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Answering the Top-25 most asked Google Cloud questions of 2022

Categories: Getting Started with Google Cloud

January 21, 2023
Christoph Mittendorf

Cloud Space Architect

Dario Banfi

Customer Engineer



Have you ever wondered what are the most asked Google Cloud questions on Google Search? In this blog post, we will answer all of them!

Google Cloud is on an exceptional growth trajectory. With our investments in multicloud and AI/ML, to sustainable infrastructure, industry solutions, and technology we are proud that our customers trust Google Cloud solutions to digitally transform their business. We deeply understand today's technology requirements and the need to continuously innovate. In addition, we always listen to our customers, incorporate feedback and answer questions to increase transparency and trust around Google Cloud. 

More companies are using Google Cloud in their daily business and are trailblazing in their industries. As many engineering teams are using Google Cloud - it's inevitable that many questions arise. 

The popularity and interest of Google Cloud is greatly reflected in Google Search. In this blog post, we analyzed the most popular search queries on Google Cloud. In detail, we pulled the most common questions containing "google cloud" or "gcp" (google cloud platform) and answered them.

After cleaning up non-questions or keyword based searches, here's the list of top questions asked in 2022 (ranked by search volume).


Most common questions about Google Cloud


1. What is Google Cloud?

Google Cloud is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.


2. What is Firebase?

Firebase is an app development platform that helps you build and grow apps and games users love. It provides the tools and infrastructure you need to develop, grow, and earn money from your app.


3. What is BigQuery?

BigQuery is a fully-managed, serverless enterprise data warehouse that helps you manage and analyze your data with built-in features like machine learning, geospatial analysis, and business intelligence.


4. What does GCP mean?


GCP stands for Google Cloud Platform. It's the previously used name that we now shortened to Google Cloud.


5. How to download from Google Cloud storage?


There are many ways to download files from Google Cloud Storage.

You can do it through the console by going to Cloud Storage > Buckets > Click the bucket you want to download from > Click the file you want to download > Press DOWNLOAD at the top.

Assuming you configured your command line, you can also download files with the following command: 




More info here.


6. How to set up a Google Cloud Account?


The first step is to create an account. After that, the Google Cloud console has an interactive checklist which helps you to set up the account with the minimal set of best practices.


7. How do AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud services compare?

We have a handy table helping you to see the mapping of the services between Cloud providers. You can filter the table with keywords, such as a service type, capability, or product name to find exactly what you are looking for:


8. What kind of data can be stored in Google Cloud Storage?

You can use Google Cloud Storage to store data in Google's cloud. Cloud Storage is typically used to store unstructured data. You can add files of any kind and size, and up to 5 TB each. Find Google Cloud Storage in the left side menu of the Google Cloud Platform Console, under Storage. More info here.


9. How to install Google Cloud SDK?

Depending on your setup, you can choose various  installation methods. All details including a step-by-step guidance can be found here.


10. How to transfer a Firebase project to another account?

To transfer a Firebase project to another account, follow those steps:

  • Select your project in the Firebase Console

  • Click on the gear icon on the top right next to "Project Overview"

  • Click User and Permissions > Add Member

  • Add the new account as "Owner"


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