Need a better way to handle all that customer and marketing data in HubSpot. Transfer it to BigQuery. Simple! Want to know how?

This article will explain how you can transfer your HubSpot data into Google BigQuery through various means, be it HubSpot’s API or an automated ETL tool like Hevo Data, which does it effectively and efficiently, ensuring the process runs smoothly.

What is HubSpot?

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HubSpot is an excellent cloud-based platform for blending different business functions like sales, marketing, support, etc. It features five different hubs: service, Operations, CRM, Marketing, and CMS. The marketing hub is used for campaign automation and lead generation, while the sales hub assists in automating sales pipelines, giving an overview of all contacts at a glance. It’s also an excellent way to include a knowledge base, generate feedback from the consumer, and construct interactive support pages.

What is BigQuery?

Google BigQuery logo

Google BigQuery is a fully managed and serverless enterprise cloud data warehouse. It uses Dremel technology, which transforms SQL queries into tree structures. BigQuery provides an outstanding query performance owing to its column-based storage system. BigQuery offers multiple features—one is the built-in BigQuery Data Transfer Service, which moves data automatically, while another is BigQuery ML, which runs machine learning models. BigQuery GIS enables geospatial analysis, while the fast query processing is enabled by BigQuery BI Engine, rendering it a powerful tool for any data analysis task.

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Need to Move Data from HubSpot to BigQuery

  • Moving HubSpot data to BigQuery creates a single source of truth that aggregates information to deliver accurate analysis. Therefore, you can promptly understand customers’ behavior and improve your decision-making concerning business operations.
  • BigQuery can manage huge amounts of data with ease. If there is a need for your business expansion and the production of data increases, BigQuery will be there, making it easy for you.
  • BigQuery, built on Google Cloud, has robust security features like auditing, access controls, and data encryption. User data is kept securely and compliant with the rules, thus making it safe for you.
  • BigQuery’s flexible pricing model can lead to major cost savings compared to having an on-premise data warehouse you pay to maintain.

Here’s a list of the data that you can move from HubSpot to BigQuery:

  • Activity data (clicks, views, opens, URL redirects, etc.)
  • Calls-to-action (CTA) analytics
  • Contact lists
  • CRM data
  • Customer feedback
  • Form submission data
  • Marketing emails
  • Sales data


When moving your HubSpot data to BigQuery manually, make sure you have the following set up:

  • An account with billing enabled on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Admin access to a HubSpot account.
  • You have the Google Cloud CLI installed.
  • Connect your Google Cloud project to the Google Cloud SDK.
  • Activate the Google Cloud BigQuery API.
  • Make sure you have BigQuery Admin permissions before loading data into BigQuery.

These steps ensure you’re all set for a smooth data migration process!

Methods to move data from HubSpot to BigQuery

Method1: How to move data from HubSpot to BigQuery Using HubSpot Private App

Step 1: Creating a Private App

1. a) Go to the Settings of your HubSpot account and select Integrations → Private Apps. Click on Create a Private App.

Private Apps Page
Private Apps Page

1. b) On the Basic Info page, provide basic app details:

  • Enter your app name or click on Generate a new random name
  • You can also upload a logo by hovering over the logo placeholder, or by default, the initials of your private app name will be your logo.
  • Enter the description of your app, or leave it empty as you wish. However, it is best practice to provide an apt description.
Basic Info Page
Basic Info Page

1. c) Click on the Scopes tab beside the Basic Info button. You can configure Read, Write, or give permissions for both.

Suppose I want to transfer only the contact information stored on my HubSpot data into BigQuery. I will select only Read configurations, as shown in the attached screenshot. 

Note: If you access some sensitive data, it will also showcase a warning message, as shown below.

Scopes Tab with some permissions given
Scopes Tab with some permissions given

1. d) Once configuring your permissions, click the Create App button at the top right.

Select the Create App
Select the Create App

1. e) After selecting the Continue Creating button, a prompt screen with your Access token will appear.

Access Token Page
Access Token Page

Once you click on Show Token, you can Copy your token.

Note: Keep your access token handy; we will require that for the next step. Your Client Secret is not needed.

Step 2: Making API Calls with your Access Token

  • Open up your command line and type in:
curl --request GET --url --header "Authorization: Bearer (Your_Token)" --header "Content-Type: application/json"

Just replace (Your_Token) with your actual access token id.

  • Here’s what the response will look like:
  "contacts": [
"vid": 33068263516,     
"firstname":{"value":"Sam from Ahrefs"},

NOTE: If you prefer not to use the curl command, use JavaScript. To get all the contacts created in your HubSpot account with Node.js and Axios, your request will look like this:

axios.get('', {
  headers: {
    'Authorization': `Bearer ${YOUR_TOKEN}`,
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
.then((response) => {

  // Handle the API response
.catch((error) => {

Remember, the private app access tokens are implemented on OAuth. You can also authenticate calls using any HubSpot client library. For instance, with the Node.js client library, you pass your app’s access token like this:

const hubspotClient = new hubspot.Client({ accessToken: YOUR_TOKEN });

Step 3: Create a BigQuery Dataset

  • From your Google Cloud command line, run this command:
bq mk hubspot_dataset

hubspot_dataset is just a name that I have chosen. You can change it accordingly. The changes will automatically be reflected in your Google Cloud console. Also, a message “Dataset ‘united-axle-389521:hubspot_dataset’ successfully created.” will be displayed in your CLI.

BigQuery Overview page
BigQuery Overview page

NOTE: Instead of using the Google command line, you can also create a dataset from the console. Just hover over View Actions on your project ID. Once you click it, you will see a Create Dataset option.

BigQuery Overview page for creating a dataset
BigQuery Overview page for creating a dataset

Step4: Create an Empty Table

  • Run the following command in your Google CLI:
bq mk 
--expiration 86400 
--description "Contacts table" 
--label organization:development 
  • After your table is successfully created, a message “Table ‘united-axle-389521:hubspot_dataset.contacts_table’ successfully created” will be displayed. The changes will also be reflected in the cloud console.

NOTE: Alternatively, you can create a table from your BigQuery Console. Once your dataset has been created, click on View Actions and select Create Table

BigQuery overview page for creating a table
BigQuery overview page for creating a table

After selecting Create Table, a new table overview page will appear on the right of your screen. You can create an Empty Table or Upload a table from your local machine, such as Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Google Bigtable, Amazon S3, or Azure Blob Storage.

Step 5: Adding Data to your Empty Table

Before you load any data into BigQuery, you’ll need to ensure it’s in a format that BigQuery supports. For example, if the API you’re pulling data from returns XML, you’ll need to transform it into a format BigQuery understands. Currently, these are the data formats supported by BigQuery:

  • Avro
  • JSON (newline delimited)
  • CSV
  • ORC
  • Parquet
  • Datastore exports
  • Firestore exports

You also need to ensure that your data types are compatible with BigQuery. The supported data types include:

  • DATE
  • JSON
  • TIME

See the documentation’s “DataTypes” and “Introduction to loading data” pages for more details.

The bq load command is your go-to for uploading data to your BigQuery dataset, defining schema, and providing data type information. You should run this command multiple times to load all your tables into BigQuery.

Here’s how you can load a newline-delimited JSON file contacts_data.json from your local machine into the hubspot_dataset.contacts_table:

bq load \
--source_format=NEWLINE_DELIMITED_JSON \
hubspot_dataset.contacts_table \
./contacts_data.json \

Since you’re loading files from your local machine, you must specify the data format explicitly. You can define the schema for your contacts in the local schema file contacts_schema.json.

Step 6: Scheduling Recurring Load Jobs

6. a) First, create a directory for your scripts and an empty backup script:

 $ sudo mkdir /bin/scripts/ && touch /bin/scripts/

6. b) Next, add the following content to the file and save it:

bq load --autodetect --replace --source_format=NEWLINE_DELIMITED_JSON hubspot_dataset.contacts_table ./contacts_data.json

6. c) Let’s edit the crontab to schedule this script. From your CLI, run:

$ crontab -e

6.d) You’ll be prompted to edit a file where you can schedule tasks. Add this line to schedule the job to run at 6 PM daily:

0 18 * * * /bin/scripts/

6. e) Finally, navigate to the directory where your file is located and make it executable:

$ chmod +x /bin/scripts/

And there you go! These steps ensure that cron runs your script daily at 6 PM, keeping your data in BigQuery up-to-date.

Limitations of the Manual Method to Move Data from HubSpot to BigQuery

  • HubSpot APIs have a rate limit of 250,000 daily calls that resets every midnight.
  • You can’t use wildcards, so you must load each file individually. 
  • CronJobs won’t alert you if something goes wrong.
  • You need to set up separate schemas for each API endpoint in BigQuery.
  • Not ideal for real-time data needs.
  • Extra code is needed for data cleaning and transformation.

Method 2: Using Hevo Data to Move Data from HubSpot to BigQuery

These challenges can be pretty frustrating; I’ve been there. The manual method comes with its own set of hurdles and limitations.

To avoid all these, you can easily opt for SaaS alternatives such as Hevo Data. In three easy steps, you can configure Hevo Data to transfer your data from HubSpot to BigQuery.

Step1: Setup HubSpot as a Source Connector

  • To connect your HubSpot account as a source in Hevo, search for HubSpot. 
  • Configure your HubSpot Source. 
  • Give your pipeline a name, configure your HubSpot API Version, and mention how much Historical Sync Duration you want, such as for the past three months, six months, etc. You can also choose to load all of your Historical data.

For example, I will select three months and then click on Continue.

Setup HubSpot as a Source Connector

Next, your objects will be fetched, and you can select them per your requirements. By default, all of your objects are selected. However, you can choose your objects accordingly. For example, I will select only my contacts. You can also search for your objects by clicking the panel’s Search icon at the top-right-hand side and then clicking Continue.

Step2: Setup BigQuery as Destination Connector

  • Select BigQuery as your destination. 
  • Configure your destination by giving a Destination Name, selecting your type of account, i.e., User Account or Service Account, and mentioning your Project ID. Then click on Save & Continue.
Setup BigQuery as Destination Connector

NOTE: As the last step, you can add a Destination Table Prefix, which will be reflected on your destination. For example, if you put ‘hs,’ all the tables loaded into your BigQuery from HubSpot will have ‘hs_original-table-name.’ If you have JSON files, manually flattening your files is a tedious process; thus, Hevo Data provides you with two options: JSON fields as JSON strings and array fields to strings, while the other is collapsing nested arrays into strings. You can select either one of those and click on Continue.

Auto mapping

Once you’re done, your HubSpot data will be loaded into Google BigQuery.

Step 3: Sync your HubSpot Data to BigQuery

In the pipeline lifecycle, you can observe your source being connected, data being ingested, prepared for loading into BigQuery, and finally, the actual loading of your HubSpot data.

Sync your HubSpot Data to BigQuery

As you can see above, our HubSpot has now been connected to BigQuery. Once all events have loaded, your final page will resemble this. It is much easier to adjust your loads or ingestion schedule using our interface. You can also include any object for historical load after creating your pipeline. You can also include objects for ingestion only. Moreover, on the same platform, you can perform additional alterations to your data, such as changing schemas and carrying out ad-hoc analyses immediately after data loads. Our excellent support team is on standby for any queries you may have.

What are some of the reasons for using Hevo Data? 

  • Exceptional Security: It’s fault-tolerant architecture guarantees that no information or data will be lost, so you need not worry.
  • Scalability: Hevo Data for scale is developed to be scaled out at a fraction of the cost with almost zero delay, making it suitable for contemporary extensive data requirements. 
  • Built-in Connectors: Hevo Data has more than 150 connectors, including HubSpot as a source and Google BigQuery as a destination, databases, and SaaS platforms; it even has a built-in webhook and RESTful API connector designed specifically for custom sources.
  • Incremental Data Load: It utilizes bandwidth efficiently by only transferring modified data in real time.
  • Auto Schema Mapping: Hevo Data manages schema automatically by detecting incoming data format and copying it to the destination schema. You can select between full and incremental mappings according to your data replication needs.
  • Easy to use: Hevo Data offers a no-code ETL or ELT load pipeline platform.


HubSpot is a key part of many businesses’ tech stack, enhancing customer relationships and communication strategies—your business growth potential skyrockets when you combine HubSpot data with other sources. Moving your data lets you enjoy a single source of truth, which can significantly boost your business growth.

We’ve discussed two methods to move data—the manual process, which requires a lot of configuration and effort. Instead, try Hevo Data—it does all the heavy lifting for you with a simple, intuitive process. Hevo Data helps you integrate data from multiple sources like HubSpot and load it into BigQuery for real-time analysis. It’s user-friendly, reliable, and secure and makes data transfer hassle-free.

Sign up for a 14-day free trial with Hevo and connect Hubspot to BigQuery in minutes. Also, check out Hevo’s unbeatable pricing or get a custom quote for your requirements.


Q1. How often can I sync my HubSpot data with BigQuery?

You can sync your HubSpot data with BigQuery as often as needed. With tools such as Hevo Data, you can set up real-time to keep your data up-to-date.

Q2. What are the costs associated with this integration?

The costs for integrating HubSpot with BigQuery depend on the tool you use and the amount of data you’re transferring. Hevo Data offers a flexible pricing model. Our prices can help you better understand. BigQuery costs are based on the amount of data stored and processed.

Q3. How secure is the data transfer process?

The data transfer process is highly secure. Hevo Data ensures data security with its fault-tolerant architecture, access controls, data encryption, and compliance with industry standards, ensuring your data is always protected throughout the transfer.

Q4. What support options are available if I encounter issues?

Hevo Data offers extensive support options, including detailed documentation, a dedicated support team through our Chat support available 24×5, and community forums. If you run into any issues, you can easily reach out for assistance to ensure a smooth data integration process.

Chirag Agarwal
Principal CX Engineer, Hevo Data

A seasoned pioneer support engineer with more than 7 years of experience, Chirag has crafted core CX components in Hevo. Proficient in lean solutions, mentoring, and tech exploration.

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