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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

Accessing Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery can be accessed via browser, command line, Google Cloud SDK, and BigQuery API.

Google has REST APIs for almost all of the services offered on Google Cloud. These APIs are technology neutral and can be consumed by programming languages that support REST API calls or HTTPS requests. These REST APIs use the OAuth 2.0 protocol for the authentication mechanism and authorization to use specified services in specified modes. To authenticate and access Google Cloud services via OAuth, an application needs to implement the following methods:

  • Download the OAuth credentials for Google Cloud from the cloud console, using it in the application to authenticate.
  • Get the access token by specifying the services to use and the permissions needed to use them in your application. These permissions must already be set for the credentials via cloud console...