BigQuery manages the technical aspects of storing your structured data, including compression, encryption, replication, performance tuning, and scaling. BigQuery stores data in the Capacitor columnar data format, and offers the standard database concepts of tables, partitions, columns, and rows.
You can load data into BigQuery storage via:
You can perform the following data operations:
BigQuery also supports querying data that’s not in BigQuery storage. For more information, see Querying external data sources.