Storing and querying massive datasets can be time consuming and expensive without the right hardware and infrastructure. BigQuery is an enterprise data warehouse that solves this problem by enabling super-fast SQL queries using the processing power of Google's infrastructure. Simply move your data into BigQuery and let us handle the hard work. You can control access to both the project and your data based on your business needs, such as giving others the ability to view or query your data.
You can access BigQuery by using the GCP Console or the classic web UI, by using a command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API using a variety of client libraries such as Java, .NET, or Python. There are also a variety of third-party tools that you can use to interact with BigQuery, such as visualizing the data or loading the data.
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Valliappa Lakshmanan, tech lead for Google Cloud Platform, and Jordan Tigani, director of product management for the BigQuery team, co-authored a book about BigQuery that includes an end-to-end walkthrough on how to use the service and a deep dive of how it works. Read an early-access version online at O'Reilly or pre-order through Amazon.