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Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery is a web service that enables interactive analysis of large datasets and works in conjunction with Google Storage. It’s an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that may be used complementarily with MapReduce.

Google BigQuery solves the issue of querying massive datasets in a time-consuming and expensive way. It enables quick, SQL-like queries against append-only tablets, using the processing power of Google’s infrastructure. Users can control access to both the project and the data based on the business’s needs.

The program assists in helping protect data with its replicated storage strategy. All data is encrypted both in-flight and at rest and can be protected with strong access control lists (ACLs) that can be configured and controlled. Google BigQuery also enables users to access, save, and share complex datasets, and allows users to set limits and specify what permissions others have on the dataset.