Four-Project Series

Data Streaming Pipelines with Google Cloud you own this product

intermediate Java • Maven Build Tool • Apache Beam SDK • Big Query Java Client Library
skills learned
Google Cloud Platform Account • Google Compute Engine • Cloud IoT Core
Mahesh Kumar
4 weeks · 6-8 hours per week average · BEGINNER

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In this series of liveProjects, you will use Google Cloud Platform to build a data pipeline that can ingest, transform, and analyze data coming from simulated IoT devices. You’ll step into the role of a cloud engineer for a company that provides tsunami early warning detection, helping it migrate its on-prem software to the cloud. Each liveProject in this series covers a different aspect of pipeline creation, so you can pick and choose the skills that are most relevant to you.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

here's what's included

Project 1 Real-Time Ingestion
In this liveProject, you’ll simulate data from a 4G/5G connected ocean buoy in order to prototype your cloud data pipeline. You’ll start by setting up Cloud IoT Core, then establish communication with Cloud Pub/Sub Topic for aggregation. Finally, you’ll implement a Java module that can generate your simulated data.
Project 2 Process and Enrich Data
In this liveProject, you’ll apply transformations to the raw data ingested in Cloud Pub/Sub, in order to make it easy to consume for downstream systems. You’ll need to work out the best data transformation to apply, and how to maintain performance to near-real-time levels.
Project 3 Storage Layer
In this liveProject, you’ll build an efficient cloud-based storage layer. Your pipeline requires two storage layers: long-term storage that’s suited for backup and recovery, and a hot layer that can be queried and visualized without latency. You’ll implement a Coldest-Storage layer for long-term, and then modify the Cloud BigQuery Table Schema for enriched querying and data analysis.
Project 4 Alerting and Visualization
In this liveProject, you’ll create an alert system based on predefined rules, which will be passed as an input parameter to Cloud Dataflow Pipeline. You’ll set up a triggered alert with Cloud BigQuery, and use Google Data Studio to create data visualizations and an overlay on Google Maps. You’ll set up an email notification with the SendGrid Email API that automatically triggers if a threshold value is exceeded.

book resources

When you start each of the projects in this series, you'll get full access to the following book for 90 days.

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project author

Mahesh Kumar
Mahesh Kumar RP is a Google Certified Professional in various categories including cloud architecture, data, network, and security engineering. He is a Google Authorized Trainer. He focuses on GCP design and architecture for infrastructure migration, building data pipelines, and building secure cloud infrastructure. Currently, he works as an independent consultant where he implements and provides guidance for using GCP products and services. He worked as a VP of Technology in a Google cloud partner organization. As a GCP Evangelist and enthusiastic YouTuber, he maintains a YouTube channel named Learn GCP with Mahesh where he shares interesting Google Cloud Platform concepts, tips, tricks, and best practices. His channel currently has over 10,000 subscribers with over 682,000 views and over 40,000 hours of watch time.


The liveProject is for intermediate Java programmers. This project will use the last stable version of Java 15. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Intermediate Java
  • Maven Build Tool

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to use core services of Google Cloud Platform.

  • Free Trial Google Cloud Platform Account
  • Google Compute Engine
  • Cloud IoT Core
  • Cloud Pub/Sub


You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
Project roadmap
Each project is divided into several achievable steps.
Get Help
While within the liveProject platform, get help from other participants and our expert mentors.
Compare with others
For each step, compare your deliverable to the solutions by the author and other participants.
book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.