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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 and understanding the dataset

As we've already done in the previous use cases, before diving into the development of the ML model, it's necessary to analyze the data that can be used to solve our use case.

We'll start with the analysis of the table structure to have a clear understanding of the data that can be used for our business scenario.

Understanding the data

In this section, we'll look take a look at the data to understand its structure and how it can be used to build our ML model.

To start exploring the data, we need to do the following:

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Console and access the BigQuery user interface from the navigation menu.
  2. Create a new dataset under the project that we created in Chapter 2, Setting Up Your GCP and BigQuery Environment. For this use case, we'll create the dataset 06_nyc_trees with the default options.
  3. Open the GCP project bigquery-public-data, which hosts all the BigQuery public datasets...