Google BigQuery

A fast, highly scalable, cost-effective and fully-managed enterprise data warehouse for analytics at any scale

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BigQuery is Google's serverless, highly scalable, low cost enterprise data warehouse designed to make all your data analysts productive. Because there is no infrastructure to manage, you can focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights using familiar SQL and you don't need a database administrator. BigQuery enables you to analyze all your data by creating a logical data warehouse over managed, columnar storage as well as data from object storage, and spreadsheets. BigQuery makes it easy to securely share insights within your organization and beyond as datasets, queries, spreadsheets and reports. BigQuery allows organizations to capture and analyze data in real-time using its powerful streaming ingestion capability so that your insights are always current. BigQuery is free for up to 1TB of data analyzed each month and 10GB of data stored.

Get up and running fast

Set up your data warehouse in seconds and start to query your data immediately. Google BigQuery runs blazing-fast SQL queries on gigabytes to petabytes of data and makes it easy to join public or commercial datasets with your data. Eliminate the time-consuming work of provisioning infrastructure and reduce your downtime with a serverless infrastructure that handles all ongoing maintenance, including patches and upgrades. Google BigQuery uses familiar ANSI-compliant SQL and provides ODBC and JDBC drivers to make integration with your data fast and easy.

Get up and running fast

Scale seamlessly

Remove the headache of planning for data warehouse capacity and reach for infinity with elastic capacity scaling that has no limit. Google BigQuery meets the challenges of real-time analytics by leveraging Google’s serverless infrastructure that uses automatic scaling and high-performance streaming ingestion to load data. BigQuery’s managed columnar storage, massively parallel execution and automatic performance optimizations make it possible for all your users to quickly and simultaneously analyze data regardless of the number of users or the size of the data.

Scale seamlessly

Accelerate your insights with powerful analysis

Get insights from your data faster without needing to copy or move it. Google BigQuery gives you full view of all your data by seamlessly querying data stored in BigQuery’s managed columnar storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Bigtable, Google Sheets and Google Drive. BigQuery integrates with existing ETL tools like Informatica and Talend to enrich the data you already use. BigQuery supports popular BI tools like Tableau, MicroStrategy, Looker, Google DataStudio out of the box, so anyone can easily create stunning reports and dashboards. Automatically ingest and visualize Google Ads and marketing data using BigQuery Data Transfer Service to set-up a high-powered marketing data warehouse in just a few clicks.

Accelerate your insights with powerful analysis

Protect your business data and investments

Experience unmatched performance, security and functionality for a cost that fits your budget. Google BigQuery eliminates the data operations burden by providing automatic data replication for disaster recovery and high-availability of processing for no additional charge. Google BigQuery offers a 99.9% SLA and adheres to US-EU safe harbor agreements. BigQuery makes it easy to maintain strong security with fine-grained identity and access management control. BigQuery data is always encrypted, at rest and in transit.

Protect your business data and investments

BigQuery Features

A fast, highly scalable, cost-effective and fully-managed enterprise data warehouse for analytics at any scale.

Serverless data warehousing gives you the resources you need, when you need them. With BigQuery, you can focus on your data and analysis, rather than operating and sizing computing resources.
Real time analytics
BigQuery’s high-speed streaming insertion API provides a powerful foundation for real-time analytics. BigQuery allows you to analyze what’s happening now by making your latest business data immediately available for analysis.
Automatic High Availability
Free data and compute replication in multiple locations means your data is available for query even in the case of extreme failure modes. BigQuery transparently and automatically provides durable, replicated storage and high-availability with no extra charge and no additional setup.
Standard SQL
BigQuery supports a standard SQL dialect which is ANSI:2011 compliant, reducing the need for code rewrite and allowing you to take advantage of advanced SQL features. BigQuery provides free ODBC and JDBC drivers to ensure your current applications can interact with BigQuery’s powerful engine.
Federated query and logical data warehousing
BigQuery breaks down data silos so you can analyze all your data assets from one place. Through powerful federated query, BigQuery can process data in object storage(Cloud Storage), transactional databases(Cloud Bigtable), or spreadsheets in Google Drive -- all without duplicating data. One tool lets you query all your data sources.
Storage and Compute separation
BigQuery provides you fine grained control of cost and access. With BigQuery’s separated storage and compute, you can pay only for the resources you use. You have the option to choose the storage and processing solutions that make sense for your business, and control access for each.
Automatic backup and easy restore
BigQuery automatically replicates data and keeps a 7-day history of changes, reducing worries about unexpected data changes. This allows you to easily restore and compare data from different times.
Data Transfer Service
BigQuery makes it easy to get started with data warehousing, even if your data is in a SaaS application. The BigQuery Data Transfer Service automatically transfers data from external data sources like DoubleClick, AdWords, YouTube to Google BigQuery on scheduled and fully-managed basis.
Big Data ecosystem integration
With Cloud Dataproc and Cloud Dataflow, BigQuery provides integration with the Apache Big Data ecosystem, allowing existing Hadoop/Spark, and Beam workloads to read or write data directly from BigQuery. BigQuery allows you to get the most out of structured data by making it easy to analyze in SQL and easy to integrate with your existing Big Data jobs, so you don’t have to throw away the work you’ve already done.
Petabyte scale
BigQuery is fast and easy to use on data of any size. With BigQuery you’ll get great performance on your data, while knowing you can scale seamlessly to store and analyze petabytes more without having to buy more capacity.
Flexible pricing models
BigQuery enables you to choose the pricing model that best suits you. On-demand pricing lets you pay only for the storage and compute that you use. Flat-rate Pricing enables high-volume users or enterprises to choose a stable monthly cost for analysis. For more information, see BigQuery Pricing.
Data Encryption and Security
You have full control over who has access to the data stored in Google BigQuery. BigQuery makes it easy to maintain strong security with fine-grained identity and access management with Google Cloud IAM, and your data is always encrypted at rest and in transit.
Data Locality
You have the option to store your BigQuery data in US and European locations while continuing to benefit from a fully managed service. BigQuery gives you the option of geographic data control, without having the headaches of setting up and managing clusters and other computing resources in-region.
Foundation for AI
BigQuery provides a flexible, powerful foundation for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. BigQuery provides integration with CloudML Engine and TensorFlow to train powerful models on structured data. Moreover, BigQuery’s ability to transform and analyze data helps you get your data in shape for Machine Learning.
Flexible Data Ingestion
Load your data from Google Cloud Storage or Google Cloud Datastore backups, or stream it into BigQuery at thousands of rows per second to enable real-time analysis of your data. Use familiar data integration tools like Informatica, Talend and others out of the box.
Data Governance
BigQuery provides fine-grained access controls on data and role-based control on API through integration with Google Cloud IAM. With BigQuery and Cloud IAM, you can be sure your data is safe from unauthorized access.
Programmatic interaction
BigQuery provides a REST API for easy programmatic access and application integration. To enable programmers of all types, BigQuery offers client libraries in Java, Python, Node.js, C#, Go, Ruby, and PHP. Business users can use Google AppScript to access BigQuery from Google Sheets.
Rich monitoring and logging with Stackdriver
BigQuery provides rich monitoring, logging and alerting through Stackdriver Audit Logs. BigQuery resources can be monitored at a glance, and BigQuery can serve as a repository for logs from any application or service using Stackdriver Logging.
Cost Controls
BigQuery provides cost control mechanisms that enable you to cap your daily costs. Click here for more information on cost controls.

BigQuery Solutions and Use Cases

Real-time inventory management system
Internet of Things
Large scale events and log analytics
Predictive digital marketing
Data distribution with Commercial Datasets
Public datasets

BigQuery Pricing

BigQuery charges for data storage, streaming inserts, and for querying data, but loading and exporting data are free of charge. For detailed pricing information, please view the pricing guide.

Item Price
Storage $0.02 per GB, per month
$0.01 per GB, per month for long term storage
Streaming Inserts $0.01 per 200 MB
Loading, Copying, or Exporting Data
Metadata Operations
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

When querying data you can choose from two different pricing options:

Feature Price
Pay-as-you-go $5 per TB
First terabyte (1 TB) per month is free*
Flat-rate pricing Starting at $40,000/month for a dedicated reservation of 2,000 slots.
For more information, see Flat-rate pricing.
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

* The first terabyte (1 TB) of data processed with Google BigQuery each month is free.
Note: BigQuery's quota policy applies for these operations.

BigQuery Partners

Google BigQuery unlocks the full potential of data warehousing in the cloud for a broad array of tools and partners. From data integration to analytics, Google Cloud partners have integrated their industry leading tools with BigQuery for loading, transforming and visualizing data, enabling customers to leverage BigQuery’s agility, performance, and ease of use to deliver faster, more powerful insights.

ETL partners

BI & Data Visualization

BigQuery Featured Blogs

How to crunch your business data from Sheets in BigQuery
Dan McClary, Product Manager
Google BigQuery Under the Hood
Jordan Tigani, BigQuery Technical Lead, and Tino Tereshko, BigQuery Technical Program Manager
Think Economics -- Not Features -- When Evaluating Big Data Value
Anatomy of a Google BigQuery query
Jordan Tigani, BigQuery Technical Lead, and Tino Tereshko, BigQuery Technical Program Manager
Google BigQuery continues to define what it means to be fully managed
Tereshko, BigQuery Technical Program Manager
History of massive-scale sorting experiments at Google
Marian Dvorsky, Software Engineer, Google Cloud Platform
Inside Capacitor, BigQuery’s next-generation columnar storage format
Posted by Mosha Pasumansky, Dremel / BigQuery Technical Lead
In-memory query execution in Google BigQuery
Posted by Hossein Ahmadi, BigQuery Technical Lead
Supersize it: how Motorola transformed its data warehousing and analytics with Google Cloud Platform
Posted by Alex Barrett, Editor, Google Cloud Platform Blog

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