Google BigQuery is good alternative as a big data warehouse. According to Google, it’s suitable for analytics / transaction data store. If you are still unsure about which platform to use for your data warehousing, here are some comparisons:
- Google BigQuery vs Amazon Redshift
- Options of data storage on Google Cloud Platform
- You can also get basic ideas of its functions using the web console
Once you decided that BigQuery is your choice, in most cases, you will use its API to automate your data store process. This tutorial intends to give you a quick start of using BigQuery API in PHP. Following the steps you would be able to create tables and insert data into BigQuery.