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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

Cloud Pub/Sub via Google Cloud SDK

This section explains how to create Cloud Pub/Sub topics and subscriptions, and how to send and receive messages using the gcloud utility in the Google Cloud SDK. To get started, update the Google Cloud SDK by running the following command:

gcloud components update

Run the following command to install Cloud Pub/Sub in the Google Cloud SDK. This command will also install additional components that are in the beta release:

gcloud components install beta

Run the following command to choose the right project to execute the commands against. If you just want to verify the project already configured in Google Cloud SDK, run the gcloud init command:

gcloud init

Run the following command to create a topic for the messages to be sent. This command creates a topic in the selected project, and this can be verified in the Cloud Console: