When data arrives on Google Cloud Platform, pipelines handle it close to how parts are handled on a production line.
Data Transformation. For example, you can convert the data to another format, converting a captured system signal voltage to a calibrated unit of temperature measurement
Data processing and computation. When integrating data, you can incorporate safeguards, such as averaging data through various devices to prevent relying on a single device, or to ensure that if a single device goes down, you have actionable data. You can apply streaming analytics to data by applying computation to your pipeline when it is still in processing pipeline.
Enriching data. For subsequent analysis, you may combine device-generated data with other device metadata or with other data sets, such as weather or traffic data.
Moving data. The processed data can be stored in one or more final storage locations.