According to the blurb for the 8.1 beta, the Google BigQuery connector is now native.
I had hoped this would resolve some limitations in the original Samba connector. The new connector looks the same and has fixed some known errors, but some other big limitations appear to remain. For example, for some queries we are still seeing the BigQuery error message that the query should use GROUP EACH BY rather than GROUP BY to avoid running out of resources. Similar BigQuery errors related to the use of large tables in joins (where non-default settings are required to allow large joins) also seem to be present.
Am I missing something or is there some way to change the BQ settings from the connector? Or, are there two separate BQ connectors and I've got the wrong one?