The field of data engineering is growing, and demand for certified data engineers is growing even more rapidly. The Google Cloud Data Engineer certification was the top-paying cloud certification of 2021, after the Cloud Architect certification held the distinction for the two preceding years. Given these stats, some questions are likely coming to mind for C2C community members looking into Google Cloud certifications: What’s driving the increase in interest in this field? Is data engineering the right choice for Google Cloud users looking for a new professional challenge? What is data engineering in the first place?
Peak6 Technologies Principal Engineer Dan Sullivan recently joined C2C for a coffee chat to answer these questions and others, including:
- How is data engineering related to software engineering?
- What are DevOps, DataOps, and MLOps?
- What are the different compute and storage options on the Google Cloud Platform?
- What topics are covered in the Professional Data Engineer exam?
Watch a full video of the event below to hear Sullivan’s answers and more questions from members of the C2C community: