BigQuery is a RESTful web service that enables interactive analysis of massive datasets working in conjunction with Google Storage. It is a serverless Software as a Service (SaaS) that may be used complementarily with MapReduce.
Type of site
|Software as a service|
|Launched||May 19, 2010|
In April 2016, European users of the service suffered a 12-hour outage. In May 2016, support was announced for Google Sheets.
BigQuery provides external access to the Dremel technology, a scalable, interactive ad hoc query system for analysis of read-only nested data. BigQuery requires all requests to be authenticated, supporting a number of Google-proprietary mechanisms as well as OAuth.
- Managing data - create and delete tables based on a JSON-encoded schema, import data encoded as CSV or JSON from Google Storage.
- Query - the queries are expressed in a standard SQL dialect and the results are returned in JSON with a maximum reply length of approximately 128 MB, or an unlimited size when large query results are enabled.
- Integration - BigQuery can be used from Google Apps Script (e.g. as a bound script in Google Docs), or any language that can work with its REST API or client libraries.
- Access control - is possible to share datasets with arbitrary individuals, groups, or the world.
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