OCF Connector for Google BigQuery Release Notes

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

January 24, 2024

Google BigQuery OCF Connector: Version 1.3.0

Compatible Alation Version - 2023.1 or higher


With Alation version 2023.3.4 and Google BigQuery OCF connector version 1.3.0, Alation has introduced an enhanced user interface for configuring the Google BigQuery data source settings.


The connector version is compatible with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4. However, you will view the old user interface with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4.

The documentation for the new Google BigQuery experience is available at : Google BigQuery OCF Connector

The enhanced user interface provides the following features:

Better User Experience

The enhanced Google BigQuery user interface provides better navigation and multiple visual cues, making it easy to configure and manage Google BigQuery data source.

Easy to Connect

The Google BigQuery user interface now provides a step-by-step process to connect to your Google BigQuery data source easily and quickly.

Additional Error-Prevention Checks

The Google BigQuery user interface now includes added checks to avoid obvious configuration mistakes. The user interface also includes text to assist and provide cues while configuring.

Detailed Error Reports and Troubleshooting Support

The improved Google BigQuery user interface makes troubleshooting easier for metadata extraction and query log ingestion, as you can now have a detailed error report for both processes. The report contains a detailed error description and steps to resolve the issue.

December 06, 2023

Google BigQuery OCF Connector: Version 1.2.3

Compatible Alation Version - 2022.3 (Patch version: 13.4.7) or higher


Google BigQuery Connector Uses Service Account During Sampling

Google BigQuery Connector now uses a service account while performing dynamic sampling with OAuth setup using the Compose tab.