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TDWI Transform 2024

Chicago | Apr. 28–May 3

Course Description

M3 Hands-On: Building a Data Warehouse and Analyzing Data the Google Cloud WayNEW!

April 29, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duration: Full Day

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Prerequisite: See Below

Dr. Norbert Kremer

Norbert Kremer, Ph.D.

Cloud Solution Architect

Analytics By Design

Every cloud service provider (CSP) provides unique and powerful options for building and using data warehouse solutions. In this course, students will learn and practice how to use Google Cloud tools to build and load a data warehouse, create dashboards and reports, and perform in-database machine learning.

Through a series of demonstrations and exercises, students will gain hands-on experience in the steps needed to build and use a data warehouse on Google Cloud. The focus will be on Google BigQuery as the data platform and on other Google-native tools for working with data. Students will learn by doing: how to load data into BigQuery, how to choose a data model most suitable to the project goals, and how to use the data warehouse for reporting and machine learning.

Data will be loaded into BigQuery using both batch and streaming approaches. Data will be transformed in an ETL pipeline using Google Cloud Dataflow. Looker Studio will be used to create reports and dashboards. In-database machine learning will be demonstrated using BigQuery ML.

All of the hands-on work will be with Google Cloud tools, but alternative options available within the Google Marketplace will also be discussed.

You Will Learn

  • The main features of Google BigQuery, and its strengths and weaknesses as a cloud data platform
  • How to choose a BQ data model that works for your project
  • How to load data into BigQuery, using both batch and streaming interfaces
  • How to create reports and dashboards with Looker Studio
  • How to create and train machine learning models within BigQuery
  • How to create a Google Cloud account and project that can be used after the course is complete

Geared To

  • Data warehouse architects and developers
  • Business intelligence developers
  • Cloud solution architects


Familiarity with data warehousing, business intelligence, and cloud computing concepts will be helpful.
Some experience with SQL will be helpful.
No prior knowledge of Google Cloud is required.

Laptop Setup

Each student must bring a laptop computer with any operating system. A web browser is required (Chrome is recommended.) A dual-core CPU (eg Intel Core I5 or better) with 8GB of RAM is recommended.

Laptop setup is required BEFORE the conference. Instructions will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

There is no time allotted in class for laptop preparation.

* Enrollment is limited to 40 attendees.

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TDWI Chicago

Chicago, IL
April 28–May 3