Google Cloud for Data Crunchers

Ryan Boyd (Neo4j), Chris Schalk (Google)
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Intermediate
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Google is a Data business: over the past few years, many of the tools Google created to store, query, analyze, visualize its data, have been exposed to developers as services.

This talk will give you an overview of Google services for Data Crunchers:

  • Google Storage for developers: get your data in Google Cloud
  • BigQuery, fast interactive queries on Terabytes of data
  • Prediction API: Machine Learning made easy
  • Google App Engine:platform as a service to build web apps or expose APIs
  • Visualization API: many cool visualization components
  • Fusion Tables: collaborate and visualize your data on a Map
  • Google Public Data Explorer, to expose and visualize public data
  • Services that have not been announced as of the writing of this proposal but may be available when the conference happens:-)
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Ryan Boyd


Ryan Boyd is a developer advocate at Google focused on enabling developers to extend Google Apps and build businesses on top of Google technology. He previously worked on OpenSocial and led the developer relations team for Google’s AtomPub APIs. Prior to joining Google, Ryan worked in higher education as a web architect for RIT’s central web hosting environment and as web app developer building admissions and student systems.

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Chris Schalk


Chris is a Developer Advocate at Google who engages the cloud development communities with both Google App Engine and other Google cloud technologies. Chris joined Google in 2007 and has worked on various Google technologies including OpenSocial, Maps and AJAX Apis. Prior to Google, Chris was a Principal Product Manager at Oracle in the development tools group as well as co-author of “JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference”. Chris is a private pilot and also enjoys building and flying RC airplanes. When not flying, he also plays trumpet in various San Francisco Bay Area symphonies. Chris speaks Spanish, and a little French and German.


  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Datameer
  • Impetus
  • Karmasphere
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sybase
  • Xeround
  • Media-Science
  • Platfora

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