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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

Roles and permissions

The following topic covers the roles and permissions to be granted in Google Cloud projects to access BigQuery data and do various operations in BigQuery.

BigQuery provides the following predefined roles that can be assigned to users. A user can be assigned to multiple roles in the same project, and the permission in such cases will be a union of all permissions from all assigned roles. Service accounts can also be added to these roles:

  • BigQuery Data Viewer: This is the most basic level of permission that can be granted to users. Users who are granted this permission can only see the projects, datasets in the project, tables in the project, and information about the tables such as schema, number of rows, or when it was created and modified. Users can see sample rows from the table using the preview option. Users who have been assigned this role cannot...