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Conceptualizing the Processing Model for the GCP Dataflow Service

by Janani Ravi

Dataflow represents a fundamentally different approach to Big Data processing than computing engines such as Spark. Dataflow is serverless and fully-managed, and supports running pipelines designed using Apache Beam APIs.

What you'll learn

Dataflow allows developers to process and transform data using easy, intuitive APIs. Dataflow is built on the Apache Beam architecture and unifies batch as well as stream processing of data. In this course, Conceptualizing the Processing Model for the GCP Dataflow Service, you will be exposed to the full potential of Cloud Dataflow and its innovative programming model.

First, you will work with an example Apache Beam pipeline performing stream processing operations and see how it can be executed using the Cloud Dataflow runner.

Next, you will understand the basic optimizations that Dataflow applies to your execution graph such as fusion and combine optimizations.

Finally, you will explore Dataflow pipelines without writing any code at all using built-in templates. You will also see how you can create a custom template to execute your own processing jobs.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to design Dataflow pipelines using Apache Beam SDKs, integrate these pipelines with other Google services, and run these pipelines on the Google Cloud Platform.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing ... more

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