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Top 5 Areas and Use Cases Where Google Maps Excels

Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps|

The mission of the Google Maps Platform has been to help people navigate and explore the world wherever they are. Since launching in 2005 as a web mapping product, Google Maps has evolved over the years to encompass a diverse suite of 18 APIs powering over 4 million sites & apps. Location data provides the backbone and the needed context for individuals and businesses [...]

Microservices: The Next Step in Cloud Elasticity

Google Cloud Platform|

Microservices can seem like your worst nightmare at first glance. When somebody tells you that you now get to manage a discrete service for each function included in a task, as opposed to a single application, the idea is going to get some pushback. In the cloud microservices world, that pushback has already happened. Early microservice adopters had to deal with significant operational overhead [...]

Understanding Data Lakes on GCP

Google Cloud Platform|

With Amazon introducing its new Lake Formation product, the global data lake market is anticipated to reach nearly $12 billion by 2024, according to Advanced Market Analytics. While Microsoft offers its own solution through Azure Data Lake, Google boasts an in-depth, fully managed suite of data lake processing and analytics tools in Cloud Datalab, Cloud Dataproc, and Cloud Dataflow.  What is a data lake? [...]