Before you begin

To use BigQuery with SegmentStream you need an active billing account so that you’ll be able to use Google Cloud Platform resources.

Free Tier Google Cloud accounts don’t support some BigQuery services which are required for SegmentStream Data Import.

Upgrading Free Tier account

On the main page of Google Cloud Platform in the header click Activate and choose Upgrade in the pop-up window: Upgrading BigQuery account More information on upgrading your account can be found here.

Checking billing account status

If you don’t have Activate button in the navigation bar, check that you have an active billing account with a valid payment method:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Billing page ▸
  2. Check that you have at least one billing account with active status. Account with active status
  3. Click on the account name and follow instructions to set the status to active if it is different. Click on the account name

  4. Validate your payment info (1) and check that you don’t have any critical (red) billing health check issues (2). Check billing status

If you experience an issue with setting up a billing account consult the documentation on billing accounts.

What’s next:

This document was last updated on April 29, 2020. If you notice any gaps, outdated information or simply want to leave some feedback to help us improve our documentation, please let us know!