The Euro 2020 tournament is back! The 24 strongest sides from all over Europe are ready to lock horns against each other from 11th June, 2021. But it is the English side that holds the competitive edge over other teams thanks to its use of Google Cloud technology. Gareth Southgate is using a tailored player performance software to pick his squad for the tournament, working with Google Cloud to analyze every detail about Southgate’s squad for Euro 2021, even letting the England boss know how well his players are sleeping at night!
Southgate and team used Big Data to choose…
Ever wonder about the gini coefficient of cryptocurrency? Gini coefficient is the measure of income inequality in a country. Higher gini coefficient indicates higher inequality. In the context of blockchain (concept on which cryptocurrency is based) it represents centralization. Centralization refers to a situation when you have to trust a third party to help conduct transactions, similar to the banking system. In our Exploring the Public Cryptocurrency Datasets Available in BigQuery lab you can learn how to perform a complex query that calculates the gini coefficient for Litecoin and Dash.
Global digitalization poses huge challenges for businesses, whether you’re an early-stage startup or a heavyweight manufacturing giant. But don’t let that scare you. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited turned to Looker for help with their digital transformation (DX), and you can too (even if you’re not the world’s 23rd-largest defense contractor).
Google Cloud got the ultimate test when its customer Niantic released 200 Pokémon, and the entire world had to catch ’em all. Engineers at Google and Niantic prepared for traffic five times beyond expectations at launch. Instead, they dealt with traffic 50 times beyond expectations!
Pokémon GO uses over a dozen services across Google Cloud. And it is the largest Kubernetes deployment ever on Google Container Engine.
Niantic chose Google Container Engine for its ability to orchestrate its container cluster at global scale to service millions of players as the game continuously adapted. See for yourself how Google tools like…
Looking for data insights? Aren’t we all
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But how to get those insights? Insights from Data with BigQuery quest was designed to…
Cost optimization is about more than saving money — it’s about maximizing the return on what you’re spending. In any business, cost optimization is an essential practice. The primary objective of cost optimization is reducing expenses and bringing discipline to company’s spending. Getting the best pricing on all business purchases, especially services is vital to manage the expenses and increasing the profit. All the businesses try to reduce their expenses by following different cost optimization techniques.
The three steps to managing Google Cloud costs are:
1. Understanding what your costs are.
2. Putting controls in place to prevent you from…
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From DDos assaults to cyber security exploits that result in data breach, cyber attacks present a growing threat to businesses, government and individuals. Whether they come from so called hacktivist groups or cyber warfare units, these types of attacks are increasingly giving cause for concern. Ransomware and other cyber attacks have increased drastically accounting to 4000 attacks in a single day since the beginning of 2020.
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Do you work in a restaurant with outdoor seating? Do you work in retail with a complicated supply chain? The energy industry, where you help people heat and cool their homes? Healthcare, where people come to you with seasonal allergies and ailments? The impact of weather is felt by every industry, every day. BigQuery can help you better understand and predict that impact by providing access to some of the most valuable global public weather and climate datasets, at no cost. Try it out for yourself with one of these labs, and you’ll learn valuable new skills along the way:
Do you own any Bitcoin? Did you know that you can use it to buy anything from a car to a new patio set? Bitcoin has gained so much value in the market that people are actually interested in investing in it. But what do you know about the first documented purchase with Bitcoin? On May 17, 2010, laszlo posted a request to buy pizza with bitcoin. On May 22, trading 10,000 BTC for two pizzas was successfully reported.