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Ask questions to BigQuery and get instant answers through Data QnA

Today, we’re announcing Data QnA, a natural language interface for analytics on BigQuery data, now in private alpha. Data QnA helps enable your business users to get answers to their analytical queries through natural language questions, without burdening business intelligence (BI) teams. This means that a business user like a sales manager can simply ask a question on their company’s dataset, and get results back that same way.

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Building a genomics analysis architecture with Hail, BigQuery, and Dataproc

We hear from our users in the scientific community that having the right technology foundation is essential. The ability to very quickly create entire clusters of genomics processing, where billing can be stopped once you have the results you need, is a powerful tool. It empowers the scientific community to spend more time doing their research and less time fighting for on-prem cluster time and configuring software.

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How Unity analyzes petabytes of data in BigQuery for reporting and ML initiatives

Editor’s note: We’re hearing today from Unity Technologies, which offers a development platform for gaming, architecture, film and other industries. Here, Director of Engineering and Data Sampsa Jaatinen shares valuable insights for modern technology decision makers, whatever industry they’re in.

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Introducing table-level access controls in BigQuery

We’re announcing a key capability to help organizations govern their data in Google Cloud. Our new BigQuery table-level access controls (table ACLs) are an important step that enables you to control your data and share it at an even finer granularity. Table ACLs also bring closer compatibility with other data warehouse systems where the base security primitives include tables—allowing migration of security policies more easily.

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Optimize BigQuery costs with Flex Slots

Google Cloud’s enterprise data warehouse BigQuery offers some flexible pricing options so you can get the most out of your resources. Our recently added Flex Slots can save you money by switching your billing to flat-rate pricing for defined time windows to add maximum efficiency. Flex Slots lets you take advantage of flat-rate pricing when it’s most advantageous, rather than only using on-demand pricing.

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Effectively using BigQuery Reservations

BigQuery has several built-in features and capabilities to help you save on costs, manage spend, and get the most out of your data warehouse resources. In this blog, we’ll dive into Reservations, BigQuery’s platform for cost and workload management. In short, BigQuery Reservations enables you to: Quickly purchase and deploy BigQuery slots Assign slots to various parts of your organization