See how your code actually executes with Stackdriver Profiler, now GA
4 hours ago, googlecloud

We’re happy to announce that Stackdriver Profiler is now generally available. This is an important piece of our Stackdriver monitoring and logging tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services. It brings continuous CPU and heap profiling, so you can improve the performance of your cloud services and cut costs.Stackdriver Profiler shows you how your code actually executes in production. You can see how functions are called and which functions are consuming the most CPU and memory, with no noticea...

Introducing Deep Learning Containers: Consistent and portable environments
4 hours ago, googlecloud

It’s easy to underestimate how much time it takes to get a machine learning project up and running. All too often, these projects require you to manage the compatibility and complexities of an ever-evolving software stack, which can be frustrating, time-consuming, and keep you from what you really want to do: spending time iterating and refining your model. To help you bypass this set-up and quickly get started with your project, we’re introducing Deep Learning Containers in beta today. Deep Lea...

How SRE teams are organized, and how to get started
4 hours ago, googlecloud

At Google, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is our practice of continually defining reliability goals, measuring those goals, and working to improve our services as needed. We recently walked you through a guided tour of the SRE workbook. You can think of that guidance as what SRE teams generally do, paired with when the teams tend to perform these tasks given their maturity level. We believe that many companies can start and grow a new SRE team by following that guidance.Since then, we have h...

Take charge of your data: How tokenization makes data usable without sacrificing privacy
4 hours ago, googlecloud

Privacy regulations place strict controls on how to examine and share sensitive data. At the same time, you can’t let your business come to a standstill. De-identification techniques can help you strike a balance between utility and privacy for your data. In previous “Take charge of your data” posts, we showed you how to gain visibility into your data using Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and how to protect sensitive data by incorporating data de-identification, obfuscation, and minimization te...

Bringing businesses more proactive phishing protections and data controls in G Suite
1 day ago, googlecloud

Security tools are most effective at stopping threats when they are deployed and managed at scale, but getting everyone in your organization to adopt tools hinges on how easy they are to use, and how quickly they can be deployed. Because of this, G Suite has always aimed to give IT admins simple ways to manage access, control devices, ensure compliance and keep data secure. We want to help administrators protect their organizations against targeted online attacks, as well as provide stronger dat...

Analyze BigQuery data with Kaggle Kernels notebooks
2 days ago, googlecloud

We’re happy to announce that Kaggle is now integrated into BigQuery, Google Cloud’s enterprise cloud data warehouse. This integration means that BigQuery users can execute super-fast SQL queries, train machine learning models in SQL, and analyze them using Kernels, Kaggle’s free hosted Jupyter notebooks environment.Using BigQuery and Kaggle Kernels together, you can use an intuitive development environment to query BigQuery data and do machine learning without having to move or download the data...

Introducing Workload Identity: Better authentication for your GKE applications
2 days ago, googlecloud

An application has needs. Maybe it needs to connect to a data warehouse, or connect to a machine learning training set. No matter what your application needs to do, there’s a good chance it needs to connect to other services to get it done. If that app runs on Kubernetes, this kind of authentication has traditionally been a challenge, requiring workarounds and suboptimal solutions. Which is why today we’re excited to announce Workload Identity, the new—and now recommended—way for GKE application...

Supporting FINMA-regulated customers in Switzerland
2 days ago, googlecloud

Security and compliance are top priorities for financial services institutions. At Google Cloud, we are driven to support our customers’ compliance efforts as they take advantage of our cloud services around the world. Core to our effort is obtaining third-party validation of our security and privacy practices and controls through regional and global certifications and standards. Today, we are pleased to announce that Google has obtained an ISAE (International Standard on Assurance Engagements) ...

Up, up and away: immersive machine learning at Google
5 days ago, googlecloud

Editor’s note: Today we’re hearing from team members from AirAsia, a Malaysia-based airline. They’re exploring how to apply machine learning (ML) to better serve their customers, and Bing Yuan, a data scientist, and Koh Jia Jun, a software engineer, along with colleagues, recently spent four weeks attending the Advanced Solution Lab (ASL) immersive training at Google. Here’s how their journey went.Machine learning is a buzzword that has made its way across industries around the world. When we go...

Scan your Cloud Storage buckets for sensitive data using Cloud DLP
5 days ago, googlecloud

A critical mission for businesses worldwide is to prevent the exposure of sensitive data—especially in highly regulated industries such as finance and healthcare, where meeting compliance requirements is a top priority. We talked recently about scanning BigQuery, our data warehouse, using Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to protect sensitive data through data discovery, classification, and redaction. But using these capabilities is essential for other Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services you use...

Google Cloud networking in depth: three defense-in-depth principles for securing your environment
6 days ago, googlecloud

If you operate in the cloud, one of the biggest considerations is trust—trust in your provider, of course, but also confidence that you’ve configured your systems correctly. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a robust set of network security controls that allow you to adopt a defense-in-depth security strategy to minimize risk and ensure safe and efficient operations while satisfying compliance requirements. In fact, Google Cloud was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Data Security ...

5 frequently asked questions about Google Cloud Anthos
6 days ago, googlecloud

In April, we introduced Anthos, Google Cloud’s new hybrid and multi-cloud platform that lets you build and manage modern hybrid applications across environments. Powered by Kubernetes and other open-source technologies, Anthos is the only software-based hybrid platform available today that lets you run your applications unmodified on existing on-premises hardware investments or in the public cloud. And with a technology stack that simplifies everything from migration to security to platform oper...

Turn it up to eleven: Java 11 runtime comes to App Engine
6 days ago, googlecloud

Yesterday, we announced new second-generation runtimes for Go 1.12 and PHP 7.3. In addition, App Engine standard instances now run with double the memory. Today, we’re happy to announce the availability of the new Java 11 second-generation runtime for App Engine standard in beta. Now, you can take advantage of the latest Long-Term-Support version of the Java programming language to develop and deploy your applications on our fully-managed serverless application platform.Based on technology from ...

6 common questions (and answers) for new Chromebook users
6 days ago, googlecloud

Editor’s note:This is the first post in an ongoing tips series. If your company recently switched to Chrome OS, use these tips to get up to speed. If you’re an IT administrator, pass these tips along to your users to help them get the most out of their Chromebooks. If you (or the end users you support) have switched from using a Mac with an OS X operating system to a Chromebook, you might have noticed a few differences. Perhaps you’ve caught yourself or heard others mumbling, “The keys are in a ...

How Penn State World Campus is leveraging AI to help their advisers provide better student services
6 days ago, googlecloud

Recently we spoke to Dawn Coder, director of academic advising and student disability services at Penn State World Campus, which was established in 1998 to provide accessible, quality education for online learners. It has since grown to have the second largest enrollment in the university, serving thirty thousand students all over the world. By building a virtual advising assistant to automate routine interactions, Coder and her department aim to serve more students more efficiently. Working wit...

A moving experience: How Kiwi.com built a travel platform with APIs
6 days ago, googlecloud

Editors note: Jurah Hrinik is product manager of Kiwi.com’s Tequila B2B platform. Read on to learn how this Czech Republic-based travel information provider automated on-boarding for partners and developers who build on its APIs.Our vision with Kiwi.com is to offer customers a way to buy travel insurance coverage, book a taxi from home to the train station, take a train to the airport, pick up a rental car, and drive to their destination all in one seamless customer experience. To do it, we’ve b...

5 principles for cloud-native architecture—what it is and how to master it
1 week ago, googlecloud

At Google Cloud, we often throw around the term ‘cloud-native architecture’ as the desired end goal for applications that you migrate or build on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). But what exactly do we mean by cloud-native? More to the point, how do you go about designing such a system?At a high level, cloud-native architecture means adapting to the many new possibilities—but very different set of architectural constraints—offered by the cloud compared to traditional on-premises infrastructure. Cons...

Keep the dialog flowing—create conversational chatbots in Hangouts Chat with Dialogflow
1 week ago, googlecloud

Last year, we launched our team-based messaging platform, Hangouts Chat, to help teams collaborate more efficiently. At the time, we paired it with a robust API framework to help developers build custom chat bots that can automate tasks for users and connect Chat directly with third-party apps and services they use.Today, we’re building on this by offering developers a new way to easily build rich, natural conversational experiences in Hangouts Chat using Dialogflow. We are also making it possib...

App Engine second generation runtimes now get double the memory; plus Go 1.12 and PHP 7.3 now generally available
1 week ago, googlecloud

Last year, we announced App Engine second generation runtimes, which let you use any language library, have direct network access, and connect to Google Cloud VPC Networks, giving you a more idiomatic developer experience, support for native modules and faster execution. Today, we are excited to announce that all App Engine second generation runtime instances will receive double the memory. In addition, Go 1.12 and PHP 7.3 runtimes for App Engine standard are now generally available.Doubling the...

French companies increasingly adopt Google Cloud with the support of partners
1 week ago, googlecloud

The future is in the cloud. This is a sentiment we heard from many of the more than 3,000 attendees that joined us at our Paris Cloud Summit this week, and more generally with French companies as they embark on their digital transformation journeys.Companies in France, and everywhere in the world, have embraced the cost benefits of cloud computing. In addition to modernizing their infrastructure and “lifting-and-shifting” workloads, they are increasingly using the cloud to devise and implement n...

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