Overview of GCP

Key Features and Services of GCP

  1. Compute Services
    • Google Compute Engine: Provides virtual machines (VMs) that run on Google’s infrastructure, offering flexibility in VM configuration, scalability, and performance.
    • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): A managed Kubernetes service for deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications using Kubernetes.
  2. Storage and Databases
    • Google Cloud Storage: Offers scalable and secure object storage for unstructured data, suitable for storing large datasets, backups, and media files.
    • Google Cloud SQL: A fully managed relational database service supporting MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.
    • Google Cloud Spanner: A globally distributed, horizontally scalable, and strongly consistent database.
  3. Networking
    • Google Cloud VPC: Provides a global, scalable, and flexible network infrastructure, enabling you to connect and isolate resources.
    • Cloud CDN (Content Delivery Network): Delivers content quickly and reliably to users worldwide, improving web performance and reducing latency.
  4. Big Data and Analytics
    • BigQuery: A fully managed, serverless data warehouse that allows for fast SQL queries using Google’s infrastructure.
    • Google Dataflow: A unified stream and batch data processing service.
  5. AI and Machine Learning
    • AI Platform: Offers tools for building, training, and deploying machine learning models.
    • TensorFlow: An open-source machine learning framework supported by GCP, allowing for the development of machine learning applications.