BigLake API

The BigLake API provides access to BigLake Metastore, a serverless, fully managed, and highly available metastore for open-source data that can be used for querying Apache Iceberg tables in BigQuery.


To call this service, we recommend that you use the Google-provided client libraries. If your application needs to use your own libraries to call this service, use the following information when you make the API requests.

Discovery document

A Discovery Document is a machine-readable specification for describing and consuming REST APIs. It is used to build client libraries, IDE plugins, and other tools that interact with Google APIs. One service may provide multiple discovery documents. This service provides the following discovery documents:

Service endpoint

A service endpoint is a base URL that specifies the network address of an API service. One service might have multiple service endpoints. This service has the following service endpoint and all URIs below are relative to this service endpoint:


REST Resource: v1alpha1.projects.locations.catalogs

create POST /v1alpha1/{parent=projects/*/locations/*}/catalogs
Creates a new catalog.
delete DELETE /v1alpha1/{name=projects/*/locations/*/catalogs/*}
Deletes an existing catalog specified by the catalog ID.
get GET /v1alpha1/{name=projects/*/locations/*/catalogs/*}
Gets the catalog specified by the resource name.
list GET /v1alpha1/{parent=projects/*/locations/*}/catalogs
List all catalogs in a specified project.

REST Resource: v1alpha1.projects.locations.catalogs.databases

create POST /v1alpha1/{parent=projects/*/locations/*/catalogs/*}/databases
Creates a new database.