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Hands-On Machine Learning on Google Cloud Platform

By : Giuseppe Ciaburro, V Kishore Ayyadevara, Alexis Perrier
Book Image

Hands-On Machine Learning on Google Cloud Platform

By: Giuseppe Ciaburro, V Kishore Ayyadevara, Alexis Perrier

Overview of this book

Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine combines the services of Google Cloud Platform with the power and flexibility of TensorFlow. With this book, you will not only learn to build and train different complexities of machine learning models at scale but also host them in the cloud to make predictions. This book is focused on making the most of the Google Machine Learning Platform for large datasets and complex problems. You will learn from scratch how to create powerful machine learning based applications for a wide variety of problems by leveraging different data services from the Google Cloud Platform. Applications include NLP, Speech to text, Reinforcement learning, Time series, recommender systems, image classification, video content inference and many other. We will implement a wide variety of deep learning use cases and also make extensive use of data related services comprising the Google Cloud Platform ecosystem such as Firebase, Storage APIs, Datalab and so forth. This will enable you to integrate Machine Learning and data processing features into your web and mobile applications. By the end of this book, you will know the main difficulties that you may encounter and get appropriate strategies to overcome these difficulties and build efficient systems.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Creating ML Applications with Firebase

Querying the database

So far we have seen how to move from unstructured information to structured information. In particular, we have learned that this operation requires a lot of resources. The need for properly structured data derives from the need to search for information in a database to extract knowledge.

Any Database management system (DBMS) provides a very powerful tool for consulting the contents of database tables: queries.

A DBMS, is a software system designed to allow the creation, manipulation (by a DBA administrator) and the efficient query (by one or more client users) of databases, so also called a database manager or an engine, and hosted on a dedicated hardware architecture (server) or on a simple computer.

A query is a method for querying the database, that is, to display information extracted from the tables. For this purpose it is possible to perform several...