Prepare your Google Cloud Project

Complete this step-by-step setup guide to make sure your Google BigQuery data warehouse is ready to be connected to SegmentStream.

Before you begin

You should have an existing Google account.

1. Create a Google Cloud Platform account

BigQuery is a part of Google Cloud Platform. To use BigQuery you need to have a Google Cloud Platform account.
  1. Navigate to the Google Cloud Platform page ▸
  1. Click Get started for free.
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  1. Log in to your Google Account.
  1. Fill in the registration form. Provide valid payment details - it’s important, as you need an account with an active payment method to use BigQuery with SegmentStream.

2. Set up a billing account

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 to use SegmentStream.

Upgrading a Free Tier account

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

Checking billing account status

If you don’t have an Upgrade 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 ▸
  1. Check that you have at least one billing account with active status.
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  1. Click on the account name and follow instructions to set the status to active if it is different.
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  1. Validate your payment info (1) and check that you don’t have any critical (red) billing health check issues (2).
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If you experience an issue with setting up a billing account consult the documentation on billing accounts.

3. Create a Google Cloud project

  1. Navigate to the Manage resources page in the Google Cloud console.
  1. On the Select organisation drop-down list at the top of the page, select the organisation resource in which you want to create a project. If you are a free trial user, skip this step, as this list does not appear.
  1. Click Create Project.
  1. In the New Project window that appears, enter a project name and select a billing account as applicable.
  1. Enter the parent organisation or folder resource in the Location box. That resource will be the hierarchical parent of the new project. If No organisation is an option, you can select it to create your new project as the top level of its own resource hierarchy.
  1. When you’re finished entering new project details, click Create.

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