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Release Review - Dataproc Stop/Start-able Clusters

In March-2021, Google released1 for General Availability a Dataproc enhancement supporting Stop/Startable Clusters2. This feature allows you to stop an inactive Dataproc cluster, to later be re-started when it is needed again. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this feature, with an aim to better understand its cost implications and to help you determine if it will be helpful to your cost-reduction efforts. Read more →