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Working with Data in Google Cloud SQL

SQL databases are a foundation of computing in general, and cloud computing is no exception. Cloud SQL is a particularly robust implementation of a relational database service with rapid scalability, high availability, and secure replication. In this hands-on lab, you’ll see how to set up a Cloud SQL instance, add a MySQL database, and import the schema and data of a large dataset. Once it’s set up, you’ll run through several sample queries.


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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Mar 12, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable APIs

    Enable the Cloud SQL APIs.

  2. Challenge

    Create Cloud Storage Bucket

    Create a Cloud Storage bucket.

    Note: The following locations are allowed in the lab: US-East-1, US-West-1, US-Central-1, Europe-West-1, and Australia-Southeast-1).

  3. Challenge

    Clone a GitHub Repository and Copy to Bucket

    Open the Cloud Shell, clone the GitHub repository, and copy the necessary files to the Cloud Storage bucket.

  4. Challenge

    Create a Cloud SQL Instance

    Create a Cloud SQL instance.

  5. Challenge

    Create Database, Table, and Import Schema

    Create the database, then create a table, and finally, import the schema.

  6. Challenge

    Import Data

    Import the MetObjects_subset.csv data.

  7. Challenge

    Query Database

    Connect to the database in Cloud Shell, declare the met_museum database, and query Met objects.

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