Data Sciences – Top 100 DataSets – Data Visualization – Data Analytics – Big Data – Data Lakes

Data Sciences - Data Analytics

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data, and apply knowledge and actionable insights from data across a broad range of application domains.

In this blog, we are going to provide popular open source and public data sets, data visualization, data analytics and data lakes.

Table of Contents

Yahoo Answers DataSets

Yahoo is shutting down in 2021. This is Yahoo Answers datasets (300MB gzip) that is fairly extensive from 2015 with about 1.4m rows. This dataset has the best questions answers, I mean all the answers, including the most insane awful answers and the worst questions people put together. Download it here.

Another option here: According to the tracker, there are 77M done, 20M out(?), and 40M to go:

https://wiki.archiveteam.org/index.php/Yahoo!_Answers

Stack Exchange Dataset

https://data.stackexchange.com/

Awesome Public Datasets

This list of a topic-centric public data sources in high quality. They are collected and tidied from blogs, answers, and user responses. Most of the data sets listed below are free, however, some are not.

Agriculture Dataset

Biology Dataset

Climate and Weather Dataset

Complex Network Dataset

Computer Network Dataset

CyberSecurity Dataset

Data Challenges Dataset

Earth Science Dataset

Economics Dataset

Education Dataset

Energy Dataset

Entertainment Dataset

Finance Dataset

GIS Dataset

Government Dataset

Healthcare Dataset

Image Processing Dataset

Machine Learning Dataset

Museums Dataset

Natural Language Dataset

Neuroscience Dataset

Physics Dataset

Prostate Cancer Dataset

Psychology and Cognition Dataset

Public Domains Dataset

Search Engines Dataset

Social Networks Dataset

Social Sciences Dataset

Software Dataset

Sports Dataset

Time Series Dataset

Transportation Dataset

eSports Dataset

Complementary Collections

Categorized list of public datasets: Sindre Sorhus /awesome List

Platforms

  • Node.js – Async non-blocking event-driven JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine.
  • Frontend Development
  • iOS – Mobile operating system for Apple phones and tablets.
  • Android – Mobile operating system developed by Google.
  • IoT & Hybrid Apps
  • Electron – Cross-platform native desktop apps using JavaScript/HTML/CSS.
  • Cordova – JavaScript API for hybrid apps.
  • React Native – JavaScript framework for writing natively rendering mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • Xamarin – Mobile app development IDE, testing, and distribution.
  • Linux
    • Containers
    • eBPF – Virtual machine that allows you to write more efficient and powerful tracing and monitoring for Linux systems.
    • Arch-based Projects – Linux distributions and projects based on Arch Linux.
  • macOS – Operating system for Apple’s Mac computers.
  • watchOS – Operating system for the Apple Watch.
  • JVM
  • Salesforce
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Windows
  • IPFS – P2P hypermedia protocol.
  • Fuse – Mobile development tools.
  • Heroku – Cloud platform as a service.
  • Raspberry Pi – Credit card-sized computer aimed at teaching kids programming, but capable of a lot more.
  • Qt – Cross-platform GUI app framework.
  • WebExtensions – Cross-browser extension system.
  • RubyMotion – Write cross-platform native apps for iOS, Android, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS in Ruby.
  • Smart TV – Create apps for different TV platforms.
  • GNOME – Simple and distraction-free desktop environment for Linux.
  • KDE – A free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience.
  • .NET
    • Core
    • Roslyn – Open-source compilers and code analysis APIs for C# and VB.NET languages.
  • Amazon Alexa – Virtual home assistant.
  • DigitalOcean – Cloud computing platform designed for developers.
  • Flutter – Google’s mobile SDK for building native iOS and Android apps from a single codebase written in Dart.
  • Home Assistant – Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.
  • IBM Cloud – Cloud platform for developers and companies.
  • Firebase – App development platform built on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Robot Operating System 2.0 – Set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot apps.
  • Adafruit IO – Visualize and store data from any device.
  • Cloudflare – CDN, DNS, DDoS protection, and security for your site.
  • Actions on Google – Developer platform for Google Assistant.
  • ESP – Low-cost microcontrollers with WiFi and broad IoT applications.
  • Deno – A secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript that uses V8 and is built in Rust.
  • DOS – Operating system for x86-based personal computers that was popular during the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Nix – Package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.

Programming Languages

  • JavaScript
  • Swift – Apple’s compiled programming language that is secure, modern, programmer-friendly, and fast.
  • Python – General-purpose programming language designed for readability.
    • Asyncio – Asynchronous I/O in Python 3.
    • Scientific Audio – Scientific research in audio/music.
    • CircuitPython – A version of Python for microcontrollers.
    • Data Science – Data analysis and machine learning.
    • Typing – Optional static typing for Python.
    • MicroPython – A lean and efficient implementation of Python 3 for microcontrollers.
  • Rust
  • Haskell
  • PureScript
  • Go
  • Scala
    • Scala Native – Optimizing ahead-of-time compiler for Scala based on LLVM.
  • Ruby
  • Clojure
  • ClojureScript
  • Elixir
  • Elm
  • Erlang
  • Julia – High-level dynamic programming language designed to address the needs of high-performance numerical analysis and computational science.
  • Lua
  • C
  • C/C++ – General-purpose language with a bias toward system programming and embedded, resource-constrained software.
  • R – Functional programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
  • D
  • Common Lisp – Powerful dynamic multiparadigm language that facilitates iterative and interactive development.
  • Perl
  • Groovy
  • Dart
  • Java – Popular secure object-oriented language designed for flexibility to “write once, run anywhere”.
  • Kotlin
  • OCaml
  • ColdFusion
  • Fortran
  • PHP – Server-side scripting language.
  • Pascal
  • AutoHotkey
  • AutoIt
  • Crystal
  • Frege – Haskell for the JVM.
  • CMake – Build, test, and package software.
  • ActionScript 3 – Object-oriented language targeting Adobe AIR.
  • Eta – Functional programming language for the JVM.
  • Idris – General purpose pure functional programming language with dependent types influenced by Haskell and ML.
  • Ada/SPARK – Modern programming language designed for large, long-lived apps where reliability and efficiency are essential.
  • Q# – Domain-specific programming language used for expressing quantum algorithms.
  • Imba – Programming language inspired by Ruby and Python and compiles to performant JavaScript.
  • Vala – Programming language designed to take full advantage of the GLib and GNOME ecosystems, while preserving the speed of C code.
  • Coq – Formal language and environment for programming and specification which facilitates interactive development of machine-checked proofs.
  • V – Simple, fast, safe, compiled language for developing maintainable software.

Front-End Development

Back-End Development

  • Flask – Python framework.
  • Docker
  • Vagrant – Automation virtual machine environment.
  • Pyramid – Python framework.
  • Play1 Framework
  • CakePHP – PHP framework.
  • Symfony – PHP framework.
  • Laravel – PHP framework.
    • Education
    • TALL Stack – Full-stack development solution featuring libraries built by the Laravel community.
  • Rails – Web app framework for Ruby.
    • Gems – Packages.
  • Phalcon – PHP framework.
  • Useful .htaccess Snippets
  • nginx – Web server.
  • Dropwizard – Java framework.
  • Kubernetes – Open-source platform that automates Linux container operations.
  • Lumen – PHP micro-framework.
  • Serverless Framework – Serverless computing and serverless architectures.
  • Apache Wicket – Java web app framework.
  • Vert.x – Toolkit for building reactive apps on the JVM.
  • Terraform – Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure.
  • Vapor – Server-side development in Swift.
  • Dash – Python web app framework.
  • FastAPI – Python web app framework.
  • CDK – Open-source software development framework for defining cloud infrastructure in code.
  • IAM – User accounts, authentication and authorization.
  • Chalice – Python framework for serverless app development on AWS Lambda.

Computer Science

Big Data

  • Big Data
  • Public Datasets
  • Hadoop – Framework for distributed storage and processing of very large data sets.
  • Data Engineering
  • Streaming
  • Apache Spark – Unified engine for large-scale data processing.
  • Qlik – Business intelligence platform for data visualization, analytics, and reporting apps.
  • Splunk – Platform for searching, monitoring, and analyzing structured and unstructured machine-generated big data in real-time.

Theory

Books

Editors

Gaming

Development Environment

Entertainment

Databases

  • Database
  • MySQL
  • SQLAlchemy
  • InfluxDB
  • Neo4j
  • MongoDB – NoSQL database.
  • RethinkDB
  • TinkerPop – Graph computing framework.
  • PostgreSQL – Object-relational database.
  • CouchDB – Document-oriented NoSQL database.
  • HBase – Distributed, scalable, big data store.
  • NoSQL Guides – Help on using non-relational, distributed, open-source, and horizontally scalable databases.
  • Contexture – Abstracts queries/filters and results/aggregations from different backing data stores like ElasticSearch and MongoDB.
  • Database Tools – Everything that makes working with databases easier.
  • Grakn – Logical database to organize large and complex networks of data as one body of knowledge.

Media

Learn

Security

Content Management Systems

  • Umbraco
  • Refinery CMS – Ruby on Rails CMS.
  • Wagtail – Django CMS focused on flexibility and user experience.
  • Textpattern – Lightweight PHP-based CMS.
  • Drupal – Extensible PHP-based CMS.
  • Craft CMS – Content-first CMS.
  • Sitecore – .NET digital marketing platform that combines CMS with tools for managing multiple websites.
  • Silverstripe CMS – PHP MVC framework that serves as a classic or headless CMS.

Hardware

Business

Work

Networking

Decentralized Systems

  • Bitcoin – Bitcoin services and tools for software developers.
  • Ripple – Open source distributed settlement network.
  • Non-Financial Blockchain – Non-financial blockchain applications.
  • Mastodon – Open source decentralized microblogging network.
  • Ethereum – Distributed computing platform for smart contract development.
  • Blockchain AI – Blockchain projects for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • EOSIO – A decentralized operating system supporting industrial-scale apps.
  • Corda – Open source blockchain platform designed for business.
  • Waves – Open source blockchain platform and development toolset for Web 3.0 apps and decentralized solutions.
  • Substrate – Framework for writing scalable, upgradeable blockchains in Rust.

Higher Education

  • Computational Neuroscience – A multidisciplinary science which uses computational approaches to study the nervous system.
  • Digital History – Computer-aided scientific investigation of history.
  • Scientific Writing – Distraction-free scientific writing with Markdown, reStructuredText and Jupyter notebooks.

Events

Testing

  • Testing – Software testing.
  • Visual Regression Testing – Ensures changes did not break the functionality or style.
  • Selenium – Open-source browser automation framework and ecosystem.
  • Appium – Test automation tool for apps.
  • TAP – Test Anything Protocol.
  • JMeter – Load testing and performance measurement tool.
  • k6 – Open-source, developer-centric performance monitoring and load testing solution.
  • Playwright – Node.js library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API.
  • Quality Assurance Roadmap – How to start & build a career in software testing.

Miscellaneous

Related

US Department of Education CRDC Dataset

The US Department of Ed has a dataset called the CRDC that collects data from all the public schools in the US and has demographic, academic, financial and all sorts of other fun data points. They also have corollary datasets that use the same identifier—an expansion pack if you may. It comes out every 2-3 years. Access it here

Nasa Dataset: sequencing data from bacteria before and after being taken to space

NASA has some sequencing data from bacteria before and after being taken to space, to look at genetic differences caused by lack of gravity, radiation and others. Very fun if you want to try your hand at some bio data science. Access it here.

All Trump’s twitter insults from 2015 to 2021 in CSV.

Extracted from the NYT story: here

Data is plural

Data is Plural is a really good newsletter published by Jeremy Singer-Vine. The datasets are very random, but super interesting. Access it here.

Global terrorism database

 Huge list of terrorism incidents from inside the US and abroad. Each entry has date and location of the incident, motivations, whether people or property were lost, the size of the attack, type of attack, etc. Access it here

The dolphin social network

This network dataset is in the category of Social Networks. A social network of bottlenose dolphins. The dataset contains a list of all of links, where a link represents frequent associations between dolphins. Access it here

Dataset of 200,000 jokes

There are about 208 000 jokes in this database scraped from three sources.

Access it here:

The Million Song Dataset

The Million Song Dataset is a freely-available collection of audio features and metadata for a million contemporary popular music tracks.

Its purposes are:

  • To encourage research on algorithms that scale to commercial sizes
  • To provide a reference dataset for evaluating research
  • As a shortcut alternative to creating a large dataset with APIs (e.g. The Echo Nest’s)
  • To help new researchers get started in the MIR field

Cornell University’s eBird dataset

Decades of observations of birds all around the world, truly an impressive way to leverage citizen science. Access it here.

UFO Report Dataset

NUFORC geolocated and time standardized ufo reports for close to a century of data. 80,000 plus reports. Access it here

CDC’s Trend Drug Data

The CDC has a public database called NAMCS/NHAMCS that allows you to trend drug data. It has a lot of other data points so it can be used for a variety of other reasons. Access it here.

Health and Retirement study: Public Survey data

A listing of publicly available biennial, off-year, and cross-year data products.

Example: COVID-19 Data

Year Product
2020 2020 HRS COVID-19 Project

RAND HRS Data

HRS data products produced by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging.

Gateway Harmonized Data

HRS data products produced by the USC Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy.

Contributed and Replication Data

Data products (unsupported by the HRS) provided by researchers sharing their work.

Restricted/Sensitive Data

Cognition Data

A summary of HRS cognition data, including the new Harmonized Cognition Assessment Protocol (HCAP.)

Biomarker and Health Data

Sensitive health data files available are from the public data portal after a supplemental agreement is signed.

Restricted Data

HRS restricted data files require a detailed application process, and are available only through remote virtual desktop or encrypted physical media.

Administrative Linkages

Links HRS data with Medicare and Social Security.

Genetic Data

Genetic data products derived from 20,000 genotyped HRS respondents.

The Quick Draw Dataset

The Quick Draw Dataset is a collection of 50 million drawings across 345 categories, contributed by players of the game Quick, Draw!. The drawings were captured as timestamped vectors, tagged with metadata including what the player was asked to draw and in which country the player was located. Access it here.

Air Quality Dataset

The AirNow API replaces the previous AirNow Gateway web services. It includes file outputs and RSS data feeds. AirNow Gateway users can use their existing login information to access the new AirNow API web pages and web services. Access to the AirNow API is generally available to the public, and new accounts can be acquired via the Log In page

UK Water Industry Chemical Investigations dataset

Search and extract the measurements from 600 Wastewater Treatment Sites owned and operated by UK Water Companies and part of the Chemical Investigations Programme (CIP2).

M3 and M4 Dataset Time Series Data

The 3003 time series of the M3-Competition.

The M4 competition which is a continuation of the Makridakis Competitions for forecasting and was conducted in 2018. This competion includes the prediction of both Point Forecasts and Prediction Intervals.

Protein Data Bank (PDB)

Used by Google’s deep-learning program for determining the 3D shapes of proteins stands to transform biology, say scientists. Access it here.

Dataset of Games

In computer science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines. Its definition, AI research as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that achieving its goals Russell et. al (2016).

Withal, Data Mining (DM) is the process of discovering patterns in data sets (or datasets) involving methods of machine learning, statistics, and database systems; DM focus on extract the information of datasets Han (2011).

This repository serves as a guide for anyone who wants to work with Artificial Intelligence or Data Mining applied in digital games! Here you will find a series of datasets, tools and materials available to build your application or dataset. Access it here.

DonorsChoose.org Application Screening DataSet

Help Predict whether teachers’ project proposals are accepted

Dataset of all the squirrels in Central Park

The Squirrel Census is a multimedia science, design, and storytelling project focusing on the Eastern gray (Sciurus carolinensis). They count squirrels and present their findings to the public.

Google BigQuery Public Datasets

BigQuery public datasets are made available without any restrictions to all Google Cloud users. Google pays for the storage of these datasets. You can use them to learn how to work with BigQuery or even build your application on top of them, exactly as we’re going to do.

IMDb Dataset

IMDb dataset importer – loads into a Marten DB document store. It imports the public datasets into a database, and provides repositories for querying. The total imported size is about 40 million rows, and 14 gigabytes on disk!

PHOnA: A Public Dataset of Measured Headphone Transfer Functions

A dataset of measured headphone transfer functions (HpTFs), the Princeton Headphone Open Archive (PHOnA), is presented. Extensive studies of HpTFs have been conducted for the past twenty years, each requiring a separate set of measurements, but this data has not yet been publicly shared. PHOnA aggregates HpTFs from different laboratories, including measurements for multiple different headphones, subjects, and repositionings of headphones for each subject. The dataset uses the spatially oriented format for acoustics (SOFA), and SOFA conventions are proposed for efficiently storing HpTFs. PHOnA is intended to provide a foundation for machine learning techniques applied to HpTF equalization. This shared data will allow optimization of equalization algorithms to provide more universal solutions to perceptually transparent headphone reproduction. Access it here.

Sports Data Set

Provide both basic and sabermetric statistics and resources for sports fans everywhere. Access here

Kaggle DataSets

Explore, analyze, and share quality data here

Coronavirus Datasets

Spreadsheets and Datasets:

Natural History Museum in London

The Natural History Museum in London has 80 million items (and counting!) in its collections, from the tiniest specks of stardust to the largest animal that ever lived – the blue whale. 

The Digital Collections Programme is a project to digitise these specimens and give the global scientific community access to unrivalled historical, geographic and taxonomic specimen data gathered in the last 250 years. Mobilising this data can facilitate research into some of the most pressing scientific and societal challenges.

Digitising involves creating a digital record of a specimen which can consist of all types of information such as images, and geographical and historical information about where and when a specimen was collected. The possibilities for digitisation are quite literally limitless – as technology evolves, so do possible uses and analyses of the collections. We are currently exploring how machine learning and automation can help us capture information from specimen images and their labels.

With such a wide variety of specimens, digitising looks different for every single collection. How we digitise a fly specimen on a microscope slide is very different to how we might digitise a bat in a spirit jar! We develop new workflows in response to the type of specimens we are dealing with. Sometimes we have to get really creative, and have even published on workflows which have involved using pieces of LEGO to hold specimens in place while we are imaging them.

Mobilising this data and making it open access is at the heart of the project. All of the specimen data is released on our Data Portal, and we also feed the data into international databases such as GBIF.

TSA Throughput Dataset (alternate source)

The TSA has is publishing more and more data via it’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room.  This project on github https://github.com/mikelor/tsathroughput  contains the source for extracting the information from the .PDF files and converts them to JSON and CSV files.

The /data folder contains the source .PDFs going back to 2018 while the /data/raw/tsa/throughput folder contains .json files.

Data Planet

The largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data

https://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/

Chess datasets

3.5 Million Chess Games

ML Dataset to practice methods of regression

Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems

585 Data Sets

 

Child Mortality from Malaria

Child mortality numbers caused by malaria by country

Number of deaths of infants, neonatal, and children up to 4 years old caused by malaria by country from 2000 to 2015. Originator: World Health Organization

https://datarepository.wolframcloud.com/resources/Child-Mortality-Numbers-by-Malaria-2015

Quora Question Pairs at Data.world

The dataset  will give anyone the opportunity to train and test models of semantic equivalence, based on actual Quora data. 400,000 lines of potential question duplicate pairs. Each line contains IDs for each question in the pair, the full text for each question, and a binary value that indicates whether the line truly contains a duplicate pair. Access it here.

MIMIC Critical Care Database

MIMIC is an openly available dataset developed by the MIT Lab for Computational Physiology, comprising deidentified health data associated with ~60,000 intensive care unit admissions. It includes demographics, vital signs, laboratory tests, medications, and more. Access it here.

Data.Gov: The home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. Search over 280000 Datasets.

Tidy Tuesday Dataset

TidyTuesday is built around open datasets that are found in the “wild” or submitted as Issues on our GitHub.

US Census Bureau: QuickFacts Dataset

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Classical Abstract Art Dataset

Art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect

5000+ classical abstract art here, real artists with annotation. You can download them in very high resolution,  however you would have to crawl them first  with this scraper.

Interactive map of indigenous people around the world

Native-Land.ca is a website run by the nonprofit organization Native Land Digital. Access it here.

Data Visualization: A Wordcloud for each of the Six Largest Religions and their Religious Texts (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism)

Highest altitude humans have been each year since 1961

DataOhio

Over 200+ public datasets, including COVID data. Access it here.

Ohio Data, Ohio Insights. The DataOhio catalog is a single source for the most critical and relevant datasets from state agencies and entities.

https://data.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/data/view/view-all

National Household Travel Survey (US)

Conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the NHTS is the authoritative source on the travel behavior of the American public. It is the only source of national data that allows one to analyze trends in personal and household travel. It includes daily non-commercial travel by all modes, including characteristics of the people traveling, their household, and their vehicles. Access it here.

National Travel Survey (UK)

Statistics and data about the National Travel Survey, based on a household survey to monitor trends in personal travel.

The survey collects information on how, why, when and where people travel as well as factors affecting travel (e.g. car availability and driving license holding).

National Travel Survey data tables UK
National Travel Survey data tables UK

National Travel Survey (NTS)[Canada]

Monthly Railway Carloadings: Interactive Dashboard
Monthly Railway Carloadings: Interactive Dashboard

ENTUR: NeTEx or GTFS datasets [Norway]

NeTEx is the official format for public transport data in Norway and is the most complete in terms of available data. GTFS is a downstream format with only a limited subset of the total data, but we generate datasets for it anyway since GTFS can be easier to use and has a wider distribution among international public transport solutions. GTFS sets come in “extended” and “basic” versions. Access here.

The Swedish National Forest Inventory

A subset of the field data collected on temporary NFI plots can be downloaded in Excel format from this web site. The file includes a Read_me sheet and a sheet with field data from temporary plots on forest land1 collected from 2007 to 2019. Note that plots located on boundaries (for example boundaries between forest stands, or different land use classes) are not included in the dataset. The dataset is primarily intended to be used as reference data and validation data in remote sensing applications. It cannot be used to derive estimates of totals or mean values for a geographic area of any size. Download the dataset here

Large data sets from finance and economics applicable in related fields studying the human condition

World Bank Data: Countries Data | Topics Data | Indicators Data | Catalog

US Federal Statistics

Boards of Governors of the Federal Reserve: Data Download Program

CIA: The world Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Human Development Report: United Nations Development Programme – Public Data Explorer

Consumer Price Index: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.

Gapminder.org: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view Watch everyday life in hundreds of homes on all income levels across the world, to counteract the media’s skewed selection of images of other places.

Our world in Data: International Trade

Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems: 3139 charts across 297 topics, All free: open access and open source.

International Historical Statistics (by Brian Mitchell)

 
International Historical Statistics is a compendium of national and international socio-economic data from 1750 to 2010. Data are available in both Excel and PDF tabular formats. IHS is structured in three broad geographical divisions and ten themes: Africa / Asia / Oceania; The Americas and Europe. The database is structured in ten categories: Population and vital statistics; Labour force; Agriculture; Industry; External trade; Transport and communications; Finance; Commodity prices; Education and National accounts. Access here

World Input-Output Database

World Input-Output Tables and underlying data. World Input-Output Tables and underlying data, covering 43 countries, and a model for the rest of the world for the period 2000-2014. Data for 56 sectors are classified according to the International Standard Industrial Classification revision 4 (ISIC Rev. 4).

  • Data: Real and PPP-adjusted GDP in US millions of dollars, national accounts (household consumption, investment, government consumption, exports and imports), exchange rates and population figures.
  • Geographical coverage: Countries around the world
  • Time span: from 1950-2011 (version 8.1)
  • Available at: Online

Correlates of War Bilateral Trade

COW seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations. Key principles of the project include a commitment to standard scientific principles of replication, data reliability, documentation, review, and the transparency of data collection procedures

  • Data: Total national trade and bilateral trade flows between states. Total imports and exports of each country in current US millions of dollars and bilateral flows in current US millions of dollars
  • Geographical coverage: Single countries around the world
  • Time span: from 1870-2009
  • Available at: Online here
  • This data set is hosted by Katherine Barbieri, University of South Carolina, and Omar Keshk, Ohio State University.

World Bank Open Data – World Development Indicators

Free and open access to global development data. Access it here.

World Trade Organization – WTO

The WTO provides quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues. Its data-bases and publications provide access to data on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade in value added.

  • Data: Many series on tariffs and trade flows
  • Geographical coverage: Countries around the world
  • Time span: Since 1948 for some series
  • Available at: Online here
WTO - World Trade Organization
WTO – World Trade Organization

SMOKA Science Archive

The Subaru-Mitaka-Okayama-Kiso Archive, holds about 15 TB of astronomical data from facilities run by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. All data becomes publicly available after an embargo period of 12-24 months (to give the original observers time to publish their papers).

Graph Datasets

Multi-Domain Sentiment Dataset

The Multi-Domain Sentiment Dataset contains product reviews taken from Amazon.com from many product types (domains). Some domains (books and dvds) have hundreds of thousands of reviews. Others (musical instruments) have only a few hundred. Reviews contain star ratings (1 to 5 stars) that can be converted into binary labels if needed. Access it here.

A Global Database of Society

Supported by Google Jigsaw, the GDELT Project monitors the world’s broadcast, print, and web news from nearly every corner of every country in over 100 languages and identifies the people, locations, organizations, themes, sources, emotions, counts, quotes, images and events driving our global society every second of every day, creating a free open platform for computing on the entire world.

The Yahoo News Feed: Ratings and Classification Data

Dataset is 1.5 TB compressed, 13.5 TB uncompressed

Yahoo! Music User Ratings of Musical Artists, version 1.0 (423 MB)

This dataset represents a snapshot of the Yahoo! Music community’s preferences for various musical artists. The dataset contains over ten million ratings of musical artists given by Yahoo! Music users over the course of a one month period sometime prior to March 2004. Users are represented as meaningless anonymous numbers so that no identifying information is revealed. The dataset may be used by researchers to validate recommender systems or collaborative filtering algorithms. The dataset may serve as a testbed for matrix and graph algorithms including PCA and clustering algorithms. The size of this dataset is 423 MB.
 

Yahoo! Movies User Ratings and Descriptive Content Information, v.1.0 (23 MB)

This dataset contains a small sample of the Yahoo! Movies community’s preferences for various movies, rated on a scale from A+ to F. Users are represented as meaningless anonymous numbers so that no identifying information is revealed. The dataset also contains a large amount of descriptive information about many movies released prior to November 2003, including cast, crew, synopsis, genre, average ratings, awards, etc. The dataset may be used by researchers to validate recommender systems or collaborative filtering algorithms, including hybrid content and collaborative filtering algorithms. The dataset may serve as a testbed for relational learning and data mining algorithms as well as matrix and graph algorithms including PCA and clustering algorithms. The size of this dataset is 23 MB.
 

Yahoo News Video dataset, version 1.0 (645MB)

The dataset is a collection of 964 hours (22K videos) of news broadcast videos that appeared on Yahoo news website’s properties, e.g., World News, US News, Sports, Finance, and a mobile application during August 2017. The videos were either part of an article or displayed standalone in a news property. Many of the videos served in this platform lack important metadata, such as an exhaustive list of topics associated with the video. We label each of the videos in the dataset using a collection of 336 tags based on a news taxonomy designed by in-house editors. In the taxonomy, the closer the tag is to the root, the more generic (topically) it is.
etc…

Other Datasets

More than 1 TB

  • The 1000 Genomes project makes 260 TB of human genome data available
  • The Internet Archive is making an 80 TB web crawl available for research 
  • The TREC conference made the ClueWeb09 [3] dataset available a few years back. You’ll have to sign an agreement and pay a nontrivial fee (up to $610) to cover the sneakernet data transfer. The data is about 5 TB compressed.
  • ClueWeb12  is now available, as are the Freebase annotations, FACC1 
  • CNetS at Indiana University makes a 2.5 TB click dataset available 
  • ICWSM made a large corpus of blog posts available for their 2011 conference. You’ll have to register (an actual form, not an online form), but it’s free. It’s about 2.1 TB compressed. The dataset consists of over 386 million blog posts, news articles, classifieds, forum posts and social media content between January 13th and February 14th. It spans events such as the Tunisian revolution and the Egyptian protests (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2011 for a more detailed list of events spanning the dataset’s time period). Access it here
  • The Yahoo News Feed dataset is 1.5 TB compressed, 13.5 TB uncompressed
  • The Proteome Commons makes several large datasets available. The largest, the Personal Genome Project , is 1.1 TB in size. There are several others over 100 GB in size.

More than 1 GB

  • The Reference Energy Disaggregation Data Set  has data on home energy use; it’s about 500 GB compressed.
  • The Tiny Images dataset  has 227 GB of image data and 57 GB of metadata.
  • The ImageNet dataset  is pretty big.
  • The MOBIO dataset  is about 135 GB of video and audio data
  • The Yahoo! Webscope program makes several 1 GB+ datasets available to academic researchers, including an 83 GB data set of Flickr image features and the dataset used for the 2020 KDD Cup , from Yahoo! Music, which is a bit over 1 GB.
  • Freebase makes regular data dumps available. The largest is their Quad dump , which is about 3.6 GB compressed.
  • Wikipedia made a dataset containing information about edits available for a recent Kaggle competition [6]. The training dataset is about 2.0 GB uncompressed.
  • The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) has made available a dataset about the on-time performance of domestic flights operated by large carriers. The ASA compressed this dataset and makes it available for download.
  • The wiki-links data made available by Google is about 1.75 GB total.
  • Google Research released a large 24GB n-gram data set back in 2006 based on processing 10^12 words of text and published counts of all sequences up to 5 words in length.

Power and Energy Consumption Open Datasets

These data are intended to be used by researchers and other professionals working in power and energy related areas and requiring data for design, development, test, and validation purposes. These data should not be used for commercial purposes.

The Million Playlist Dataset (Spotify)

A dataset and open-ended challenge for music recommendation research ( RecSys Challenge 2018). Sampled from the over 4 billion public playlists on Spotify, this dataset of 1 million playlists consist of over 2 million unique tracks by nearly 300,000 artists, and represents the largest public dataset of music playlists in the world. Access it here

Regression Analysis Cheat Sheet

Hotel Reviews Dataset from Yelp

20k+ Hotel Reviews from Yelp for 5 Star Hotels in Las Vegas.

This dataset can be used for the following applications and more:

Analyzing trends,  Sentiment Analysis / Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis / Opinion Mining, Competitor Analysis. Access it here.

A truncated version with 500 reviews is also available on Kaggle here

Motorcycle Crash data

1- Texas: Perform specific queries and analysis using Texas traffic crash data.

2- BTS: Motorcycle Rider Safety Data

3- National Transportation Safety Board: US Transportation Fatalities in 2019

4- Fatal single vehicle motorcycle crashes

5- Motorcycle crash causes and outcomes : pilot study

6- Motorcycle Crash Causation Study: Final Report

Download a collection of news articles relating to natural disasters over an eight-month period. Access it here.

World Population Data by Country and Age Group

1- WorldoMeter: Countries in the world by population (2021)

2- Worldometer: Current World Population Live

Investment-Related Dataset with both Qualitative and Quantitative Variables

1- Numer.ai:  Anonymized and feature normalized financial data which is interesting for machine learning applications. Download here

2- Snowflake Data Marketplace: Snowflake Data Marketplace gives data scientists, business intelligence and analytics professionals, and everyone who desires data-driven decision-making, access to more than 375 live and ready-to-query data sets from more than 125 third-party data providers and data service providers

3- Quandl: The premier source for financial, economic and alternative datasets, serving investment professionals.

National Obesity Monitor

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is conducted every two years by the National Center for Health Statistics and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey measures obesity rates among people ages 2 and older. Find the latest national data and trends over time, including by age group, sex, and race. Data are available through 2017-2018, with the exception of obesity rates for children by race, which are available through 2015-2016. Access here

State of Childhood Obesity
State of Childhood Obesity

The World’s Nations by Fertility Rate 2021

The world nation 's fertility rates
The world’s nations fertility rates

Total number of deaths due to Covid19 vis-à-vis Population in million

Total number of deaths due to Covid19 vis-à-vis Population in million
Total number of deaths due to Covid19 vis-à-vis Population in million

Google searches for different emotions during each hour of the day and night

Google searches for different emotions during each hour of the day and night
Google searches for different emotions during each hour of the day and night

Where do the world’s CO2 emissions come from? This map shows emissions during 2019. Darker areas indicate areas with higher emissions

Where do the world's CO2 emissions come from? This map shows emissions during 2019. Darker areas indicate areas with higher emissions
Where do the world’s CO2 emissions come from? This map shows emissions during 2019. Darker areas indicate areas with higher emissions

Global Linguistic Diversity

Global Linguistic Diversity
Global Linguistic Diversity

Where in the world are the densest forests? Darker areas represent higher density of trees.

Where in the world are the densest forests? Darker areas represent higher density of trees.
Where in the world are the densest forests? Darker areas represent higher density of trees.

Likes and Dislikes per movie genre

Like and Dislike per movie genre
Like and Dislike per movie genre

Global Historical Climatology Network-Monthly (GHCN-M) temperature dataset

NCEI first developed the Global Historical Climatology Network-Monthly (GHCN-M) temperature dataset in the early 1990s. Subsequent iterations include version 2 in 1997, version 3 in May 2011, and version 4 in October 2018.

Are there any places where the climate is recently getting colder?
Are there any places where the climate is recently getting colder?

Python Cheat Sheet

Python Beginners Cheat Sheet

Data Sciences Cheat Sheet

Data Sciences Cheat Sheet

Panda Cheat Sheet

Pandas Cheat Sheet

Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Countries

Alternate Source from Wikipedia : List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita

List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita

Worldwide CO2 Emission
Worldwide CO2 Emission

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths by State & County [US]

Alcohol Impaired Driving by State
Alcohol Impaired Driving by State

Alcohol Impaired driving by counties
Alcohol Impaired driving by county

% change in life expectancy from 2020 to 2021 across the globe

% change in life expectancy from 2020 to 2021 across the globe
% change in life expectancy from 2020 to 2021 across the globe

This is how life expectancy is calculated.

How Many Years Till the World’s Reserves Run Out of Oil?

How Many Years Till the World's Reserves Run Out of Oil?
How Many Years Till the World’s Reserves Run Out of Oil?

Data Source Here: Note that these values can change with time based on the discovery of new reserves, and changes in annual production.

Which energy source has the least disadvantages?

How many People Did Nuclear Energy Kill?

Here’s a paper on the wind fatalities

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Multilingual and Platform Independent Cloud Certification and Education App for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Cloud Edu Cert

The Cloud Education Certification App is an EduFlix App for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Certification Prep.

Technology is changing and is moving towards the cloud. The cloud will power most businesses in the coming years and is not taught in schools. How do we ensure that our kids and youth and ourselves are best prepared for this challenge?

Building mobile educational apps that work offline and on any device can help greatly in that sense.

The ability to tab on a button and learn the cloud fundamentals and take quizzes is a great opportunity to help our children and youth to boost their job prospects and be more productive at work.

The App covers the following certifications :
AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam Prep CCP CLF-C01, Azure Fundamentals AZ 900 Exam Prep, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate SAA-C02 Exam Prep, AWS Certified Developer Associate DVA-C01 Exam Prep, Azure Administrator AZ 104 Exam Prep, Google Associate Cloud Engineer Exam Prep, Data Analytics for AWS DAS-C01, Machine Learning for AWS and Google, AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C01), AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty (MLS-C01), Google Cloud Professional Machine Learning Engineer and more…

The App covers the following cloud categories:

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Cloud Education and Certification

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Cloud Education Certification: Eduflix App for Cloud Education and Certification (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

Features:
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– Can only see scoreboard after completing the quiz.
– FAQs for most popular Cloud services
– Cheat Sheets
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Note and disclaimer: We are not affiliated with AWS, Azure, Microsoft or Google. The questions are put together based on the certification study guide and materials available online. The questions in this app should help you pass the exam but it is not guaranteed. We are not responsible for any exam you did not pass.

Important: To succeed with the real exam, do not memorize the answers in this app. It is very important that you understand why a question is right or wrong and the concepts behind it by carefully reading the reference documents in the answers.

Electric Cars – Autonomous Cars – Self driving cars : Tesla, CyberTruck, EV, Volt, Wayne, Nissan Leaf, Electric Bikes, e-bikes, i-cars, smart cars

CyberTruck

This blog explores Clever Questions and Answers about Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Self driving cars, Tesla, Volt, Wayne, Nissan Leaf, Electric Bikes, e-bikes, i-cars, smart cars, Cyber Trucks, etc…

BNEF outlines that electric vehicles (EVs) will hit 10% of global passenger vehicle sales in 2025, with that number rising to 28% in 2030 and 58% in 2040. According to the study, EVs currently make up 3% of global car sales.

The 5 Levels of Autonomous Vehicles

  • Level 0 – No Automation. This describes your everyday car.
  • Level 1 – Driver Assistance. Here we can find your adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist to help with driving fatigue.
  • Level 2 – Partial Automation.
  • Level 3 – Conditional Automation.
  • Level 4 – High Automation.
  • Level 5 – Full Automation.

ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE E

Secret agent James Bond’s favorite British automaker will take the wraps off it’s its first battery-powered ride by year’s end, and it’s a true exotic sports car. Based on the low-slung Rapide coupe, production will be limited to 155 units worldwide, with a sky-high sticker price. It’s expected to run for around 200 miles on a charge and register a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds.

BOLLINGER B1

Fledgling EV maker Bollinger Motors is ramping up to launch its first model, the B1 for 2020. It’s a decidedly boxy SUV and it looks a lot like a classic Land Rover. It’s built on an aluminum frame and comes with a dual-motor electric all-wheel-drive system. The B1 promises a 200-mile range with 613 horsepower and a strong 668 pound-feet of torque, and is said to tow as much as 7,500 pounds.

CYBER TRUCK at Tesla Car Store

Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.

Now entering a new class of strength, speed and versatility—only possible with an all-electric design. The powerful drivetrain and low center of gravity provides extraordinary traction control and torque—enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range.

Tesla Store – Discounts

Comparison between:

  • 2021 Tesla CyberTruck Single Motor RWD
  • 2021 Tesla CyberTruck Dual Motor AWD
  • 2021 Tesla CyberTruck Tri Motor AWD

SPECS*

Tesla CyberTruck Single Motor RWD

  • 0-60 MPH <6.5 SECONDS
  • RANGE: 250+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN: REAR-WHEEL DRIVE
  • Price: $USD 39900

Tesla CyberTruck Dual Motor AWD

  • 0-60 MPH <4.5 SECONDS
  • RANGE: 300+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN: DUAL MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • Price: $USD 49900

Tesla CyberTruck Tri Motor AWD

  • 0-60 MPH <2.9 SECONDS
  • RANGE: 500+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN TRI MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • Price: $USD 59900

Pros and Cons of CyberTruck

PROS:

Cybertruck is a vehicle that has better utility than an F-150, while beating out a Porsche 911 in performance.

Cybertruck is designed with 30X Stainless Steel, which is also used on Starship. Cybertruck uses this material for maximum durability, function, and design.

Cybertruck is a beautiful platform for a wildly futuristic design, which contains insane performance, on-road or off-road, regardless.

Cybertruck contains a beautiful full-width unibrow LED bar for a headlight, evident of form, and function packed into one package. With this headlight, maximum visibility is always present, whether at night, or at day with it’s beautiful Always-On LEDs.

With it’s ability to sprint from 0-60 in under 2.9s and be virtually bulletproof, Cybertruck is the best platform for an advanced, beautiful, technological reliant future.

CONS: Cybertruck hurdles. What are the design and production issues that engineers still have to over come?

  1. Crash tests/crumple zone.
  2. Side Mirrors?
  3. Regulatory approval
  4. Stainless steel in salty environments.
  5. Tire size/ range efficiency? Looks cool but….

I realize the shape is actually very efficient to build, ridged and aerodynamic. Looking for feedback.

As a Tesla owner, do you agree that it’s the best car you’ve ever purchased?

Absolutely! But I’m looking forward to an even better one — Cybertruck. I fell in love with that beast the moment I saw it, and put down a reservation as quickly as possible. I find myself near the head of a long, long waiting list for this revolutionary vehicle. I hope to take delivery of a tri-motor within the first 5000 off the assembly line.

Even before seeing it up close and in person, I know it will be the best vehicle I’ll ever purchase. It goes beyond what I love about my Model 3 AWD. I don’t think of it as a pickup truck. I would never buy a traditional pickup for as little as I would use it as such. Cybertruck is an all-in-one vehicle. It’s a pickup truck, sure, but it’s also an SUV that seats six and has 100 cu ft of secure, weather protected storage. I plan to use it for wilderness camping in hard to get to places by virtue of its exemplary off-roading capabilities.

I will happily take my Cybertruck on cross country road trips. The self-driving capabilities of Tesla vehicles make long distance cruising an enjoyable experience, devoid of the typical driving fatigue that I’ve always endured traveling in other cars I’ve owned, even my Class B motor-home, which I recently sold. I’m looking forward to spending time in the back country of Alaska with the grizzlies and the moose (safely tucked inside CT, of course).

Cybertruck will be the most durable vehicle I’ve ever owned, as well. That 3mm cold rolled stainless steel exoskeleton is dent proof, bullet proof, and rust proof. The windows are almost impossible to break, and the rolling tonneau cover is strong enough to support the weight of a 200+ lb man.

Cybertruck comes without paint of any kind which is great for squeezing through brush on abandoned logging roads. No need to hold back to avoid scratching the finish. I may have the truck painted, though, just to give it a personalized touch.

My Cybertruck won’t be left unused. It will be my daily driver. Sure, it’s large, but it won’t be like driving one of those behemoths from Detroit. It’s fast and responsive. The air suspension can be lowered to make it easier to get in and out of, improve handling, and reduce aerodynamic drag.

Add to that its 3500 lbs load capacity, its 14,000 lb towing capacity, 500+ mile range, and fast charging at the ever-expanding Tesla Supercharger network, and it’s easy to understand how this vehicle will be the best, and probably the last, vehicle I’ll ever own. Unless I deploy it to the Tesla Network as a robotaxi in a couple of years. Now there’s a money making idea!

KIA SOUL EV

Kia is redesigning its funky/boxy compact full-electric hatchback for 2020 with fresh styling and myriad improvements. A new 64 kWh liquid-cooled lithium ion polymer battery pack should deliver well in excess of 200 miles on a charge. Power will be bumped up to 200 horsepower with 291 pound-feet of torque. It will come with four drive modes and four levels of regenerative braking, including a setting for one-pedal driving.

MERCEDES-BENZ EQC

The EQC is the first in what will be a series of luxury EVs coming from Mercedes-Benz. It’s a boldly styled SUV with two electric motors that combine for an output of 402 horsepower with 564 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive will be standard, along with a long list of convenience, connectivity, and safety features. In Europe it’s rated to run for 279 miles on a full charge, though that number may be somewhat lower when evaluated by U.S. standards.

MINI ELECTRIC

BMW’s Mini brand is developing a new full-electric version of the comely Cooper coupe, likely for later in 2020. Details, however, remain sketchy. Only scant visual tidbits like this one remain available. Reports say it will share technology with the BMW i3, and could run for as many as 200 miles on a full charge. Expect it to deliver Mini’s famed go-kart-like handling.

POLESTAR 2

Volvo is launching a new high-tech sub-brand this year called Polestar. While its first model, the Polestar 1, will be a plug-in hybrid, the Polestar 2 is a sleekly cast full-electric luxury four-door hatchback. Intended to compete with the Tesla Model 3, the automaker is targeting a range of 275 miles on a charge, with its two electric motors expected to put around a combined 485 pound-feet of torque to the pavement. All-wheel drive will come standard.

PORSCHE TAYCAN

Porsche’s first full-electric model will be an ultra-exotic battery-powered four-door sports car. It’s said to leap off the line and reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a sudden 3.5 seconds. The automaker claims around 300 miles of range with a full battery, with the ability to recharge about 60 miles worth of energy in just four minutes.

RIVIAN R1T

Yet another startup EV builder, Rivian plans to introduce a futuristic-looking pickup truck for 2020 to be built in the former Mitsubishi factory in Normal, IL. No mere poseur, the R1T is said to deliver a 400-mile range, with its quad-motor system enabling off-road adventures and a 0-60 mph time of just three seconds on paved roads.

TESLA MODEL Y

Expected sometime during 2020, assuming the automaker incurs no production delays or other corporate calamities, the Tesla Model Y will essentially be a crossover SUV version of the Model 3 sedan. Smaller and less expensive than the Model X, it’s sure to become the company’s best selling model. It will initially come in performance, long-range, and dual motor all-wheel drive variants with specs similar to the Model 3.

TESLA ROADSTER

Tesla’s original Roadster was its first model and it broke new ground in terms of performance and operating range. It’s coming back for 2020 with a freshly curvy profile and uncanny performance. Tesla claims it will fly to 60 mph in a rocket-like 1.9 seconds, reach a felonious top speed of 250 mph, and run for a seemingly impossible 620 miles with a full charge.

EV Q&A

1- Does using cruise control when going downhill in an electric car use more energy?

No – quite the opposite in fact.

When going at a constant speed downhill – the car uses regenerative braking to maintain that speed without going faster and faster.

In effect, the electric motor(s) in the car are turned in to generators – and charge up the battery as they go.

Here is an actual screen shot from my Tesla Model 3 – taken shortly after driving over the Franklin Mountains in El Paso…it’s a graph of the energy consumed per mile driven over the last 30 minutes (kinda like the “mpg” number for a gasoline car):

2- How was your Tesla car buying experience? Which Tesla; Model X, Model S, Model 3, or Model Y?

I bought a Model 3 Standard Range Plus with Full-Self-Driving – a little over a year ago.

I went online – did all of the options selection, all of the financing, taxing and insuring in about 40 minutes – and without ever speaking to an actual human. The deposit money was taken from my credit card.

The car was on a 14day delivery back then – but it took a little longer – more like three3 weeks.

During which time, I had to put up with just a model-Model-3:

The full-sized model 3 was delivered on a large covered car transporter – theoretically to my front door – but in fact the driver phoned me to say he couldn’t get through the twisty streets in my neighborhood in his gigantic truck – so we met him in a nearby street. He offloaded the car – gave me time to inspect it – handed me the “credit card” car keys – and that was that. So I drove it the last 100 yards home.

This is by FAR the most pleasant way to buy a car.

SNAFU’S AND MINOR GLITCHES:

There were some SNAFU’s and complications…mostly because I live in Texas where it’s illegal for a car company to sell direct to a customer…this is true in about 50% of US states.

So what happened was that the car was sold to me in Arizona – where it’s legal. The car was delivered by Tesla to their distribution center in Phoenix Arizona – where I actually purchased it. Then Tesla did the work to re-title the car in Texas at their expense.

The car was not shipped in a Tesla transporter but by some 3rd party (whom Tesla also paid).

This complicated little legal dance would not have been noticeable to me EXCEPT that there was some confusion about my insurance. They couldn’t re-title the car to me without it being insured – and I couldn’t insure it without a VIN – and somewhere along the line someone dropped the ball.

So the car arrived with no temporary licence plates and I had to go back to Tesla and have them do that after the insurance SNAFU got ironed out. I’m still not sure whether it was their fault, my fault, my insurance company’s fault – or the DMV here in El Paso’s fault…I’m betting the latter because we’re pretty sure ours was the first Tesla ever sold here.

3- What are some unforeseen impacts of self-driving cars?

Sabotage.

Although companies like Uber and Tesla are not very successful in that aspect, fully self driving cars will have to be able to avoid collisons by all means. They simply will have to be designed in a way that they do not crash against something.

Okay, so what will a self driving car do, when another driver deliberately cuts its lane? What, if some guys make a fun out of throwing garbage cans at self driving cars? What, if some unemployed taxicab drivers try to make a ride in a self-driving taxicab as unpleasant as possible?

This is unlikely? Tell me why people spend extra money in order to make their trucks pollute the air as much as possible:

 
 

CyberTruck will cost half the competition, and here’s why the math says it works

CyberTruck will cost half the competition, and here’s why the math says it works

Sources:

Tesla

MyEV.com

Quora

Videoconferencing Tools: Zoom vs Microsoft Teams vs Google Meet vs GoToMeeting vs WebEx vs Slack – making the right choice

Videoconferencing Apps: Zoom vs Teams vs Google Meet vs Slack

COVID-19 has pushed the need for quality videoconferencing tools at the top of most businesses and organizations success factors.

American business people hold approximately 11 million meetings a day, which equals 55 million meetings per week and 220 million meetings per year. Zoom usage shot up in March 2020. Over the course of that month, Zoom was seeing 200 million daily meeting participants. The following month, this figure had risen to 300 millions.

In this blog, we are going to help you choose the best videoconferencing and web collaboration/webinars tools for your business or organization.

I- Class A Videoconferencing Apps and Tools

Features  Zoom Google Meet Microsoft Teams Winner
Pricing/Cost ZOOM
Zoom is free for up to 3 people for an unlimited amount of time and more than 3 people up to 100 participants for 40-minute meetings.
From US$14.99/month per host Pro plan for user management, unlimited meeting length, and reporting.
GOOGLE MEET
G Suite now called Google Workspace is priced at a starting cost of US$6 per user for a month but access to Google Meet itself is free.
Get 20% Off with these Promo Codes
Google Workspace for Business is starts at US $12 per month
Promo Codes
MICROSOFT TEAMS
For unlimited use, it comes with all Microsoft 365 plans (whose starting is $5 per user for a month). The Office 365 Business Premium Plan starts at US$12.50/user/month with additional features
WINNER
1- Zoom wins for individuals, families, not for profits, startups, small businesses, large enterprises interacting with external vendors or international clients, moms and pops shops, etc..

2- Google Meet wins for Education, Research, Companies that are already using GCP or G-Suite. Google doesn’t charge an additional call-in fee.
3- Teams wins for large organization using Office 365 already.

Offerings ZOOM
Screen sharing
Whiteboarding
Annotation
Breakout Rooms
Virtual backgrounds
In-meeting chat
Local recording
Nonverbal feedback

Zoom offers Online Meetings, Videos webinars, conference rooms, phone system. Zoom offers a much more stable connection than all of its counterparts, with crystal clear audio and video even while using a not so great internet connection. 

GOOGLE MEET
Unlimited number of meetings.
Live captioning during meetings.
Compatible across devices.
Video and audio preview screen.
Adjustable layouts and screen settings.
Controls for meeting hosts.
Screen sharing with participants.
Messaging with participants.

Google Meet allows anyone with a Google Account to create an online meeting with up to 100 participants. By utilizing Google’s advanced features, it can host up to 250 people per call for 60 minutes and record those calls to save them automatically to Google Drive. Furthermore, Google Meet also supports live streaming for a hundred thousand viewers within a domain.

MICROSOFT TEAMS
Online meetings & webinars.
Calling.
Video conferencing.

Screen sharing.
File sharing.
Custom backgrounds.
Instant messaging.

Microsoft Teams offers business VoIP, video and collaboration features all-in-one. Additionally, it’s integrated with all the Microsoft apps which makes collaborative work a lot easier if you are a Microsoft Office user.

WINNER
1- Zoom
2- Google Meet
3- Microsoft Teams

Zoom is super easy to set up, use, and manage.
Zoom works on low-quality internet.
Zoom gives the best quality video output.

Capacity and Compatibility ZOOM

A special feature of Zoom for large audiences is the Zoom webinar which can host up to 3000 participants. Although it’s not free and a Zoom Premium account needs to be purchased for it, it is one of the best platforms for hosting events or seminars with a huge audience that can participate as well.
Unlimited meetings for up to 100 participants
HD audio and video

GOOGLE MEET
By utilizing Google’s advanced features, it can host up to 250 people per call for 60 minutes and record those calls to save them automatically to Google Drive. Furthermore, Google Meet also supports live streaming for a hundred thousand viewers within a domain.
If you have a google account, you’ll be able to have 24-hour meetings with up to 100 people.
MICROSOFT TEAMS
Teams can host up to 250 members per call and even provide transcripts of the call after it ends. This feature is enabled in both desktop and web applications and regardless of participants being guests or users.
The Microsoft Teams Live Events has an audience capacity of 10,000 attendees with a duration limit of 4 hours. An Office 365 Organization can run up to 15 live events at a time.
WINNER:
1- Zoom
2- Google Meet

2- Microsoft Teams
You don’t need a Google Account to participate in Meet video meetings. However, if you don’t have a Google Account, the meeting organizer or someone from the organization must grant you access to the meeting. Tip: If you are not signed into a Google or Gmail accountyou cannot join using your mobile device.
Microsoft Teams is excellent for internal collaboration, whereas Zoom is often preferred for working externally – whether that’s with customers or guest vendors.
Security – Encryption ZOOM
Zoom claims that meetings are secure with end to end encryption, but it does not use the end-to-end encryption.
The Security icon in the meeting controls allows the host or co-host of a meeting to enable or disable options during a meeting to secure the meeting and minimize disruption during the meeting. Most of the settings can be controlled from Account, Group, and User settings prior to the meeting
GOOGLE MEET
All data in Google Meet is encrypted in transit by default between the client and Google for video meetings on a web browser, on the Meet Android and Apple® iOS® apps, and in meeting rooms with Google meeting room hardware. Meet recordings stored in Google Drive are encrypted at rest by default.
Google Meet has an anti-abuse feature that keeps the meetings safe with its anti-hijacking features and allowing the host to secure all controls of the meeting. This feature also allows multiple 2-step verification processes and security keys.
MICROSOFT TEAMS
Teams enforces team-wide and organization-wide two-factor authentication, single sign-on through Active Directory, and encryption of data in transit and at rest. Files are stored in SharePoint and are backed by SharePoint encryption. Notes are stored in OneNote and are backed by OneNote encryption.
WINNER:
1- Google Meet
2- Microsoft Teams
3- Zoom
Extra Unique Features ZOOM
Zoom has all the basic features such as screen sharing, file sharing, and a message box. But the distinguishing feature of Zoom is it allows you to control all settings, from enabling waiting rooms, allowing participants to rename themselves and give reactions, controlling the chatbox options, and much, much more.
GOOGLE MEET
Google Meet allows live captioning during meetings with its automated live captions powered by Google Speech. It also allows you to check video and audio controls before you enter a meeting.
The Google Meet layout automatically adjusts to display the most active content and participants. It also has screen sharing features, chat features, file sharing features, and is integrated with Microsoft and Google Apps.
MICROSOFT TEAMS
Additional features that Microsoft Teams has, are the customizable backgrounds, the ‘together mode’ in which all members sit together in the same background making it feel like they are all at one place, and file sharing and co-authoring files in real-time.
Winner:
1- Google Meet
2- Zoom
3- Microsoft Teams

Google Meet is a far stronger and more intuitive product than the video calling feature on Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Device compatibilities ZOOM
Zoom is compatible with all devices whether it is a desktop/laptop, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
GOOGLE MEET
Google Meet is compatible across many devices whether it is a desktop/laptop, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
REVIEWS
TEAMS
Microsoft Teams is compatible with iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows and is mostly free for up to 300 people and 5GB worth of files.
REVIEWS
WINNER: Tie
REVIEWS: PROS PRO ZOOM REVIEWS
We have had great success and increase moblity by using this product. Extremely intuitive so video conference meetings are now becoming more popular than the face-to-face.
Gary A.
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This is a great platform to have a video conversation. It is easy to use and for the most part the video quality is good.
Fonda C.
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We love being able to hold meetings and the ease of inviting and logging on is worth the money spent on this service.
Jeana L.
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PRO GOOGLE MEET REVIEWS
It’s a good tool for what it does – but there are other tools that do it better; but those cost.
Anonymous Reviewer
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I like that it’s super intuitive and easy to use and set up. Since it’s Google, it also has good tech support.
Anonymous Reviewer
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Google Hangouts is a popular tool for video-chatting your friends, clients, family members and the sort. The platform is daily gaining popularity since its establishment in 2013.
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PRO TEAMS REVIEWS
I like that you have the capability to hold a meeting and have the camera on or off-it is great when collaborating with team members who may not be in the office.
Anonymous Reviewer
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Very good, it increased productivity, good online meeting experience, some flaws like file storage and creating new channels but overall it is a great product.
Akashbir S.
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With the current pandemic situation, Teams has been a big lifesaver to us. It is easy to use, all integrated application with good customer support.
Lakshika G.
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WINNER:
1- Zoom
2- Google Meet
3- Microsoft Teams
REVIEWS: CONS CONS ZOOM REVIEWS
It might be people’s internet connection that causes these problems, but sometimes the video lags and is unclear. People’s audio sometimes cuts out too.
Sally L.
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The recent discovery of the forced video/automatic video without your warning due to the install on your machine is very concerning, and I avoid this software now because of this.
Diana B.
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Meeting setup can be a bit confusing – this is a pretty common problem among most platforms, but generating conference ID can get a little confusing depending on who is navigating the meeting.
Anonymous Reviewer
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CONS GOOGLE MEET REVIEWS
It’ll switch off audio or drop someone at random during larger group chats. It also doesn’t add back group members, nor does it have any feature that tells you if your microphone setting is wrong.
Anonymous Reviewer
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It is a downside that you need a gmail account to use this. Some people have email accounts specific to their internet provider or they have yahoo.
Victoria K.
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The hardest part is actually finding it on the email interface – I have a google phone number too and that takes priority in the side bar which can be confusing.
Sarah F.
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CONS TEAMS REVIEWS
The teams arrangement is not straightforward and the UI is very busy. Often times, notifications are lost when there are multiple channels within a team and those channels are in the collapsed view.
Anonymous Reviewer
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I sometimes have trouble opening the software, but I think it might be more of a problem with our internet connection. It is very difficult to figure out how to use the call feature.
Christina B.
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Notifications for teams are not automatically enabled so you have to enable it yourself but you might run into problems because it is not very user-friendly.
Anonymous Reviewer
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LOSER: TIE

As of December 2020, Google Meet has 30 million daily users, Microsoft Teams has 75 Million daily active users, and Zoom takes the lead with 300 Million daily active users.

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II- Class B Videoconferencing Apps

Features  GoToMeeting WeBex Slack Winner
Pricing / Cost GOTOMEETING
GoToMeeting Professional allows you to host meetings with up to 150 participants and costs $12 monthly (billed annually at $144).
 
GoToMeeting Business costs $16per month (billed annually at $192).
WEBEX
Free
$ 0
per host, per month
1 host maximum

Starter
$ 13.50
per host, per month
1-9 hosts
Business
$ 26.95
per host, per month
5-100 hosts

SLACK
Free
For small teams
trying out Slack for an unlimited period of time
Standard
For small- and medium-sized businesses
$6.67 USD/month
Plus
For larger businesses or those with additional administration needs
$12.50 USD/month
1- GoToMeeting
2- Slack
3- Webex
Offerings GOTOMEETING
Virtual Whiteboard.
Built-In Audio.
Meeting Scheduler.
Hand Over Control.
One-Click Recording.
Join via Mobile Options.
Desktop/Application Sharing.
Personal Meeting Room. 
WEBEX 
20 million reliable video conferences a month.
Free video calls and screen sharing with Webex.
Screen share — free.
Webex webinars are delivered reliably.
Easily present online.
Collaborate with your team.
Get more from your conference call.
SLACK
Create open channels
Support for private groups and 1:1 direct messaging
File Sharing
Deep, Contextual Search

Always In Sync
Chat functionality
Tags, keywords & @mentions
1:1 and group calls
Screen sharing
Activity logging
API availability
Activity tracking
Open API to build your own integrations 
WINNER 
1- GoToMeeting
2- Slack
3- WeBex
Capacity compatibility GOTOMEETING
Join from Mac, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or Android
WEBEX  
WebEx mobile
Mobile home screen widget
Video call recording
“Call Me” alternative to dial-in
Remote desktop control,
iOS, android
SLACK
Desktop & mobile messaging 
iOS, android
WINNER  
1- Slack
2- GoToMeeting
3- WeBex
Security GOTOMEETING 
SSL Security
Reviews
 WEBEX 
End-to-end encryption
Password-protected meetings
Reviews
SLACK  
Single sign on
All data transfer is encrypted
SSL Security
Reviews
 WINNER 
1- WeBex
2- Slack
3- GoToMeeting

Other Videoconferencing Tools and Apps:

1- LiveStorm: Livestorm is a browser based online web conferencing software used to share real-time live streams. It can be used to power remote live meetings, product demos, sales webinars, online lessons, onboarding sessions, more etc.. Cost: Starting from €89/month – Reviews

2- ClickMeeting: Video conferencing, online meetings, and webinar software to bring your students, customers, and team members together. Cost: Starting from $25/month – Reviews

3- AirMeet: Airmeet is a platform for virtual summits, meetups & workshops with a social lounge to deliver a rich networking experience. Virtual events, real connections. Starting at $99 per month.

4- GoToWebinar: Video conferencing and webinar hosting for large events. Cost: Starting from $89 per month. Reviews

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Which do you prefer for video calls: Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts?

I prefer Zoom and I have used all three of these mediums.

I prefer Zoom because its streamlined and easy for domestic and international clients. I like Zoom because you can utilize breakout rooms to easily divide people in to groups for short periods of time and have people raise their hand so you can toggle over audio during a busy call with a lot of people on. It’s great for managing webinars as well as internal team meets or client correspondences.

Is it possible to transcribe a meeting on Google Meet? If yes, how?

Yes, it’s possible. All you need is to create a free account at SpeechText AI audio transcription service and upload recorded audio files.

Here is the step-by-step guide:

1. In Google Meet, start recording the meeting. Click “More” (3 vertical dots on the lower right-hand side) and choose the “Record Meeting” option.

2. Recorded Google Meet video will be automatically stored in your Google Drive. Check “My Drive” -> “Meet recordings” folder. An email with a link to the Google Meet recording will also be sent to the meeting administrator. You need to download it to your computer.

3. Create a trial SpeechText AI account. It’s free.

4. Locate your downloaded recording on your computer and upload it to the cloud transcription service.

5. SpeechText AI is the first multilingual and industry-specific audio transcription engine. To start transcription you should accurately select the transcription language (the service supports more than 30 languages and accents), industry to accurately transcribe domain-specific terms and audio type (in your case it will be the ‘Meeting record’).

6. Hit the “Transcribe” button and SpeechText AI transcribes your Google Meet meeting in seconds.

I’ve attached the example of transcription results you can get using SpeechText AI service. It’s the interview of Elon Musk at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Is Google Classroom safer than Zoom?

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Google Classroom and Zoom are completely different types of programs. Classroom is used for assigning and tracking student work while Zoom is a platform for video conferencing. Google does have an equivalent to Zoom in their Google Meets app, but Zoom does not have an equivalent to Google Classroom.

As teachers at my school had already started is Zoom back when lockdown started, it was easier to continue using the same format than to transition to a different platform, plus there was a *ridiculously* long wait to get approval for Google Classroom back when every school in the country was scrambling to become a provider of online education all at the same time.

From the reports I’ve heard, both Google Meets and Zoom had security issues when they got all of those new customers all at once. Both have increased security over the past few months & added extra layers of security to the point that security issues seem to be pretty far in between, or at least you hear fewer reports of them. Now it seems to be more an issue of them both working on improving system stability, so there are fewer system-wide crashes & fewer dropped participants.

How do I record a full screen view in Google Meet when someone else is in the sharing screen?

You can use a third-party screen recorder to meet that goal. The tool I widely used to capture meeting calls on PC is RecMaster. It comes with multiple recording modes and simultaneously provides versatile recording tools. Here let me show you how to record Google Meet in Full screen.

Step 1: Download and make RecMaster running on your computer. After that, choose the Full screen mode to capture the Google Meet call.

Step 2: Choose the system sound button so that the speaker’s voice will be recorded. Here you can also make configuration on the video format, video quality, frame rate one by one. If you are holding any fixed-time recording, you can preset the beginning and ending time of the recording and it will automatically start.

Step 3: Press REC button to start. When it’s time to end this task, tab the red button again to terminate the recording.

Now you’ve got the desired video. You can upload it to Google Drive, YouTube or share with ease.

How do you improve your online class experience on a Zoom cloud meeting?

Here are some additional online resources to help you most effectively use Zoom for virtual education:

  • Live Zoom training dailyThese include sessions specifically highlighting Zoom Meetings for Education (Students & Educators), focusing on using Zoom Meetings as your classroom setting. Zoom Webinar training is also available.
  • Recorded Zoom training: Watch previously recorded sessions on demand and at your convenience. Several are in German, Japanese, and Korean, in addition to English.
  • Tips for instructors: Check out this Twitter thread from USC Ph.D. student and online instructor Alana Kennedyon some of the most useful features and best practices for teaching over Zoom.

March 6

Zoom has a wealth of experience helping educational institutions optimize the Zoom platform for virtual classrooms and online learning. It’s our goal to make Zoom easy to use and accessible for everyone, and we’re committed to streamlining the experience for our educational users amid the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Zoom’s teams are working to provide teachers, administrators, and students around the world with the resources they need to quickly spin up virtual classrooms, participate in online classes, and continue their studies online. It’s our intention that everyone, from seasoned Zoom users to those who’ve never interacted with our product, can easily download the client, start and schedule meetings, set students up with Zoom, and start using Zoom for virtual instruction with ease.

This post is designed to help our education users:

  • Sign up for a Zoom account
  • Pick the best account option
  • Understand best practices for using Zoom in education

Help for schools

To ensure all of our K-12 districts and other institutions can most effectively leverage Zoom for virtual education during this time, Zoom is:

  • Temporarily removing the 40-minute limit on free Basic accounts for schools in Japan and Italy, and by request for K-12 schools in the United States
  • Providing multi-language resources specifically designed for principals, vice principals, teachers, students, and parents to set up and use Zoom
  • Expanding live trainings, webinars, and recorded offerings to share best practices for using the platform

How to enable your free Zoom account

To have the 40-minute time limit temporarily removed for your organization’s free Basic accounts:

  1. Have your administrators, staff, and teachers sign up for a free Zoom account.
  2. Have a member of your school fill out this form to request the temporary removal.
  3. Upon verification, all free Basic accounts using your school’s email domain will have the time restriction lifted.

Now teachers will be able to log in, schedule their classes, and send out invites to students. Students are not required to have a Zoom account and can join classes using the links sent from the teacher. For the best experience, we do recommend every user download the Zoom application on their preferred Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, or Android device.

We have numerous short videos on support.zoom.us to help you get started.

Zoom account features & benefits

Zoom offers robust collaboration and engagement tools as part of its standard free license, including the ability to connect using VoIP or via traditional phone when internet is not available. Administrators, teachers, parents, and students also have access to:

For organizations requiring a more robust feature set and administrative control, Zoom’s Education plan provides the above capabilities and more at a low cost, including:

  • Unlimited meetings for up to to 300 participants
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • LTI integration to support most LMS platforms
  • Enhanced user management to add, delete, and assign add-on features
  • Advanced admin controls for enabling/disabling recording, chat, and notifications
  • 500 MB of cloud recording
  • Cloud recording transcription
  • Usage reports to track participation

Need help deciding whether a Basic or Education plan is right for you? Connect with a Zoom education specialistfor assistance.

Resources for Zoom’s education users

Here are some guides to help school administrators, staff, teachers, students, and parents leverage Zoom for virtual learning:

We’re also providing multi-language resources specifically designed for principals, vice principals, teachers, students, and parents to set up and use Zoom.

Additional measures

Zoom is also proactively monitoring our global infrastructure to ensure reliability and uptime for your online learning programs. Our proven infrastructure regularly supports over 8 billion meeting minutes a month, and we are confident that our architecture can handle spiking levels of activity and support educational institutions around the world during this time.

Source:

1- Zoom

2- Google Workspace

3- Microsoft Teams

4- Microsoft Teams VS Google Meet VS Zoom

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Google Certified Cloud Professional Architect is the top high paying certification in the world: Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect Average Salary – $175,761

The Google Certified Cloud Professional Architect Exam assesses your ability to:

  • Design and plan a cloud solution architecture
  • Manage and provision the cloud solution infrastructure
  • Design for security and compliance
  • Analyze and optimize technical and business processes
  • Manage implementations of cloud architecture
  • Ensure solution and operations reliability
  • Designing and planning a cloud solution architecture

The Google Certified Cloud Professional Architect covers the following topics:

Designing and planning a cloud solution architecture: 36%

This domain tests your ability to design a solution infrastructure that meets business and technical requirements and considers network, storage and compute resources. It will test your ability to create a migration plan, and that you can envision future solution improvements.

Managing and provisioning a solution Infrastructure: 20%

This domain will test your ability to configure network topologies, individual storage systems and design solutions using Google Cloud networking, storage and compute services.

Designing for security and compliance: 12%

This domain assesses your ability to design for security and compliance by considering IAM policies, separation of duties, encryption of data and that you can design your solutions while considering any compliance requirements such as those for healthcare and financial information.

Managing implementation: 10%

This domain tests your ability to advise development/operation team(s) to make sure you have successful deployment of your solution. It also tests yours ability to interact with Google Cloud using GCP SDK (gcloud, gsutil, and bq).

Ensuring solution and operations reliability: 6%

This domain tests your ability to run your solutions reliably in Google Cloud by building monitoring and logging solutions, quality control measures and by creating release management processes.

Analyzing and optimizing technical and business processes: 16%

This domain will test how you analyze and define technical processes, business processes and develop procedures to ensure resilience of your solutions in production.

Below are the Top 50 Google Certified Cloud Professional Architect Exam Questions and Answers Dumps: You will need to have the three case studies referred to in the exam open in separate tabs in order to complete the exam: Company A , Company B, Company C

Question 1:  Because you do not know every possible future use for the data Company A collects, you have decided to build a system that captures and stores all raw data in case you need it later. How can you most cost-effectively accomplish this goal?

 A. Have the vehicles in the field stream the data directly into BigQuery.

B. Have the vehicles in the field pass the data to Cloud Pub/Sub and dump it into a Cloud Dataproc cluster that stores data in Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) on persistent disks.

C. Have the vehicles in the field continue to dump data via FTP, adjust the existing Linux machines, and use a collector to upload them into Cloud Dataproc HDFS for storage.

D. Have the vehicles in the field continue to dump data via FTP, and adjust the existing Linux machines to immediately upload it to Cloud Storage with gsutil.

ANSWER1:

D

Notes/References1:

D is correct because several load-balanced Compute Engine VMs would suffice to ingest 9 TB per day, and Cloud Storage is the cheapest per-byte storage offered by Google. Depending on the format, the data could be available via BigQuery immediately, or shortly after running through an ETL job. Thus, this solution meets business and technical requirements while optimizing for cost.

Reference: Streaming insertsApache Hadoop and Spark10 tips for building long running cluster using cloud dataproc

Question 2: Today, Company A maintenance workers receive interactive performance graphs for the last 24 hours (86,400 events) by plugging their maintenance tablets into the vehicle. The support group wants support technicians to view this data remotely to help troubleshoot problems. You want to minimize the latency of graph loads. How should you provide this functionality?

A. Execute queries against data stored in a Cloud SQL.

B. Execute queries against data indexed by vehicle_id.timestamp in Cloud Bigtable.

C. Execute queries against data stored on daily partitioned BigQuery tables.

D. Execute queries against BigQuery with data stored in Cloud Storage via BigQuery federation.

ANSWER2:

B

Notes/References2:

B is correct because Cloud Bigtable is optimized for time-series data. It is cost-efficient, highly available, and low-latency. It scales well. Best of all, it is a managed service that does not require significant operations work to keep running.

Reference: BigTables time series clusterBigQuery

Question 3: Your agricultural division is experimenting with fully autonomous vehicles. You want your architecture to promote strong security during vehicle operation. Which two architecture characteristics should you consider?

A. Use multiple connectivity subsystems for redundancy. 

B. Require IPv6 for connectivity to ensure a secure address space. 

C. Enclose the vehicle’s drive electronics in a Faraday cage to isolate chips.

D. Use a functional programming language to isolate code execution cycles.

E. Treat every microservice call between modules on the vehicle as untrusted.

F. Use a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and verify firmware and binaries on boot.

ANSWER3:

E and F

Notes/References3:

E is correct because this improves system security by making it more resistant to hacking, especially through man-in-the-middle attacks between modules.

F is correct because this improves system security by making it more resistant to hacking, especially rootkits or other kinds of corruption by malicious actors.

Reference 3: Trusted Platform Module

Question 4: For this question, refer to the Company A case study.

Which of Company A’s legacy enterprise processes will experience significant change as a result of increased Google Cloud Platform adoption?

A. OpEx/CapEx allocation, LAN change management, capacity planning

B. Capacity planning, TCO calculations, OpEx/CapEx allocation 

C. Capacity planning, utilization measurement, data center expansion

D. Data center expansion, TCO calculations, utilization measurement

ANSWER4:

B

Notes/References4:

B is correct because all of these tasks are big changes when moving to the cloud. Capacity planning for cloud is different than for on-premises data centers; TCO calculations are adjusted because Company A is using services, not leasing/buying servers; OpEx/CapEx allocation is adjusted as services are consumed vs. using capital expenditures.

Reference: Cloud Economics

Question 5: For this question, refer to the Company A case study.

You analyzed Company A’s business requirement to reduce downtime and found that they can achieve a majority of time saving by reducing customers’ wait time for parts. You decided to focus on reduction of the 3 weeks’ aggregate reporting time. Which modifications to the company’s processes should you recommend?

A. Migrate from CSV to binary format, migrate from FTP to SFTP transport, and develop machine learning analysis of metrics.

B. Migrate from FTP to streaming transport, migrate from CSV to binary format, and develop machine learning analysis of metrics.

C. Increase fleet cellular connectivity to 80%, migrate from FTP to streaming transport, and develop machine learning analysis of metrics.

D. Migrate from FTP to SFTP transport, develop machine learning analysis of metrics, and increase dealer local inventory by a fixed factor.

ANSWER5:

C

Notes/References5:

C is correct because using cellular connectivity will greatly improve the freshness of data used for analysis from where it is now, collected when the machines are in for maintenance. Streaming transport instead of periodic FTP will tighten the feedback loop even more. Machine learning is ideal for predictive maintenance workloads.

Question 6: Your company wants to deploy several microservices to help their system handle elastic loads. Each microservice uses a different version of software libraries. You want to enable their developers to keep their development environment in sync with the various production services. Which technology should you choose?

A. RPM/DEB

B. Containers 

C. Chef/Puppet

D. Virtual machines

ANSWER6:

B

Notes/References6:

B is correct because using containers for development, test, and production deployments abstracts away system OS environments, so that a single host OS image can be used for all environments. Changes that are made during development are captured using a copy-on-write filesystem, and teams can easily publish new versions of the microservices in a repository.

Question 7: Your company wants to track whether someone is present in a meeting room reserved for a scheduled meeting. There are 1000 meeting rooms across 5 offices on 3 continents. Each room is equipped with a motion sensor that reports its status every second. You want to support the data upload and collection needs of this sensor network. The receiving infrastructure needs to account for the possibility that the devices may have inconsistent connectivity. Which solution should you design?

A. Have each device create a persistent connection to a Compute Engine instance and write messages to a custom application.

B. Have devices poll for connectivity to Cloud SQL and insert the latest messages on a regular interval to a device specific table. 

C. Have devices poll for connectivity to Cloud Pub/Sub and publish the latest messages on a regular interval to a shared topic for all devices.

D. Have devices create a persistent connection to an App Engine application fronted by Cloud Endpoints, which ingest messages and write them to Cloud Datastore.

ANSWER7:

C

Notes/References7:

C is correct because Cloud Pub/Sub can handle the frequency of this data, and consumers of the data can pull from the shared topic for further processing.

Question 8: Your company wants to try out the cloud with low risk. They want to archive approximately 100 TB of their log data to the cloud and test the analytics features available to them there, while also retaining that data as a long-term disaster recovery backup. Which two steps should they take?

A. Load logs into BigQuery. 

B. Load logs into Cloud SQL.

C. Import logs into Stackdriver. 

D. Insert logs into Cloud Bigtable.

E. Upload log files into Cloud Storage.

ANSWER8:

A and E

Notes/References8:

A is correct because BigQuery is the fully managed cloud data warehouse for analytics and supports the analytics requirement.

E is correct because Cloud Storage provides the Coldline storage class to support long-term storage with infrequent access, which would support the long-term disaster recovery backup requirement.

References: BigQueryStackDriverBigTableStorage Class: ColdLine

Question 9: You set up an autoscaling instance group to serve web traffic for an upcoming launch. After configuring the instance group as a backend service to an HTTP(S) load balancer, you notice that virtual machine (VM) instances are being terminated and re-launched every minute. The instances do not have a public IP address. You have verified that the appropriate web response is coming from each instance using the curl command. You want to ensure that the backend is configured correctly. What should you do?

A. Ensure that a firewall rule exists to allow source traffic on HTTP/HTTPS to reach the load balancer. 

B. Assign a public IP to each instance, and configure a firewall rule to allow the load balancer to reach the instance public IP.

C. Ensure that a firewall rule exists to allow load balancer health checks to reach the instances in the instance group.

D. Create a tag on each instance with the name of the load balancer. Configure a firewall rule with the name of the load balancer as the source and the instance tag as the destination.

ANSWER9:

C

Notes/References9:

C is correct because health check failures lead to a VM being marked unhealthy and can result in termination if the health check continues to fail. Because you have already verified that the instances are functioning properly, the next step would be to determine why the health check is continuously failing.

Reference: Load balancingLoad Balancing Health Checking

Question 10: Your organization has a 3-tier web application deployed in the same network on Google Cloud Platform. Each tier (web, API, and database) scales independently of the others. Network traffic should flow through the web to the API tier, and then on to the database tier. Traffic should not flow between the web and the database tier. How should you configure the network?

A. Add each tier to a different subnetwork.

B. Set up software-based firewalls on individual VMs. 

C. Add tags to each tier and set up routes to allow the desired traffic flow.

D. Add tags to each tier and set up firewall rules to allow the desired traffic flow.

ANSWER10:

D

Notes/References10:

D is correct because as instances scale, they will all have the same tag to identify the tier. These tags can then be leveraged in firewall rules to allow and restrict traffic as required, because tags can be used for both the target and source.

Reference: Using VPCRoutesAdd Remove Network

Question 11: Your organization has 5 TB of private data on premises. You need to migrate the data to Cloud Storage. You want to maximize the data transfer speed. How should you migrate the data?

A. Use gsutil.

B. Use gcloud.

C. Use GCS REST API. 

D. Use Storage Transfer Service.

ANSWER11:

A

Notes/References11:

A is correct because gsutil gives you access to write data to Cloud Storage.

Reference: gsutilsgcloud sdkcloud storage json apiuploading objectsstorage transfer

Question 12: You are designing a mobile chat application. You want to ensure that people cannot spoof chat messages by proving that a message was sent by a specific user. What should you do?

A. Encrypt the message client-side using block-based encryption with a shared key.

B. Tag messages client-side with the originating user identifier and the destination user.

C. Use a trusted certificate authority to enable SSL connectivity between the client application and the server. 

D. Use public key infrastructure (PKI) to encrypt the message client-side using the originating user’s private key.

ANSWER12:

D

Notes/References12:

D is correct because PKI requires that both the server and the client have signed certificates, validating both the client and the server.

Question 13: You are designing a large distributed application with 30 microservices. Each of your distributed microservices needs to connect to a database backend. You want to store the credentials securely. Where should you store the credentials?

A. In the source code

B. In an environment variable 

C. In a key management system

D. In a config file that has restricted access through ACLs

ANSWER13:

C

Notes/References13:

Question 14: For this question, refer to the Company B case study.

Company B wants to set up a real-time analytics platform for their new game. The new platform must meet their technical requirements. Which combination of Google technologies will meet all of their requirements?

A. Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud SQL

B. Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Storage, Cloud Pub/Sub, and BigQuery 

C. Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud Dataflow

D. Cloud Pub/Sub, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, and Cloud Dataproc

ANSWER14:

B

Notes/References14:

B is correct because:
Cloud Dataflow dynamically scales up or down, can process data in real time, and is ideal for processing data that arrives late using Beam windows and triggers.
Cloud Storage can be the landing space for files that are regularly uploaded by users’ mobile devices.
Cloud Pub/Sub can ingest the streaming data from the mobile users.
BigQuery can query more than 10 TB of historical data.

References: GCP QuotasBeam Apache WindowingBeam Apache TriggersBigQuery External Data SolutionsApache Hive on Cloud Dataproc

Question 15: For this question, refer to the Company B case study.

Company B has deployed their new backend on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You want to create a thorough testing process for new versions of the backend before they are released to the public. You want the testing environment to scale in an economical way. How should you design the process?A. Create a scalable environment in GCP for simulating production load.B. Use the existing infrastructure to test the GCP-based backend at scale. C. Build stress tests into each component of your application and use resources from the already deployed production backend to simulate load.D. Create a set of static environments in GCP to test different levels of load—for example, high, medium, and low.

ANSWER15:

A

Notes/References15:

A is correct because simulating production load in GCP can scale in an economical way.

Reference: Load Testing iot using gcp and locustDistributed Load Testing Using Kubernetes

Question 16: For this question, refer to the Company B case study.

Company B wants to set up a continuous delivery pipeline. Their architecture includes many small services that they want to be able to update and roll back quickly. Company B has the following requirements:

  • Services are deployed redundantly across multiple regions in the US and Europe
  • Only frontend services are exposed on the public internet.
  • They can reserve a single frontend IP for their fleet of services.
  • Deployment artifacts are immutable

Which set of products should they use?

A. Cloud Storage, Cloud Dataflow, Compute Engine

B. Cloud Storage, App Engine, Cloud Load Balancing

C. Container Registry, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Load Balancing

D. Cloud Functions, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Deployment Manager

ANSWER16:

C

Notes/References16:

C is correct because:
Google Kubernetes Engine is ideal for deploying small services that can be updated and rolled back quickly. It is a best practice to manage services using immutable containers.
Cloud Load Balancing supports globally distributed services across multiple regions. It provides a single global IP address that can be used in DNS records. Using URL Maps, the requests can be routed to only the services that Company B wants to expose.
Container Registry is a single place for a team to manage Docker images for the services.

References: Load Balancing https – load balancing overview GCP lb global forwarding rulesreserve static external ip addressbest practice for operating containerscontainer registrydataflowcalling https

Question 17: Your customer is moving their corporate applications to Google Cloud Platform. The security team wants detailed visibility of all resources in the organization. You use Resource Manager to set yourself up as the org admin. What Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM) roles should you give to the security team?

A. Org viewer, Project owner

B. Org viewer, Project viewer 

C. Org admin, Project browser

D. Project owner, Network admin

ANSWER17:

B

Notes/References17:

B is correct because:
Org viewer grants the security team permissions to view the organization's display name.
Project viewer grants the security team permissions to see the resources within projects.

Reference: GCP Resource Manager – User Roles

Question 18: To reduce costs, the Director of Engineering has required all developers to move their development infrastructure resources from on-premises virtual machines (VMs) to Google Cloud Platform. These resources go through multiple start/stop events during the day and require state to persist. You have been asked to design the process of running a development environment in Google Cloud while providing cost visibility to the finance department. Which two steps should you take?

A. Use persistent disks to store the state. Start and stop the VM as needed. 

B. Use the –auto-delete flag on all persistent disks before stopping the VM. 

C. Apply VM CPU utilization label and include it in the BigQuery billing export.

D. Use BigQuery billing export and labels to relate cost to groups. 

E. Store all state in local SSD, snapshot the persistent disks, and terminate the VM.F. Store all state in Cloud Storage, snapshot the persistent disks, and terminate the VM.

ANSWER18:

A and D

Notes/References18:

A is correct because persistent disks will not be deleted when an instance is stopped.

D is correct because exporting daily usage and cost estimates automatically throughout the day to a BigQuery dataset is a good way of providing visibility to the finance department. Labels can then be used to group the costs based on team or cost center.

References: GCP instances life cycleGCP instances set disk auto deleteGCP Local Data PersistanceGCP export data BigQueryGCP Creating Managing Labels

Question 19: Your company has decided to make a major revision of their API in order to create better experiences for their developers. They need to keep the old version of the API available and deployable, while allowing new customers and testers to try out the new API. They want to keep the same SSL and DNS records in place to serve both APIs. What should they do?

A. Configure a new load balancer for the new version of the API.

B. Reconfigure old clients to use a new endpoint for the new API. 

C. Have the old API forward traffic to the new API based on the path.

D. Use separate backend services for each API path behind the load balancer.

ANSWER19:

D

Notes/References19:

D is correct because an HTTP(S) load balancer can direct traffic reaching a single IP to different backends based on the incoming URL.

References: load balancing httpsload balancing backendGCP lb global forwarding rules

Question 20: The database administration team has asked you to help them improve the performance of their new database server running on Compute Engine. The database is used for importing and normalizing the company’s performance statistics. It is built with MySQL running on Debian Linux. They have an n1-standard-8 virtual machine with 80 GB of SSD zonal persistent disk. What should they change to get better performance from this system in a cost-effective manner?

A. Increase the virtual machine’s memory to 64 GB.

B. Create a new virtual machine running PostgreSQL. 

C. Dynamically resize the SSD persistent disk to 500 GB.

D. Migrate their performance metrics warehouse to BigQuery.

ANSWER20:

C

Notes/References20:

C is correct because persistent disk performance is based on the total persistent disk capacity attached to an instance