Last week, I passed the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Database Engineer. I found this to be a “fun” certification exam, if you can describe an exam as being fun!
Databases are a very important part of nearly all applications. Selecting the appropriate database for a use-case is critical. Then, using the database effectively is just as important. Using the wrong database for an application’s requirements is guaranteed to give less than ideal performance and likely higher expenses. Is relational the best choice, maybe it’s NoSQL? Knowing the criteria for each database is an important skill and will have long-lasting impacts on the project.
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