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Learning Google BigQuery

By : Thirukkumaran Haridass, Mikhail Berlyant, Eric Brown
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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

The BigQuery interface

The BigQuery web interface looks like the following screenshot displaying the current project and the datasets and tables in that project. The COMPOSE QUERY button will open the panel to type the query as shown in the following screenshot:

Data can be inserted, queried, updated, and deleted via the BigQuery API or the Google BigQuery web interface. This section will cover creating and inserting data via the BigQuery web interface. The BigQuery web interface is useful as it provides some tools for manipulation and debugging not seen in most SQL development environments. The interface has tools for error checking, job history, job status, query history, as well as other things. There is no need to deal with confusing database connection settings as the user's Google login information acts as the connection credentials.