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August 2021


In this article we are going to discuss the next stage of the big data pipeline which involves processing your raw data stored in cloud storage. We are going to take a look at Google Cloud’s data processing service Dataflow and the AWS, as well as Azure equivalents. We will also look at some of the benefits to using Dataflow and it’s capabilities in a big data pipeline.


In a previous article, we looked at the different stages involved in a typical big data pipeline. In this article we are going to take a deep dive into all of the different Google Cloud Platforms services that can be used to build a big data pipeline. We will also take a look at the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure service equivalents.


In a previous article, we looked at the concept of big data, some of its properties and the benefits of collecting and using your company’s data to create value in your business and provide insights that can help you with your strategic decision-making process. In this article, we are going to look at all of the stages involved in building a typical big data pipeline.


Big data has become a popular buzzword used extensively in different organizations. So what exactly is big data, and why are so many businesses interested in it. Well, big data refers to the volumes of data that is collected on a daily basis by an organization. This data can be used by organizations to derive insights, using machine learning or predictive modelling, that can help them make sound business decisions - taking a business's strategic decision making to the next level.


Blockchain has become a buzzword over the years especially with the introduction of cryptocurrency. But, what exactly is blockchain? Well blockchain refers to a collection of records, used to document transactions that take place over time and is stored in a database-like structure. Blockchain has become a way to record and distribute information stored digitally that cannot be modified in any way. Blockchain forms the foundation of cryptocurrency, which has become increasingly popular over the years. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that can be used to perform online transactions. Through using blockchain, cryptocurrency transactions are protected using complex encryption algorithms, thus preventing fraudulent behaviour and ensuring transparency. Some popular cryptocurrencies built on blockchain include Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum.


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