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This document provides an introduction to BigQuery editions and the features
associated with them.
BigQuery provides three editions (Standard, Enterprise, and
Enterprise Plus) to support different types of workloads. These editions provide
an alternative to existing reservation models. You can choose to use editions
and on-demand models at the same time.
Each edition provides a set of capabilities at a different price point
to match the requirements of different types of customers. You can create a
reservation or a capacity
commitment associated with an edition.
Capacity commitments are not required to purchase slots, but can save on costs. For more information about slots autoscaling, see Introduction to slots
autoscaling. As BigQuery editions is a
property of compute power, not storage, you can query datasets regardless of how
they are stored as long as you are not using a non-matching edition specific
The following table lists the features available in each edition. Features
outside of your edition are blocked or lack functionality.
Edition tiers should not be used to restrict access to specific features, as the
features assigned to each edition could change over time. For example, do not
assign projects to Standard edition reservations just to disable