Google Cloud BI solution

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Business intelligence at Google scale

Go from data to insight to wisdom with a Google Cloud BI solution — a comprehensive suite of data analytics tools from Google and our technology partners that provides flexibility, scalability, collaboration, and advanced analytics, built-in. Not only are your BI workloads backed by the power and scale of BigQuery, they’re accelerated by BigQuery BI Engine, an in-memory analysis service for fast, interactive visual analytics.


Realize modern BI with choice and flexibility

Ensure your BI solution meets everyone where they are and grows with them. The Google Cloud BI solution’s tight integrations between BigQuery, Google Data Studio, and Sheets, and partnerships with familiar BI and ETL vendors translates to choice and flexibility. Use Google or partner tools to ingest any type of data for analysis, then choose how you derive insights. Perform simple calculations in Sheets, visual analytics in Data Studio or a partner tool, or run a complex SQL query in the BigQuery UI. Finally, consumption-based or flat-rate pricing flexibility in BigQuery combined with Data Studio’s no-charge licensing translates to real savings.

Visualize Data

Visualize and explore data, your way

Turn your data into compelling visuals with out-of-the-box, community-built, or your own custom visualizations. Once ready for distribution, drop them into your dashboards, reports, or data stories and get blazing fast insights when they’re connected to both BigQuery, Google’s MPP analytics data warehouse, and to BigQuery BI Engine, an in-memory analysis service with sub-second query response, high concurrency, and smart performance tuning.

Data Driven

Create a collaborative, data-driven culture

Activate data insights at all levels in your business to foster a highly collaborative culture of data-driven decision making. With the Sheets and Data Studio sharing model, teams can instantly start collaborating in real time, over big data. Interactive data stories that inspire action are a breeze to create and publish by anyone. Besides embedding dashboards and reports into internal apps or websites, developers can securely embed analytics into their customer-facing apps.

Predictive Analytics

Empower your team with predictive analytics

Empower analysts fluent in SQL to seamlessly transition from descriptive to predictive analytics. Using Cloud Dataprep, you can visually prepare your data for ML projects. With BigQuery ML, you can use familiar SQL to build and train machine learning models over large datasets in BigQuery without needing to move it. Further empowering those with SQL fluency, BigQuery GIS provides support for geospatial data types and functions within BigQuery. You can now analyze and operate on any data with spatial attributes and easily visualize results on a map.

Google Cloud BI solution architecture

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BigQuery BI Engine (beta)

BigQuery BI Engine is a blazing-fast, in-memory analysis service for BigQuery that allows users to analyze large and complex datasets interactively with sub-second query response time and with high concurrency. BigQuery BI Engine seamlessly integrates with familiar tools like Data Studio, Looker,* and Sheets* to accelerate data exploration and analysis.

  • Enable real-time dashboarding over streaming or static data with sub-second query response and with high concurrency
  • Simplify BI architecture and accelerate time to insight by reducing additional ETL or BI server management
  • Optimize visual analytics over big datasets with automatic performance tuning and capacity flexibility
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*Partner BI and Google Sheets product integrations are forthcoming.

Our customers

AirAsia is highly data-driven and agile, which among other things means everyone needs to be able to answer and respond to questions fast – no matter how big the question is or how big the data is. Using BigQuery BI Engine and Data Studio our users and analysts are able to drill down, filter, and explore data at a faster pace. Plus, since the data never leaves BigQuery they can share their dashboards and reports broadly without worrying about performance or security.

–Nikunj Shanti, Chief Product Officer, AirAsia

Industry recognition

Google is named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA)

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For this Magic Quadrant, Gartner has acknowledged the positive market traction Google BigQuery has seen over the last year, including an increase in customer inquiries, strong technical capabilities, and our fast-growing partner ecosystem of service providers and tech partners. Google is honored that Gartner identifies Google as one of the Leaders in this market.

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Dresner names Google an Overall Leader in 2019 analytical data infrastructure market study

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"With scores generally above or in line with the overall sample, Google is an Overall Leader in both Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility models. It saw key improvements in consulting and technical support scores versus 2018 and maintains a perfect recommend score."

2019 Wisdom of Crowds® Analytical Data Infrastructure Market Study, Dresner Advisory Services

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