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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

Chapter 4: Predicting Numerical Values with Linear Regression

Predicting numerical measures could be extremely valuable for companies that need to plan their strategies in terms of budgets and resources. In most industries, predicting numbers could bring huge business advantages over their competition, and also enable new business scenarios.

Born from the statistics discipline, linear regression became one of the most well-known machine learning techniques to perform this kind of task. In data science, linear regression models are used to find and quantify the relationships between causes and effects among different variables. This kind of model can be very useful in different business scenarios where it's needed to make predictions on numerical measures.

In this chapter, we'll go through all the steps required to build a linear regression model while leveraging BigQuery ML, which simplifies and accelerates all the stages of the development process.

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