Google innovates again with a new Sandbox mode that allows you to use BigQuery without a credit card

Google recently announced a new “BigQuery sandbox”. The BigQuery sandbox is a credit-card free option to enable BigQuery. You can now explore both these benefits of BigQuery with no financial commitment whatsoever.

More information here:

Query without a credit card: introducing BigQuery sandbox | Google Cloud Blog


The Google BigQuery sandbox has a few constraints;

  • Up to 1 terabyte per month of query capacity and 10GB of free storage
  • All tables and partitions have a 60-day retention policy, so no long term retention of your data.
  • Some features of BigQuery are not included in the sandbox (DML, Streaming, Data Transfer Service)

Automated, Zero Administration Google BigQuery Data Pipelines

With our zero administration Google BigQuery service, you have the flexibility to batch transfer data or stream event data to BigQuery. Batch data pipelines are perfect for those cases where you want to push files from on-premise systems, database exports or files from third parties. The streaming data pipelines allow you to deliver even level data from web applications, mobile or other services like Zapier directly to Google BigQuery.

You can also leverage our rich catalog of social media, advertising, support, e-commerce, analytics, and other marketing technology categories to send data to Amazon Athena and start querying. It includes 600+ data sources like Google Analytics 360, DoubleClick, Instagram, YouTube, Adobe Analytics, Facebook, Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, HubSpot and many more.

With data in Google BigQuery, you can use your favorite tools for data analysis, visualization, reporting, and analysis like Tableau Software, Looker, standard SQL, and many others. When BigQuery user queries data our service will ensure the simplest, easiest and best experience possible.

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