Monte Carlo on Google Cloud data observability deployment
Important dashboards, machine learning apps, and large language models use data more and more. That means every minute of data downtime when data is wrong, incomplete, or in accessible costs more. Digital advertising platform companies could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars if their data pipeline fails.
Unfortunately, testing cannot predict all data breaks, and keeping track of inconsistencies across your environment would be time-consuming.
Monte Carlo on Google Cloud, a data observability software provider, and Google Cloud can reduce data downtime by using cutting-edge ETL, data warehousing, and data analytics services.Monte Carlo on Google Cloud ‘s data observability helps you detect, resolve, and prevent large-scale data incidents.
Metadata, query logs, and other BigQuery features help structure your data, as well as Looker APIs.
These outcomes are enabled by this reference architecture:
1. Reduce bad data risk and impact: Reducing incidents and improving time-to-resolution reduces the likelihood of reputational, competitive, and financial damage.
2. Improve data adoption, trust, and collaboration: Catching incidents early and communicating during incident management builds trust and adoption. Effective, proactive data SLAs require data quality monitors and dashboards for enforcement and visibility.
3. Decrease data quality time and resources: Studies show data teams spend 30% or more of their workweek on data quality and maintenance tasks rather than data and data infrastructure investment value unlocking. Data teams spend less time scaling data quality monitoring and incident resolution with data observability.
4. Optimize data product performance and cost: Fast data teams build “pipeline debt” over time. Slow data pipelines use excess compute, degrade data quality, and frustrate data consumers who must wait for data, dashboards, and AI models.
Monte Carlo has launched a hybrid-SaaS offering using Google Cloud technologies. Diagram of Google-Cloud-hosted agent and datastore architecture for Monte Carlo on Google Cloud platform integration with BigQuery, Looker, and other data pipeline solutions.
Additional architecture options include deployments where:
MC agent and object storage are hosted in the Monte Carlo on Google Cloud cloud environment, while object storage remains in a Google Cloud Storage bucket.
These deployment options let you choose how much control you want over your MC service connection and agent/collector infrastructure.
The Google-Cloud-hosted agent and datastore option has these features:
Processing and enriching data in BigQuery a serverless and affordable enterprise data platform. Enterprise-scale data can be queried and enriched using SQL. Its scalable, distributed analysis engine queries terabytes in seconds and petabytes in minutes. Integrated ML and BI Engine support simplify data analysis and business insights.
Looker, a business intelligence tool that integrates multiple data sources, lets you visualize data and insights. Looker automates dashboard creation and personalization, turning data into key business metrics. Users can easily add BigQuery projects and datasets as Looker data sources.
Monte Carlo on Google Cloud extracts metadata, logs, and statistics from data warehouses, data lakes, BI, and other ETL tools using an agent and object storage. No record-level data is collected by the agent. Monte Carlo customers may want to sample a small subset of platform records for troubleshooting or root-cause analysis. This sampling data may need to be stored in Google Cloud Storage as an object.
The Terraform Registry infrastructure wrapper lets you deploy the agent in Google Cloud. This launches an agent DockerHub image on Cloud Run and a data sampling bucket on Cloud Storage. The agent’s stable HTTPS endpoint accesses the internet and authorizes via Cloud IAM.
Implement object storage for Monte Carlo on Google Cloud sampling data – Monte Carlo customers may need to sample a small subset of platform records for troubleshooting or root-cause analysis. They may want or need sampling data in their clouds, whether or not they deploy and manage the Monte Carlo agent. The Terraform Registry provides the infrastructure wrapper to generate resources.
Combine Monte Carlo and BigQuery After deploying the agent and connecting, you create a read-only service account with the right permissions and provide the service credentials via the Monte Carlo onboarding wizard. Monte Carlo on Google Cloud automatically detects incidents and displays end-to-end data lineage within days of deployment without configuration by parsing BigQuery metadata and query logs.
You can easily integrate Looker and Looker Git (formerly LookML code repository) to allow Monte Carlo to map dependencies between Looker objects and other components of your modern data stack. Create an API key on Looker to let Monte Carlo access metadata on Dashboards, Looks, and other Looker Objects. Private/public keys provide more control and connectivity, while HTTPS is recommended if you have many repos to connect to MC.
Combine Monte Carlo with Cloud Composer and Dataplex The Monte Carlo on Google Cloud agent can improve data reliability and observability across your Google Cloud data ecosystem by integrating with Cloud Composer and Cloud Dataplex. Monte Carlo with Cloud Composer and Cloud Dataplex improves data observability, incident detection, and root-cause analysis. Teams can maintain data quality and reliability in complex, multi-faceted Google Cloud data environments with this integration.
Include Monte Carlo on Google Cloud and other ETL tools To manage the data lifecycle, organizations’ data platforms often include ingestion, orchestration, transformation, discovery/access, visualization, and more. Some companies use multiple solutions in the same category, depending on size. Some companies store and process data in Google Cloud ETL tools besides BigQuery. Most integrations require a simple API key or service account to connect to your Google-Cloud-hosted Monte Carlo agent. Monte Carlo’s documentation details a specific integration.
As data downtime becomes more critical, Monte Carlo on Google Cloud data observability provides a valuable solution. By using advanced Google Cloud services and Monte Carlo’s observability capabilities, organizations can reduce bad data risks and improve data landscape trust, collaboration, and efficiency. BigQuery, Looker, and Monte Carlo’s architecture work together to improve data quality and performance while saving time and resources on data maintenance.
Monte Carlo integration with Google Cloud can improve data management and reduce downtime. Start by assessing your data setup and finding ways Monte Carlo’s observability can improve it immediately. Remember, data’s full potential requires proactive management.