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Google Cloud Dataflow

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Google Cloud Dataflow review by Anibal R.
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"Excellent software to simplify many operations"

What do you like best?

I like it because you can do many important things like simplify operations, also manage, transform data in a very special way. Also, you have a variety of how to implement each tool in this software. The credit that they give to be employed in Google Cloud is good because we learn even more how to handle this tool that for all of us who use it is essential.

What do you dislike?

The part that you have to pay but it is only this because of the rest is exceptional software with unique things that make Google Cloud Dataflow excellent

Recommendations to others considering the product

That they use it, it is good for this type of cases like storage, simplify and manage data, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage of many data

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Google Cloud Dataflow review by Administrator
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"Powerful Machine Learning"

What do you like best?

There are users that require immense computing power to create. Google Cloud Platform can provide that without taxing valuable resources. With this, companies can offer the best graphics, images, and videos to their clients and to their audiences without sacrificing a pixel or a frame.

What do you dislike?

GCP docs sometimes miss information on the interactions between components, e.g. preemptible instances, autoscaling, rolling updates, and the HTTP load balancer. Sometimes the docs will give you one sentence, and leave you to figure out all of the implications. AWS docs can be overly verbose, but they are usually quite good at documenting integration with other features and services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GCP has quite a different product philosophy to AWS. When new GCP features and resources are released into general availability, they are usually very high quality. This is in contrast to AWS where it can sometimes feel like you are the first person to use a feature. A quote I have seen which rings true to me is “Google’s Beta is like AWS’s GA”.

GCP also has done well with integrating their different services together. GCP provides a smaller set of core primitives that are global and work well for lots of use cases. Pub/Sub is probably the best example I have for this. In AWS you have SQS, SNS, Amazon MQ, Kinesis Data Streams, Kinesis Data Firehose, DynamoDB Streams, and maybe another queueing service by the time you read this post. GCP has Pub/Sub. Pub/Sub seems flexible enough to replace most (all?) of AWS’ various queues. (Disclaimer, I haven’t used Pub/Sub yet, just looked at its documentation).

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Google Cloud Dataflow review by Bill W.
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"Very easy accessibility "

What do you like best?

With Dataflow, I can, with the touch of a button, turn on hundreds of computers working in concert to make a task that would have taken me hours on my laptop run in minutes. I do this with virtually zero understanding of the underlying technology - all I know is that if I write my transforms like so, then it works. As long as my task is amenable to the parallelization process, the only thing I have to do to go from thousands of records to billions of records is change how many workers I decide to use.

What do you dislike?

I wish it had a better graphic interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyzing data

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Higher Education
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"Overall a good program, could work with custom services though"

What do you like best?

Google Cloud Dataflow has a great support system built into it. Whenever you are in doubt, there always seems to be someone there to help. The system works very quickly and can handle large amounts of data/documents.

What do you dislike?

Google has always been my go-to search engine and so I went with the Cloud Dataflow expecting nothing short of the best. However, at times sharing data with other systems has proven to be an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've realized that a lot of the space is used up on unnecessary things, other programs might be better at the use of space, although this is definitely up to interpretation for each individual program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am saving a lot of time with this system as it streamlines many processes. Running Apache Beam jobs is a benefit with the system.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Graphic Design
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"Cheap and Great service"

What do you like best?

I have used this service for at least one year and I liked the ease of work and

What do you dislike?

To be realistic, there is no service in the world without some errors, but according to my experience with Google Cloud services, you can solve your problems through the support team available always, in my case ididn't face any problem while using this service

Recommendations to others considering the product

just give it a try you will be amazed with quality of this service, you can save the time and the money as well

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I got frankly many features that can not be said in a very short and since I am a simple person I will disclose the thing that I was comfortable it the costs, its very cheap and it worth a try

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Easily Navigated"

What do you like best?

The question should instead be, "What do I not like best?" The answer is simply nothing. I thoroughly enjoy using all the features of this software and have found that even its basic features are capable of making your work like so much more organized. Not only is it easy for upper level management to learn the software, they have made it fairly simple enough to train employees with minimal error.

What do you dislike?

There are no aspects of this software system that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend staying with the product and learning all that you can about the different features and ways to integrate them into your company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exporting internal memory to an external drive that can be accessed from locations other than the main unit.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Agency
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"Full Stack Engineer"

What do you like best?

The ability to automate moving your data to different Google storage services. Seeing you data transfer in real time is great for communicating with clients

What do you dislike?

I would like to cloud dataflow having its own api that could be hit either from a 3rd party app or Google Cloud Functions. If those abilities are already available then, they should be better documented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to transfer data in your technical architecture its easier then you think.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting my data from Google Storage into BigQuery

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Real Estate
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"Manage Your Data Easier"

What do you like best?

The analytics are top notch for anyone in logistics and I can see how this would be helpful in other realms that require systems on a large scale.

What do you dislike?

It can be tough to start learning about the process of using google cloud. It learns as you go so it can take a while to get stsrted, but well wprth the wait.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were solving organization and keeping consistency among the various locations and branches within my company. Cloud based services makes it easy to have a centralized location.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"Convenient "

What do you like best?

It’s not complex and it’s actually very easy to use. It’s much more simple than other software programs that I have used in the past.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes while being ran, it can run a wee bit slow but it’s safe to blame that on the systems WiFi for now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy product to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this daily in conjunction with a Stackdriver which has made my workload so much lighter paired together. Gives you a plethora of different windows that you can easily navigate.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Jerish J.
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"my review Awesome experience"

What do you like best?

it is easy to develop in eclipse and run from local machine or on cloud

What do you dislike?

during test, it used only one node many times and it was frustrating

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

used for streaming data from vehicles on road

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Consultant in Internet
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"It Offers So Much"

What do you like best?

This product is a bit better than its competitors. Having the Google company in the background of this product truly makes it work for my needs. The operational support they provide is unparalleled.

What do you dislike?

Thete’s not much to dislike. A little buggy at times, but always room for improvement in any product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Dataflow, I can very easily flip Many computers working in unison to make a task, that would have taken me a huge chunk of time on my desktop, run in minutes.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Administrator
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"Machine Learning via using Google Cloud Platform"

What do you like best?

We get a lot of easy and quick features with Google Cloud and it is best for the Developers like me. It allows you to make your own APP, API, Interface etc

What do you dislike?

Google Cloud is the best among other competitors in the market, however, it's not quick.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its the best and future of the technology.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working on multiple platforms like, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Data Science and we are developing our own platform for Real State industry.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Kimoon K.
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"Long wait-time"

What do you like best?

It's hyper-scalable platform to do ETL for my workflow and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

It's takes time to spin up virtual machines for Google Dataflow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A pipeline tool for my machine learning ETL.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Computer Software
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"Working on google clouds provide the best managing and easy to implement."

What do you like best?

There are various range of solution is present for every cases we need. Various web ui and application design makes project work very good. Prices for this also low which makes us to continue to use them. We also done various projects live and maintenance works very well.

What do you dislike?

There are various limits for things which attachment and description s and some time found difficult to send the thing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Live projects sharing and maintenance helps.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"DataFlow makes pipelines easy to understand and digest"

What do you like best?

DataFlow is easy to instantiate and the power of Apache Beam makes results predictable

What do you dislike?

I wish Python SDK was more fully featured. Documentation is also low and does not reflect the full capabilities of DataFlow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Documentation can be on the lower side at times but it's a very powerful tool still.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use DataFlow for ETLs. DataFlow is predictable.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Abel S.
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"Experiment and lab of Google Cloud Dataflow"

What do you like best?

Ability to scale at function level. Cost metrics.

What do you dislike?

When integrated with Pub/Sub, Kafka is faster than Pub/Sub

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time data streaming

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"CLOUD DATAFLOW"

What do you like best?

Cloud Dataflow is very easy to manage service in real time don't have to worry about complicated solutions to do what I need.

What do you dislike?

I did not know about it until recently. I love it, I just wish I knew about it sooner

Recommendations to others considering the product

Utilize the feature that allows you to controls of computers at one time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Point of sale analysis and fraud protection

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"Review of Product"

What do you like best?

This is a great software as it allows my data to such across many devices.

What do you dislike?

I don't like when files get deleted and it is hard to recover them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to synch hundreds of files quickly. I use it for research for this reason and it is great for data storage. It also saves storage on my device.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Administrator
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"What Google doesn't tell you about Cloud Dataflow"

What do you like best?

Clearly, the best feature is the ability to process batch and stream jobs without changing my code.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is subpar, features between Java and Python is not consistent and I it also lacks other laguages, eg: Go

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've built a real time email analytics product and without Dataflow, this would not have been possible.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"Google Dataflow leverages batch and realtime ETLS"

What do you like best?

have used Google Dataflow for all our batch and ETL ingestions

What do you dislike?

Migrating Google Dataflow to the open cloud flow was hectic because of the library changes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Love the topology graph of the steps running within Dataflow and actual vs run time to improve performance on our Dataflow Job.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Higher Education
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"Dataflow "

What do you like best?

I think the dataflow has great potential

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I wish there were clearer instructions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Student related case files

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Banking
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"Google Dataflow"

What do you like best?

We used this in between uploading the final loan docs into our data system, we used this to share docs and organize them appropraitely

What do you dislike?

Not much I didn’t like about it. Connectivity was bad sometimes?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It takes away and miscommunication. Everyone’s ideas are in there

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User in Mental Health Care
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"Googl Cloud Data Flow"

What do you like best?

I live that is it fast and that it is easy for a lot of people to use.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that the Dataflow is limited. Also lacks REPL support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to analyze large data. It is cost-effective.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Administrator
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"Google Data Flow"

What do you like best?

The ease of sharing with locations across the country.

What do you dislike?

Not all my GMs understand the concept. Some of them do not understand the concept behind the data flow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to update mgrs, allows for timelier updates.

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Absolutely love itt!"

What do you like best?

Love the ease of use and off the bat connectors for flat files and GC products

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike about Google Cloud Products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Batch Data Migration

Google Cloud Dataflow review by Consultant
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"Dataflow "

What do you like best?

Ability to combine both streaming and batch

What do you dislike?

Need a little more easier and inutuitve info - on the flow graph

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently in learning mode

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"Easy to use!"

What do you like best?

Simple interfacing and easy to use in multiple work areas

What do you dislike?

Not always the most intuitive design, but still workable!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure space for data sharing

Google Cloud Dataflow review by User
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"Simple"

What do you like best?

Google cloud dataflow is efficient and easily accessible

What do you dislike?

Google is out main platform; sometimes editing is an issue

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

keeping everyone on the same page

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