Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform shows you how to take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform technologies to build all kinds of cloud-hosted software and services for both public and private consumption. Whether you need a simple virtual server to run your legacy application or you need to architect a sophist
icated high-traffic web application, Cloud Platform provides all the tools and products required to create innovative applications and a robust infrastructure to manage them.
Google is known for the scalability, reliability, and efficiency of its various online products, from Google Search to Gmail. And, the results are impressive. Google Search, for example, returns results literally within fractions of second. How is this possible? Google custom-builds both hardware and software, including servers, switches, networks, data centers, the operating system’s stack, application frameworks, applications, and APIs.
Have you ever imagined what you could build if you were able to tap the same infrastructure that Google uses to create and manage its products?
Now you can! Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform shows you how to take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform technologies to build all kinds of cloud-hosted software and services for both public and private consumption. Whether you need a simple virtual server to run your legacy application or you need to architect a sophisticated high-traffic web application, Cloud Platform provides all the tools and products required to create innovative applications and a robust infrastructure to manage them.
Using this book as your compass, you can navigate your way through the Google Cloud Platform and turn your ideas into reality. The authors, both Google Developer Experts in Google Cloud Platform, systematically introduce various Cloud Platform products one at a time and discuss their strengths and scenarios where they are a suitable fit. But rather than a manual-like "tell all" approach, the emphasis is on how to Get Things Done so that you get up to speed with Google Cloud Platform as quickly as possible. You will learn how to use the following technologies, among others:
Google Compute Engine
Google App Engine
Google Container Engine
Google App Engine Managed VMs
Google Cloud SQL
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Datastore
Google Cloud Dataflow
Google Cloud DNS
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Google Cloud Endpoints
Google Cloud Deployment Manager
Author on Google Cloud Platform
Google APIs and Translate API
Using real-world examples, the authors first walk you through the basics of cloud computing, cloud terminologies and public cloud services. Then they dive right into Google Cloud Platform and how you can use it to tackle your challenges, build new products, analyze big data, and much more. Whether you’re an independent developer, startup, or Fortune 500 company, you have never had easier to access to world-class production, product development, and infrastructure tools. Google Cloud Platform is your ticket to leveraging your skills and knowledge into making reliable, scalable, and efficient products—just like how Google builds its own products.
What youll learn
A brief introduction to Cloud Computing
Distinctive characteristics of Google Cloud Platform
The right way to do Authentication, Authorization to access Google Cloud Platform resources and user’s data
An overview of Google Cloud Platform technologies including compute, storage, networking, Big Data and application services.
Build, maintain and iterate over a backend infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform.
Optimize and scale existing projects on Google Cloud Platform.
Perform Big Data analytics using Google technologies.
Host web services in Cloud Platform and orchestrate complex applications with ease.
Architecture recipes using several Google Cloud Platform harmoniously
Who this book is for
Application Developers and Enterprise Architects seeking a robust and powerful cloud-hosted, backend, infrastructure for apps, services, research, and more.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Cloud Computing and Google Cloud Platform
Chapter 1: The Google Cloud Platform Difference
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform
Chapter 3: Using Google APIs
Part II: Google Cloud Platform - Compute Products
Chapter 4: Google Compute Engine
Chapter 5: Google App Engine
Chapter 6: Next Generation DevOps Initiatives
Part III: Google Cloud Platform - Storage Products
Chapter 7: Google Cloud SQL
Chapter 8: Cloud Storage
Chapter 9: Google Cloud Datastore
Part IV: Google Cloud Platform - Big Data Products
Chapter 10: Google BigQuery
Chapter 11: Google Cloud Dataflow
Chapter 12: Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Part V: Google Cloud Platform - Networking and Services
Chapter 13: Google Cloud DNS
Chapter 14: Google Cloud Endpoints
Part VI: Google Cloud Platform - Management and Recipes
Chapter 15: Cloud Platform DevOps Toolbox
Chapter 16: Architecture Recipes for Google Cloud Platform