BigQuery to Parquet in minutes
BigQuery is a serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective data warehouse offered by Google Cloud Platform.
Apache Parquet is an open-source, column-oriented data storage format of the Hadoop ecosystem designed to provide fast querying on large datasets. Parquet is routinely used for creating very highly scaled data lakes that can still be queried. Parquet is similar to other column-storage file formats that are available in Hadoop.
Estuary helps move data from
BigQuery to Parquet in minutes with millisecond latency.
Estuary builds free, open-source connectors to extract data from BigQuery as soon as it arrives, allowing you to replicate that data to various systems for both analytic and operational purposes. BigQuery data can be organized into a data lake or loaded into warehouses, databases, or streaming systems.
Data can then be directed to Parquet using materializations that are also open-source. Connectors have the ability to push data as quicikly as a destination will handle. Parquet likes files that are around 1 GB each. So, if you have high data volumes, Flow can keep your data lake up-to-date in near real-time.