Using BigQuery Administrator for real-time monitoringUsing BigQuery Administrator for real-time monitoringProduct Manager, BigQuerySoftware Engineer

When doing analytics at scale with BigQuery, understanding what is happening and being able to take action in real-time is critical. To that end, we are happy to announce Resource Charts for BigQuery Administrator. Resources Charts provide a native, out-of-the-box experience for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting of your BigQuery environments. Resource Charts make it easy to understand your historical patterns across slot consumption, job concurrency and job performance, allowing you to take actions to ensure your BigQuery environment continues to run smoothly. 

Specifically, it can help you:

  • Determine how your resources are being consumed across several dimensions like projects, reservations and users, so you can take remediating actions like pausing a troublesome query. 

  • Manage capacity by allowing you to understand how your resources are being consumed over time and helping you optimize your BigQuery environment’s slot capacity.

Taking Resource Charts for a spin

Let’s say you start the morning with a hot coffee in hand and suddenly several colleagues complain their queries are running slower than expected. You open up Resource Charts and immediately see there was a spike in slot usage. But, what caused the spike? You zoom into the time range when the spike happened and group by different dimensions.