Part 1 of a series on using Google Cloud Platform's BiqQuery API to work with large public datasets
BigQuery, one of the many services available on Google Cloud Platform, is an enterprise data warehouse which lets you perform fast queries on very large datasets using Google's infrastructure. You can get started using it free of charge with one of the many publicly available datasets build into GCP.
In this installment, we'll take a look at setup and basic usage. I put together a jupyter notebook to demonstrate. The 'Open in Colab' link will take you to the Colaboratory interactive version which will run in your browser. You might also need to use that link if the Gist embed below isn't working (notebook embeds have been occasionally acting up on Gist lately).
See the GitHub repo for all of the notebooks in this series.