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Jobs (BigQuery)

From the Jobs tab, you can access comprehensive information about all the jobs linked to Unravel-monitored projects. You can quickly list the necessary job details if you have a specific job ID. Alternatively, you can use various filters to narrow down and find a specific job from any of the following tabs. Refer to Filtering BigQuery jobs.

  • All: All the jobs are listed, regardless of the status.

  • Running: All the applications in running status are listed.

  • Inefficient: All the applications with inefficient events during their run are listed.

The filters can vary for each of these tabs. For instance, you can only filter the Inefficient list of jobs by the Insights filter. You can also click bigquery-unravel-jobs-include-unravel-jobs.png in the All and Running tabs to include Unravel's BigQuery jobs to get data about BigQuery usage.

You can also choose to compare two job runs, identify the problems with the job run that has discrepancies, and then resolve those issues. Refer to Comparing BigQuery jobs.

Filtering BigQuery jobs

You can easily filter the jobs from any options on the left panel. Do the following to filter jobs:

  1. On the Unravel UI, click Jobs.

  2. Select any of the following filters from the left panel. The Jobs are listed on the right based on the filter selections.

    The total number of jobs that meet the filtering criteria is shown at the top of the filtered list, along with the date and time when the filter was last updated.




    Creation time

    Filters the jobs that are started in the specified period. These can be in the 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, one day, seven days, 14 days, 30 days. You can also specify your custom date range to filter jobs.



    Select the tags to filter jobs. Click in the Tags > Select box, and the list of available tags is displayed for selection.



    Select an insight. The jobs attached to the selected insight are displayed.



    Select a status. The options are All, Done, Running , and Failed.


    Billed bytes

    Use the sliders to set the minimum and maximum values for the billed bytes. The jobs that fall in that range are listed.


    Slot time consumed

    Use the sliders to set the minimum and maximum values for the slot time consumed. The jobs that fall in that range are listed.



    Select users to filter the jobs.



    Select the BigQuery project to filter the jobs.



    Select the duration of the job run to filter the jobs.



    Select the job type, for example, Query or Load, to filter the jobs.


    A table with the following columns shows the filtered list of jobs.


    • All the columns in the queries list table can be sorted in ascending and descending order.

    • Specify a keyword in the search-icon.png search box, and the queries matching the keyword are immediately listed.

    • Click download.png to download the job list in a CSV format.

    • From display-no-of-items-per-page.png, you can select the number of query items that you want to be listed on a page. This can be 10, 15, 25, 50 and 100.

    • Use the paginationpagination.png to move to any of the pages in the job list table.

    Job list columns



    Checkboxes are provided in this column to choose two jobs for comparison. Refer to Comparing BigQuery Jobs for more details.

    Job ID

    The job ID is listed. You can click the link of a job ID to view the job details page for that job.


    The query statement is listed.


    An icon insights-icon.png is displayed corresponding to the job ID that has an insight. Click the Job ID


    The type of the job is listed—for example, Query or Load type.

    Billed bytes

    The bytes billed for a job are listed.

    Slot time consumed

    The slot time consumed for a job is listed.


    The users who run the job are listed.


    The projects in which the jobs are run are listed.

    Creation time

    The start time of a job is listed.

    End time

    The end time of a job is listed.


    The duration for which a job has run is listed.

    Same statement jobs

    Click the Same statement jobs link to view a list of jobs running the same query statement as the selected job. The job from where you clicked the link is marked as Current.


Comparing BigQuery jobs

Use the compare jobs feature within the Job section to ensure the smooth execution of your jobs while meeting SLAs. For instance, if you get an alert informing you that one of your jobs is taking longer to complete, you can compare the job with another job to figure out the underlying issue and resolve it. In such cases, you can compare the current run with a previous one with a typical duration.

This comparison reveals the discrepancies and differences with the recent run—for example, data skew or significantly larger data inputs. Once you identify the issue, you can make the necessary adjustments.


At a time, you can compare only two jobs, the current one with another.

To compare BigQuery jobs, do the following:

  1. On the Unravel UI, click Jobs.

  2. Select any two jobs from the Jobs table and click the Compare Jobs > Compare button on the lower right.


    The Compare jobs page displays the differences because the Show differences toggle is turned on by default. You can turn off the Show differences toggle to check all the job details other than the differences.

  3. You can compare the following aspects of the jobs:

    • Job details

    • Project

    • Insights

    • Dataset

    • Data - Sources

    • Table

    • Tags

    • Errors

    • Metrics



    • Click the View job link to view the job details page of that specific job.

    • Click any links in the upper right section to jump to that specific section and view the comparison details.

    • Use the Show differences toggle to showcase only the differences between the two jobs or to view all the details.


Alternatively, you can also compare jobs from the Job details page. Refer to BigQuery job details page > Compare jobs.