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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

Exploring the BigQuery public datasets

Collecting large volumes of data is fundamental to developing machine learning use cases. This kind of activity is considered one of the most painful jobs in the data management field. In fact, it requires tools and best practices to regularly monitor and gather information from the physical world to translate it into data. Thanks to the Cloud Public Datasets Program, we are allowed to use data that has already been collected and ingested into BigQuery.

The BigQuery public datasets are available in the Datasets section of the Google Cloud Marketplace and are publicly available and ready to use for all GCP users. A list of all the datasets is reachable at this URL: The datasets are provided not only by Google but by large companies and public organizations that contribute to the maintenance of this multidisciplinary set of around 200 datasets. Some of the contributors...