BigQuery: Data Warehousing with Google?

Uli Bethke Data Warehouse, google

Google has added two new products to their Labs. The first one is BiqQuery, which according to Google allows users to query trillions of records in an SQL dialect via a RESTful web service. If they get their pricing right on this then I can see Google becoming a top player in the data warehousing as a service space. This one could be quite interesting as unlike Hadoop or the other players in the nosql space do not support SQL. Only problem is that there are currently no query tools that will support BigQuery.

The other product they have added is a Prediction API. This one is a machine learning algorithm implemented via a RESTful web service.

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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.

Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.