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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By : Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Overview of this book

On-premise data centers are costly to manage. If you need a data center but don’t want to deal with a physical one, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the solution. With GCP, you can build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s infrastructure. Google Cloud Platform Administration begins with GCP fundamentals, with the help of which you will deploy your first app and gain an understanding of Google Cloud architecture and services. Furthermore, you will learn how to manage Compute, networking, and storage resources. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to track and manage GCP’s usage, monitoring, and billing access control. You will also be able to manage your GCP's access and permissions. In the concluding chapters, you will explore a list of different developer tools for managing and interacting with the GCP platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively deploy workloads on GCP.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Google Cloud Bigtable

Cloud Bigtable is a petabyte scale NoSQL big data database service that can scale to billions of rows and thousands of columns. Ideal for applications that require high throughput, Cloud Bigtable is a perfect storage engine for batch MapReduce operations and machine learning applications. Cloud Bigtable stores data in tables, each of which is a sorted key/value map. The service is also equipped with multiple client libraries that allow you to easily integrate into existing environments. This logo represents cloud Bigtable:

Bigtable is widely used by Google for its internal projects as well. Many products at Google, such as web indexing, Google Earth, and YouTube rely on Bigtable.

Let's briefly look at deploying a Bigtable instance:

  1. Select Bigtable from the side menu and click on Create an instance. The instance is a container for your cluster.
  1. Enter...