Google's BigQuery API facilitates the querying of large data sets. Using Google's significant processing power, BigQuery uses SQL-like commands to query and manage data in append-only tables. Use this SDK to interface with the API using Java. See the project page for information on installing the Java client, access to the JavaDoc for BigQuery, and a sample API engine. Google's Java SDK is supported in the following environments: Java 5 or higher, Android 1.5, and Google App Engine.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
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