BigQuery arrives in the London region, with more regions to comeBigQuery arrives in the London region, with more regions to comeDirector Product Management

With regional availability, customers can run BigQuery workloads in the same Google Cloud regions they already use for storage, compute, and machine learning, to meet their specific needs.

Monzo, one of the United Kingdom’s leading challenger banks, uses BigQuery for simple and scalable business analytics with minimal maintenance.

“BigQuery has massively streamlined our ability to provision analytics across data science and product teams. In terms of query speed and scope, BigQuery is significantly better than other platforms I’ve used in the past,” says Dimitri Masin, Monzo’s Head of Data. “We’re pleased to see BigQuery’s regional availability in London and the expanded options it offers customers.”

An expanding ecosystem

BigQuery’s rapidly growing partner ecosystem already supports BigQuery’s regional availability, and this includes visualization partners like Tableau, Looker, Qlik, and ChartIO, as well as data ingestion solutions such as Striim, Treasure Data and Embulk. BigQuery regional availability is also supported by other Google Cloud products like Dataflow, Dataproc and Data Studio. Additionally, the BigQuery JDBC/ODBC drivers have been updated so that customers who use BigQuery via any driver-based tool can use BigQuery in-region.

For more information on BigQuery regional availability, visit our website. And to get started using BigQuery in our new regions, read our documentation on working with Dataset Locations.