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Learning Google BigQuery

By : Thirukkumaran Haridass, Mikhail Berlyant, Eric Brown
Book Image

Learning Google BigQuery

By: Thirukkumaran Haridass, Mikhail Berlyant, Eric Brown

Overview of this book

Google BigQuery is a popular cloud data warehouse for large-scale data analytics. This book will serve as a comprehensive guide to mastering BigQuery, and how you can utilize it to quickly and efficiently get useful insights from your Big Data. You will begin with getting a quick overview of the Google Cloud Platform and the various services it supports. Then, you will be introduced to the Google BigQuery API and how it fits within in the framework of GCP. The book covers useful techniques to migrate your existing data from your enterprise to Google BigQuery, as well as readying and optimizing it for analysis. You will perform basic as well as advanced data querying using BigQuery, and connect the results to various third party tools for reporting and visualization purposes such as R and Tableau. If you're looking to implement real-time reporting of your streaming data running in your enterprise, this book will also help you. This book also provides tips, best practices and mistakes to avoid while working with Google BigQuery and services that interact with it. By the time you're done with it, you will have set a solid foundation in working with BigQuery to solve even the trickiest of data problems.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
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Google Cloud and Google BigQuery

gsutil for Google Cloud Storage

gsutil provides options to manage files, folders, and buckets in Google Cloud Storage. The first step in moving your data to Google Cloud and Google BigQuery is to export the data and upload to Google Cloud Storage:

  • Manually via the browser if it is small
  • Automate it for basic scenarios using gsutil, which comes with Google Cloud SDK
  • The third option will be to use the Google Cloud Storage API to perform advanced automation

Before using the gsutil command, make sure that the project and credentials configured in the Google Cloud SDK are pointing to the project and account which you intend to use by typing the following command:

gcloud info

We will now look at the features available with gsutil:

  • To see the list of options provided by gsutil, type the following command:
gsutil help
  • The available commands section shows the command...