Snowplow on Google Cloud 2 - The pipeline

With the Snowplow pipeline successfully running in your own Google Cloud project, you get an event pipeline that runs in your infrastructure and gives you high-quality event data in BigQuery.

Skill Level
Time to Complete
1 hour

About this course

We finished the first course in this series with a working Iglu server. The Iglu server hosts the schemas that we will use in the pipeline.

Now we will set up the last part: the event pipeline itself.

Even though we are setting up many more parts, the setup is simpler. The complicated parts are set up in the first part - like the VPC. That is why this course is much shorter.

If you want to learn more about the basics of Terraform or how Snowplow works on GCP, go back to part one and the corresponding lessons.

Who is this course for

Data Engineer
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The choice is yours - you can either immerse yourself and complete the course in one go, or take a more gradual approach by repeating and skipping between lessons at your own pace.


The best way to learn is by taking action, so it's time to get ready to work.
Here are some of the things you'll get out of doing this course:
Deploying an event pipeline on GCP
Adapting the Terraform configuration for the pipeline
Testing the setup with first test events

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Timo Dechau
Founder & Data Engineer