François Chung, Ph.D.
Google Cloud: big data and machine learning

Google Cloud: big data and machine learning

Coursera training, MOOC (2020). This online training introduces the big data and machine learning (ML) capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (CGP). Through a combination of presentations, demos and hands-on labs, the training gives an overview of Google Cloud and a detailed view of the data processing and ML solutions, such as BigQuery, Cloud SQL, Dataproc, Pub/Sub, Dataflow and Data Studio.

Week 1: Big data and ML fundamentals

Main topics:

  • Exploring a BigQuery public dataset;
  • Choosing the right solution approach;
  • Recommending products using Cloud SQL and Spark;
  • Predicting visitor purchases using BigQuery ML.

Week 2: Modern data pipeline challenges

Main topics:

  • Real-time IoT dashboards;
  • Creating a streaming data pipeline;
  • ML on unstructured datasets;
  • Classifying images with pre-built ML models.