Dev Tier with BigQuery

Get started with the Dev Tier by connecting your preferred cloud data platform. Here, we'll walk through how to connect to Snowflake.


Don't have a BigQuery Account account?

If you don't have a Google BiqQuery account, here's how to create a free trial account with

Signup for

  • Go to
  • Enter your first and last name, email address, and the name of the company you work for.
  • Choose your preferred authorization account.

Step 1: Select BigQuery as your cloud data platform.

  • If your data platform is not available, select Don't see your data platform?.

Step 2: Connect to your data.

For BigQuery, locate and enter your Google Cloud Project Name.

Step 3 : Configure your connection.

  • Once BigQuery is successfully connected, you'll be able to select a Dataset from the dropdown menu.
  • Assign a GCS Bucket or leave this field blank and Ascend will create one for you.
  • Once your choices are made, select Configure.

Step 4: Build your first Data Service with Ascend.

  • Create your first Project and Pipeline name.
  • Select Start building to explore the Ascend platform with your own data or select View Tutorials to start with an Ascend tutorial and publicly available data.