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Simba ODBC Driver with SQL Connector for Google BigQuery 2.2.3
Installation and Configuration Guide

About the Simba ODBC Driver for Google BigQuery for Windows

The Simba ODBC Driver for Google BigQuery enables Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and reporting on data that has been uploaded to Google Storage. The driver complies with the ODBC 3.80 data standard and adds important functionality such as Unicode, as well as 32- and 64-bit support for high-performance computing environments on all platforms.

ODBC is one of the most established and widely supported APIs for connecting to and working with databases. At the heart of the technology is the ODBC driver, which connects an application to the database. For more information about ODBC, see Data Access Standards on the Simba Technologies website: For complete information about the ODBC specification, see the ODBC API Reference from the Microsoft documentation:

The Simba ODBC Driver for Google BigQuery is available for Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, and macOS platforms.


This is the most up-to-date version of the Installation and Configuration Guide, for use with version 2.2.3 of the driver. If you are using an older version of the driver, certain features may not be available and certain settings may behave in unexpected ways. Please consult the PDF version of the Installation and Configuration Guide that was installed with your driver.

The Installation and Configuration Guide is suitable for users who are looking to access BigQuery data from their desktop environment. Application developers might also find the information helpful. Refer to your application for details on connecting via ODBC.


For information about how to use the driver in various BI tools, see the Simba ODBC Drivers Quick Start Guide for Windows: