BigQuery is a serverless, cost-effective and multicloud data warehouse designed to help you turn big data into valuable business insights.
See the official BigQuery site for details and documentation.
- Head over to cloud.google.com/bigquery
- Click "Try BigQuery free" or "Go to console", depending on whether you've already signed up for Google Cloud
- If you haven't already signed up for Google Cloud Platform, follow the steps to sign up.
Important: You must provide a credit card to use Google Cloud Platform. However, BigQuery has a pretty generous free tier which won't be exceeded by the following practice problems.
BigQuery charges for data storage and processing (details). However, it has a generous free tier that lets you store up to 10GB of data and process up to 1TB of data per month. If you exceed these limits, you will be charged (~$0.02 per GB of storage and $0.005 per GB of data processed, as of July 2022).