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An Overview of Google BigQuery Pricing Changes

Jeremy Pries gets out the checkbook:

Google has announced that a new tiered pricing model for Google BigQuery will come into effect in July. If your organization is already a BigQuery customer or you’re considering it as a data warehouse option, here’s what you need to know about the new pricing structure.

As of July 5, 2023, BigQuery will come with three pricing tiers: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Customers will have the ability to mix and match these editions to suit various workloads.

Read on for what this means and ways you can hope to save some money as a result of the licensing changes. I’m slightly pessimistic about it—only slightly because I’m quite ignorant of BigQuery pricing to begin with, but more than zero pessimism because companies often don’t change licensing terms with the intent of users paying them less.