In the last installment of the Dataflow course series, we will introduce the components of the Dataflow operational model. We will examine tools and techniques for troubleshooting and optimizing pipeline performance. We will then review testing, deployment, and reliability best practices for Dataflow pipelines. We will conclude with a review of Templates, which makes it easy to scale Dataflow pipelines to organizations with hundreds of users. These lessons will help ensure that your data platform is stable and resilient to unanticipated circumstances.
This course is part of the Serverless Data Processing with Dataflow Specialization
Serverless Data Processing with Dataflow: Operations
About this Course
What you will learn
Perform monitoring, troubleshooting, testing and CI/CD on Dataflow pipelines.
Deploy Dataflow pipelines with reliability in mind to maximize stability for your data processing platform
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
This module covers the course outline
In this module, we learn how to use the Jobs List page to filter for jobs that we want to monitor or investigate. We look at how the Job Graph, Job Info, and Job Metrics tabs collectively provide a comprehensive summary of your Dataflow job. Lastly, we learn how we can use Dataflow’s integration with Metrics Explorer to create alerting policies for Dataflow metrics.
Logging and Error Reporting
In this module, we learn how to use the Log panel at the bottom of both the Job Graph and Job Metrics pages, and learn about the centralized Error Reporting page.
Troubleshooting and Debug
In this module, we learn how to troubleshoot and debug Dataflow pipelines. We will also review the four common modes of failure for Dataflow: failure to build the pipeline, failure to start the pipeline on Dataflow, failure during pipeline execution, and performance issues.
In this module, we will discuss performance considerations we should be aware of while developing batch and streaming pipelines in Dataflow.
Testing and CI/CD
This module will discuss unit testing your Dataflow pipelines. We also introduce frameworks and features available to streamline your CI/CD workflow for Dataflow pipelines.
In this module we will discuss methods for building systems that are resilient to corrupted data and data center outages.
This module covers Flex Templates, a feature that helps data engineering teams standardize and reuse Dataflow pipeline code. Many operational challenges can be solved with Flex Templates.
This module reviews the topics covered in the course
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About the Serverless Data Processing with Dataflow Specialization
It is becoming harder and harder to maintain a technology stack that can keep up with the growing demands of a data-driven business. Every Big Data practitioner is familiar with the three V’s of Big Data: volume, velocity, and variety. What if there was a scale-proof technology that was designed to meet these demands?
Enter Google Cloud Dataflow. Google Cloud Dataflow simplifies data processing by unifying batch & stream processing and providing a serverless experience that allows users to focus on analytics, not infrastructure. This specialization is intended for customers & partners that are looking to further their understanding of Dataflow to advance their data processing applications. This specialization contains three courses: Foundations, which explains how Apache Beam and Dataflow work together to meet your data processing needs without the risk of vendor lock-in Develop Pipelines, which covers how you convert our business logic into data processing applications that can run on Dataflow Operations, which reviews the most important lessons for operating a data application on Dataflow, including monitoring, troubleshooting, testing, and reliability.
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