Today Google announced that they have released some big improvements and BigQuery will now be available to “more companies of all sizes”. A service preview was previously offered to a limited number of enterprises and developers. Google’s BigQuery Service is a web service that allows companies to do interactive analysis of massively large datasets. BigQuery also helps developers and businesses tap into powerful data analytics on demand and Google claims it is easy to use.
- A graphical user interface for analysts and developers to rapidly explore massive data through a web application.
- Big improvements for customers accessing the service programmatically through the API. The new REST API lets developers run multiple jobs in the background and manage tables and permissions with more granularity.
- Whether developers use the BigQuery web application or API, users can now write even more powerful queries with JOIN statements. This lets users run queries across multiple data tables, linked by data that tables have in common.
- It will now be easy to manage, secure, and share access to data tables in BigQuery, and export query results to the desktop or to Google Cloud Storage.
For more information visit the Official Google Code blog and you visit BigQuery for more information on features offered by the service.