BigQuery is a RESTful web service that enables interactive analysis of massively large datasets working in conjunction with Google Cloud Storage and is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that may be used complementarily with MapReduce.[1]

BigQuery is fully managed, petabyte scale, low cost enterprise data warehouse for analytics. BigQuery is serverless. [2]

BigQuery provides an external access to the Dremel technology, a scalable, interactive Ad Hoc query system for analysis of readOnly nested data.

BigQuery requires the data be uploaded to Google Cloud Storage and in a second step imported using the BigQuery HTTP API.

BigQuery requires all requests to be authenticated, supporting a number of Google-proprietary mechanisms as well as OAuth 2.0.

BigQuery queries are expressed in a standard SQL dialect and the results are returned in JSON.

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  • [#1] - BigQuery - based on information obtained 2017-08-16-
  • [#2] - BigQuery - based on information obtained 2017-08-16-