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Machine Learning with BigQuery ML

By : Alessandro Marrandino
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Machine Learning with BigQuery ML

By: Alessandro Marrandino

Overview of this book

BigQuery ML enables you to easily build machine learning (ML) models with SQL without much coding. This book will help you to accelerate the development and deployment of ML models with BigQuery ML. The book starts with a quick overview of Google Cloud and BigQuery architecture. You'll then learn how to configure a Google Cloud project, understand the architectural components and capabilities of BigQuery, and find out how to build ML models with BigQuery ML. The book teaches you how to use ML using SQL on BigQuery. You'll analyze the key phases of a ML model's lifecycle and get to grips with the SQL statements used to train, evaluate, test, and use a model. As you advance, you'll build a series of use cases by applying different ML techniques such as linear regression, binary and multiclass logistic regression, k-means, ARIMA time series, deep neural networks, and XGBoost using practical use cases. Moving on, you'll cover matrix factorization and deep neural networks using BigQuery ML's capabilities. Finally, you'll explore the integration of BigQuery ML with other Google Cloud Platform components such as AI Platform Notebooks and TensorFlow along with discovering best practices and tips and tricks for hyperparameter tuning and performance enhancement. By the end of this BigQuery book, you'll be able to build and evaluate your own ML models with BigQuery ML.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction and Environment Setup
Section 2: Deep Learning Networks
Section 3: Advanced Models with BigQuery ML
Section 4: Further Extending Your ML Capabilities with GCP

Discovering time series forecasting

A time series is a sequence of data points mapped at a certain time frequency. For example, it can contain the price of a stock collected at regular intervals, the sales volumes of each day in a specific timeframe, or the temperature measured by an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor during the day.

In the following diagram, you can see a time series graph of the data collected by a temperature sensor in the first 15 days of 2020:

Figure 8.2 – Example of time series generated by a temperature sensor

Forecasting using time series analysis comprises the use of machine learning models to predict the future values of a specific measure by leveraging the known past data.

BigQuery ML provides a specific machine learning algorithm to forecast numerical values using time series data. The algorithm is designed and developed to do the following:

  • Automatically clean and adjust the training data to overcome the data...