Google BigQuery Public Datasets

A public dataset is any dataset that is stored in BigQuery and made available to the general public. This page lists a special group of public datasets that Google BigQuery hosts for you to access and integrate into your applications. Google pays for the storage of these data sets and provides public access to the data via BigQuery. You pay only for the queries that you perform on the data (the first 1 TB per month is free, subject to query pricing details).

Public datasets hosted by BigQuery

How to query public data sets using BigQuery

BigQuery is a fully managed data warehouse and analytics platform. The public datasets listed on this page are available for you to analyze using SQL queries. You can access BigQuery public data sets using the web UI the command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API using a variety of client libraries such as Java, .NET, or Python.

The first terabyte of data processed per month is free, so you can start querying datasets without enabling billing. To get started running some sample queries, select or create a project and then run the example queries on the NOAA GSOD weather dataset.

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform Console project.
  2. Go to the NOAA GSOD dataset in the BigQuery Web UI.
    Go to NOAA GSOD dataset
  3. Click the COMPOSE QUERY button.
  4. Copy and paste the SQL examples on the NOAA GSOD page.

Other Public Datasets

There are many other public datasets available for you to query, some of which are also hosted by Google, but many more that are hosted by third parties. You can share any of your datasets with the public by changing the sharing permissions associated with your dataset. For more information about sharing datasets, see Access Control.

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