Nearly halfway through the “Summer of Google”, there’s been some significant announcements, and plenty of interesting talks. We’ve shared the names of some new Google Cloud customers—Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, Best Buy and more—and announced some pretty cool stuff—think Confidential VMs, BigQuery Omni, a Certificate Authority Service, a new undersea cable, a cloud migration program, plus the usual barrage of new things we’re constantly shipping for you. The conference is still free to sign up for, and you can catch up on everything you’ve missed.
Week five content is available on August 11, and week six material is binge-able on August 18. Week five is all about Data Analytics and the focus of week six is Data Management and Databases.
Here’s what looks good to me in week five:
- Easy Access to Stream Analytics with Google Cloud. Data streaming. Get on that train. This might be a great session to see what’s possible.
- GCP for Bioinformatics. I’m a fan of (a) Lynn Langit, and (b) realistic use cases to try out. This session has both.
- Building an Internet-Scale Analytics Platform on Google Cloud. This talk features Verizon Media, and includes Looker, which I want to learn more about.
These sessions look appealing in week six:
- NYT: Building a Real-Time Collaborative Editor with Firestore. This sounds like a cool use case about collaborative work in a fast-moving world.
- How to Choose the Right Database For Your Workloads. I’m always a fan of “how do I choose what to use” sorts of talks.
- Lessons Learned from Evaluating Cloud Spanner at Uber Scale. Spanner continues to be unique and awesome, and the gang at Uber explain how they tested it out.
- Data Modernization: McKesson Story. Modernize your infrastructure and apps, but please, don’t forget your databases! This looks like a good talk by a company that can’t afford to get it wrong.
It was hard to just pick a few talks! Check those out, and stay tuned for a final look at the last three weeks of this summer extravaganza.