Scaling a database is hard. Scaling analytical databases is even harder. Google BigQuery offers an analytical database as a service that scales to petabytes of data. It means companies that previously would have needed very large infrastructure and an operational team can now analyze their data with only - and we mean it - a web browser.
As recently announced on the Google Developer's Blog and featured on ReadWriteWeb, Google BigQuery and BIME cut Big Data down to size. The killer combo allows users to create awesome dashboards, processing hundreds of GB of data on the fly, no hard coded SQL queries, everything built with simple drag-&-drop.