What documentation are you talking about? Post a link to what you are referencing ...
More in general: does BigQuery have ODBC or JDBC drivers? Yes
Do these drivers require a license? No (based on a entry in the drivers FAQ)
So it just become a ODBC source like another in the end ...
Looks like Oracle reverted the certification matrix and removed Google BQ from it
We did test using the simba drivers. Got it installed on the server and got iSQL to connect to it. Offline RPD was also able to connect to the BQ datamodel and import metadata
But our roadblock now is that the server still sees the DataDirect drivers and not the Simba Drivers and getting the below error from OBIEE
State: HY000. Code: 10058. [NQODBC] [SQL_STATE: HY000] [nQSError: 10058] A general error has occurred. (HY000)
State: HY000. Code: 12002. [nQSError: 12002] Socket communication error at call=SSL_write: (Number=1) error:1409F07F:SSL routines:SSL3_WRITE_PENDING:bad write retry (HY000)
Yes, the removed the certification a weeks ago (this is the doc: https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocContentDisplay?id=2323361.1 )
If you use 3rd party drivers you maybe have more chances by using an ODBC connection, and OBIEE will not really be aware of what your driver is, it will just speak ODBC with the driver and what happen between the driver and the source isn't an OBIEE problem.
It's just a shame Oracle simply say they are going to remove the certification from the certification matrix instead of fixing the support to make it works ...
PS: didn't try BigQuery, Simba & co at all, just talking from a theoretical point of view
oh i pasted the wrong link
but yes, we got it working but its creating huge /tmp files even for 7000 rows of data and brings down the server. (NOTE:2030248.1 - OBIEE 11g: Queries Using Simba ODBC Driver With Google Big Query Fail With nQSError 16011 ' Unable to read from file buffer.' And Creates Huge Temporary Files)
its actually pretty good if not for it bringing down the system and if oracle actually decides to support it in the future.
we will now test tableau and maybe thats a fitte