Day: July 14, 2020

BigQuery Omni will query data across Google, AWS, and Azure clouds

Google Cloud has unveiled a new BigQuery service designed to remove one of data science’s primary pain points: having to move and unify data across environments in order to query it. 

Named BigQuery Omni, the first phase will see private alpha Google Cloud customers able to blend AWS data into the BigQuery data warehouse to run SQL queries, build dashboards, or push through APIs, without having to physically move any data, with similar capabilities for Microsoft Azure “coming soon.”

“Multicloud creates a problem – data becomes siloed and running analytics on that data needs data movement. To solve that problem

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BigQuery Omni will query data across Google, AWS, and Azure clouds

Google Cloud has unveiled a new BigQuery service designed to remove one of data science’s primary pain points: having to move and unify data across environments in order to query it. 

Named BigQuery Omni, the first phase will see private alpha Google Cloud customers able to blend AWS data into the BigQuery data warehouse to run SQL queries, build dashboards, or push through APIs, without having to physically move any data, with similar capabilities for Microsoft Azure “coming soon.”

“Multicloud creates a problem – data becomes siloed and running analytics on that data needs data movement. To solve that problem

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Here’s how to scan a QR code on an iPhone

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.

Get comfortable and let me spin you a yarn you’ll one day tell your children. Last week, I went out for lunch.

It does get better.

Anyway, the cafe I went to had taken COVID precautions and removed all physical menus. In their place was a QR code stuck on each table. The idea was you scan it and are directed to a PDF of the menu online.

I huffed and puffed about

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The state of services in the cloud for 2020

Services are really old school if you think about it. We’ve progressed from early efforts around API-enabling applications, to object-oriented programming, to CORBA-based services, to SOA, to containers, to serverless functions, to today’s use of microservices. 

What’s common about the journey is the underlying belief that we can write something once and use it many times in many different applications or utilities, not to mention the ability to combine services so they become a new service unto itself. This is done through service decomposition.

The word “service” is overused today; in the cloud computing world it describes anything that is

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What is GitOps? Extending devops to Kubernetes and beyond

The last decade of programming has seen a number of revolutionary transformations. One has arisen from a cluster of practices around devops, which aligns development and operations teams into a shared work process, and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), in which devops teams deliver constant incremental updates to a codebase. Another transformation has come from the related move from monolithic codebases to cloud-based microservices running in containers managed by orchestration platforms like Kubernetes.

Container-based applications running on clustered systems or in the cloud can be complex and difficult to provision and manage, even with a

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