What is BigQuery?
BigQuery is a web service from Google that is used to process or analyze big data. It is part of the Google Cloud Platform. As a data analysis service for NoOps (no operations), BigQuery enables users to manage data using fast, SQL-like queries for real-time analysis.
BigQuery is considered an example of infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This tool can be used with Apache Hadoop or other frameworks used to process large amounts of data. BigQuery also offers a REST API that uses the Representational State Transfer (REST) model for open and transparent collaboration.
Using data in BigQuery means that the data must first be uploaded to Google Storage. BigQuery has an API that integrates this process with data analysis. BigQuery is compatible with SQL queries and can be used with Google Apps Script, Google Spreadsheets, and other Google services.