitigating such DDoS attacks for your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) deployment.

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Customer

December 2015

Transforming Options Market Data with the Dataflow SDK

We introduce some of the main concepts behind building and running applications that use Dataflow, then get "hands on" with a job to transform and ingest options market symbol data before storing the transformations within a Google BigQuery data set.

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Google

July 2015

Migrating to Google Cloud Storage Nearline From Amazon Glacier

Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a low cost storage class which is attractive for archival workloads. This document contains best practices for migrating data from Amazon Glacier to Cloud Storage Nearline.

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Customer

May 2015

Scaling to Build the Consolidated Audit Trail: A Financial Services Application of Google Cloud Bigtable

We consider Google Cloud Bigtable in the context of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), and perform a series of experiments measuring the speed and scalability of Cloud Bigtable. Cloud Bigtable scales well and will be able to meet the requirements of CAT.

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Google

April 2015

Google Genomics

DNA sequencing data is streaming in and researchers around the world are interested in working with you. Google Genomics can help you ask bigger questions and process your data faster.

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Google

April 2013

Dedicated Server Gaming Solution

This paper presents a highly scalable and reliable gaming implementation that leverages Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine for real-time player interactions.

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Google

November 2012

An Inside Look at Google BigQuery

This white paper introduces Google BigQuery, a fully-managed and cloud-based interactive query service for massive datasets. BigQuery is the external implementation Google's core technology code named ‘Dremel’.

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