Type of site
|"Infrastructure as a service|
|Launched||May 19, 2010|
BigQuery is a "RESTful "web service that enables interactive analysis of massively large datasets working in conjunction with "Google Storage. It is an Infrastructure as a Service ("IaaS) that may be used complementarily with "MapReduce.
After a limited testing period in 2010, BigQuery was generally available in November 2011 at the Google Atmosphere conference. In 2014, "MapR introduced the "Apache Drill project, which was meant to solve similar problems. In April, 2016, European users of the service suffered a 12-hour outage. In May, 2016, support was announced for "Google Sheets.
BigQuery provides an external access to the "Dremel technology, a scalable, interactive ad hoc query system for analysis of read-only nested data. To use the data in BigQuery, it first must be uploaded to "Google 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.