Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform is a set of cloud computing services that Google offers, which runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses for its end-user products, such as YouTube, Gmail, and more. Google Cloud Platform offers a variety of services, including:

  • Compute

  • Network

  • Machine learning and AI

  • Big data processing

Google Cloud Platform Components

Several components and services are an important feature of Google Cloud Platform. Let’s dive into each one individually and learn more about what they provide.

1. Compute

The compute service enables compute and hosting the cloud. The various services under this are as follows:

  • App Engine

  • Compute Engine

  • Kubernetes Engine

  • Cloud Functions

  • Cloud Run

2. Storage and Database

The storage and database service enables the application to store media files, backups, or other file-like objects. The services include:

  • Cloud Storage

  • Cloud SQL

  • Cloud Bigtable

  • Cloud Spanner

  • Cloud Datastore

3. Networking

The networking service enables us to load-balance traffic across resources, create DNS records, and much more. Some of the services include:

  • VPC

  • Cloud Load Balancing

  • Cloud Armor

  • Cloud CDN

  • Cloud Interconnect

  • Cloud DNS

  • Network Service Tiers

4. Big Data

The big data service enables us to process and query big data in the cloud. A few of the included services are the following::

  • BigQuery

  • Cloud Dataproc

  • Cloud Datalab

  • Cloud Data Studio

5. Developer Tools

The developer tools service includes tools that enable software and application development.

  • Artifact Registry (beta)

  • Cloud SDK

  • Cloud Code

  • CloudBuild

  • Cloud Scheduler

  • Cloud Tasks

6. Identity and Security

This service deals with security and authentication:

  • Cloud Identity

  • Cloud IAM

  • Cloud Data Loss Prevention API

  • Security Key Enforcement

7. Internet of Things(IoT)

You can leverage GCP to create IoT environments with the following tools:

  • Cloud IoT Core

  • Edge TPU

  • Cloud IoT

8. Cloud AI

Cloud AI comprises services related to machine learning, which also encompasses:

  • Cloud AutoML

  • Cloud Natural Language

  • Cloud Speech-to-Text

  • Cloud Text-to-Speech

  • Cloud Translation API

  • Cloud Vision API

  • Cloud Video Intelligence

9. Management Tools

This domain includes services related to management and monitoring. The services under this are as follows:

  • Cloud Deployment Manager

  • Cloud Console

  • Cloud Shell

  • Cloud APIs

10. API Platform

The few services under this are as follows:

  • Maps Platform

  • Developer Portal

  • API Analytics

  • Apigee Sense

  • Cloud Endpoints

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